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Free resources for fun and learning - Early Years to Secondary

As many schools, groups and activities have had to postpone for the time being, we have compiled a list of free resources you can access, to create inspiring and educational days at home. The list has been split into age groups to help you tailor a great day of age appropriate, learning fun, for your children.

If your child has special educational needs (SEN) or a disability, be sure to also check out our other resources page that has lots of helpful apps and activities to compliment their learning. 

Early Years

If your child's setting has it's own social media, be sure to give them a follow. They are often posting their own activity ideas and storytimes.

Early Mornings
Sunrise Safari 
If you have early-risers in your home, why not tune into Sunrise Safari at 5am? Sounds like a relaxing way to ease into those early starts!

Dance, Music, P.E
Early Years Music Education
Cornwall Music Service Trust have lots of free resources for musical fun at home.

4Real Dance & Fitness Company at C4 Studios 
Offering regular dance and fun videos, including 15 minutes of fun to cheesy family tunes

The Body Coach - Youtube
Joe Wicks is going to be providing FREE PE Lessons every weekday from Monday at 9am for all children.

Free Library of Nursery Rhymes
Here are the words and actions to some popular songs and nursery rhymes, with some mp3s to listen and sing along to as well.

CBeebies Radio, Activities to Discover
Listening activities with things to try out

Kids Yoga Cornwall
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm – Suitable for the littlest yogis.

Moo Music Cornwall PL Postcodes
FREE online music and movement session for the under 5s, Wednesdays at 10:30am

The Ballet Coach - Youtube
English National Ballet School-trained dancer Sarah Du-Feu is streaming lessons on YouTube, suitable from age three to right up to adult.

Sadler's Wells Theatre Family Dance Workshops
Suitable for ages 2 to 6

Disney 10 Minute Shake-ups
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Development
Ways to Help Babies and Children to Talk
Guidance on developing your childs language skills

Hungry Little Minds – Simple fun, activities for kids aged 0 – 5
Activities with a focus on development

Tiny Happy People BBC
Activities to help your childs language skills

Look, Say, Sing, Play - Brain-building tips | NSPCC
Fun and engaging brain building tips and games

Parents Guide to Promoting Early Learning and Development at Home
Supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Schemas BBC
How children learn through play and repetitive behaviours

Oxford Health
Children’s occupational therapy: activity resources

Join Our Tribe
How to host your own 'tiny baby retreat' at home, create beautiful sensory trays and advice for new mums and dads.

FitnFun Kids 
Weekly challenges and activities for babies, littles and pre-school explorers.

Baby Sensory Mid and West Cornwall
Free live baby sensory videos!

Discovery using play

Animals

Google's 3D Animals
If you have a smartphone you can google the names of animals and have them come to life in your living room!

Nature & Outdoors

Activities | Nursery World
Wide range of activities for the home and garden

Nature play activity recipes
Whether you’re a parent, playworker or teacher, use these nature play activity recipes to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play.  

Garden Treasure Hunt
This activity improves their language development, basic maths skills and social skills

LET'S GO LIVE with Maddie & Greg
Garden week activities with television presenters Maddie and Greg

Activities for kids at home or self-isolating by the Woodland Trust
We've pulled together some simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.

Roleplay

Role Play Ideas
Role Play can be one of the most important activities for young children, it not only stimulates their imagination but can helps with their social development.

More Role Play Ideas
Ideas to create a corner in your home using toys you may already have

Little Angel Theatre
Live puppet shows and how to create your own shows at home

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

10 Early Years Science Activities EYFS - First Discoverers
Encourage their natural desire to experiment

LEGO Lesson Plans
Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson

Ways to use Lego for learning
Don't forget that many of these activities could use Duplo too!

Activity Ideas for EYFS
Number Place 1, 2 and 3 objects into different pots/ containers Take 1, 2 and 3 objects out of different pots/ containers Create a  ramp and push 1, 2 and 3 different cars/ balls down Fit different objects into different sized containers Find the lid/…

Wellbeing

IPA Play in Crisis: support for parents and carers
There is a need to support children’s right to play at this time, so we have developed the IPA Play in Crisis: support for parents and carers resources

Hygge in the Early Years Free Learning Pack
Inside the weekly home learning guide you can find creative activity hooks focusing on learning through play. All activities can be carried out in the home or garden without spending any money. 

10 Sensory Play Activities & Ideas - Early Years Resources
Hands on activities to stimulate senses

Random acts of kindness during the Coronavirus outbreak
Learn how kind acts can help you and others during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Drawings, letters of support and well-wishes
Send something lovely to those receiving treatment at Treliske. Please do not post physical copies, instead follow the instructions below.
To submit a letter, either scan a copy of it into your computer or take a picture of it, then send the file as a JPEG attachment to rcht.chaplains@nhs.net 
Their wonderful team will print and laminate all digital letters before distributing to the wards.

Create a Family Time Capsule
You are living through history right now!

NHS Cornwall Heroes Competition
Are you aged from 4 to 18-years-old and want to see your work featured in an online gallery that celebrates our NHS heroes!? Just select one of the photos of NHS staff provided with this post to create your masterpiece and let your creativity guide you. Images - bit.ly/TheFaceOfOurNHS Ends 1 June 2020.

Food
Food a Fact of Life
Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating

Kids' baking recipes | BBC Good Food
Get baking with the children using our triple-tested recipes for cookies, cakes, puddings and even bread.

Reading and storytime
Audible
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Just follow the link, no signup required.

Little Story Seekers - Youtube
FREE weekly, fun and interactive online video sessions for children aged 2-5 years and their parents and carers, based on story books and well known songs. No need to book, just tune in! To view the videos you need to be a member of Little Story Seekers closed Facebook group in order to comply with publisher copyright restrictions.

Pyjamarama: Friday 1 May
To celebrate the bedtime story and reading together, this year's Pyjamarama will be a day when families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home.

Official Cornish Book Fairy
The Cornish Book Fairy is reading some of her favourite stories!

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus
Free downloadable story to help combat fears about covid19

Elevenses with David Walliams
Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! They stay on soundcloud, so you can always listen to them later on if you miss 11am.

StoryOnline
Celebrities reading stories

Puffin Storytime
Settle down for 20 minutes of storytime magic with some of our authors or follow a fantastic draw along from our amazing illustrators. 

Little Angel Theatre
Live puppet shows and how to create your own shows at home

Stories for Kids: Over 300 Free Stories Online 
Free stories for children

LoveMyBooks
With lovemybooks you will find out about wonderful books to read with your child. You will find many creative activities based on each book to make reading even more enjoyable and interactive.

Sooper Books | Free Award-winning Children's Stories
Free stories for children

National Literacy Trust Family Zone
You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

World of Stories Picturebooks
#WorldBookDay chosen audiobooks, for free.

Learning packs, mixed resources, all topics
Early Years Home Learning Pack
A free home learning pack with a range of resources aimed at Early Years children.

Early Years Educational Programmes BBC
A range of programmes covering different topics appropriate for Early Years Children.

Early Years, Child Protection, Information / training and advice - TOPEY
Lots of tips, tricks and resources to aid early years learning.

Early Years Resources
Free activities to engage young minds

Online resources for learning EYFS - Secondary
Websites for home learning

A Parents’ Guide to Promoting Early Learning and Development at Home
Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Primary School

Arts and Design

Tate Kids
Play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art.

#Draw with Rob
Draw-along videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am GMT that parents could watch with their kids and create some great artwork.

Hobbycraft Ideas
Craft ideas to engage your children. 

Hobbycraft
Join them on facebook live everyday at 11am for a new craft activity.

Pixilart
Free online pixel art drawing tool

Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app. Easily create stunning social graphics, short videos, and web pages

Design a Wrapper for Kernow Chocolate (11 and Under) 
Head over to our website and pick one of our flavours to use for your chocolate bar. We will select a winner each week and the winner will receive a £10 gift code for our website. The weekly winner will make it through to the final round.

Postcards from the Edge Project
Use any medium/materials of your choice and create something or lots of things that best express your experience / feelings / emotions. Take a photo of your work and email as a JPEG to manager@spaceforyou.biz

MakeItBetter Mitber CIC
Visit the website for arts activities, or sign up for free as an emerald member to access lots of free resources for art based home learning!

Draw along with Nick Sharratt
The illustrator who creates characters for Jacqueline Wilson

Childnet Film Competition
Invites young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film. Tell them why you want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how this can be achieved. 3 Categories - Solo, Group and Storyboard. Extended deadline of Monday 22nd June

Boredom Busters
Our Corona Diary 
Keep a diary: Write it, draw it, sketch it, paint it, knit it, model it, film it, record it, sing it - whatever, however, just date it and save it. Get inspired by our weekly themes.

Project Quaranzine | The Blurt Foundation
Quaranzine is a space for anyone aged 0-24 to share a ‘zine that they’ve made during lockdown, and to read 'zines that other people have submitted.

Gwealan Tops
The park is closed, but for now they are offering super fun play challenges every day on their facebook page. You'll only need some basic household bits and lots of imagination!

Harry Potter at Home
Magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. Oh - you can also download the very first book absolutely free.

UNICEF Kid Power Challenges
Help them to develop creativity and problem solving skills.

Fun Palace' Tiny Revolutions
We are sharing practical suggestions, tiny steps anyone can take to connect a little more in their local community or simply pass time creatively in self-isolation. These steps are both online and OFFline – while a great deal of connection is moving online right now, this is not available to everyone and we want Fun Palaces, as ever, to be for anyone who wants to connect.

Create a Family Time Capsule
You are living through history right now!

What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?
Enter your birth date and month, to see what the Hubble Space Telescope spotted on your birthday!

Online Escape Rooms
We introduce to you the Escape From Home adventures, The Egyptian Escape, A Pirate’s Problem and Global Gateway

Word Search Maker
Create a Word Search to share with Family and Friends, this one allows you to do it all online.

Drama and Performing Arts
The Wind in the Willows: Watch the theatre production online for free
As theatres are forced to close their doors, we're making The Wind in the Willows the Musical available to stream online for free. The film was recorded live at the London Palladium in 2017

DramaToolkit
Lots of free resources, including plans for lessons and games.

Free Full Length Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical 
Every Friday at 7pm, available for 48 hours after it's release.

Miracle Theatre 
Productions FREE to watch online from 7pm on the 1st Monday of each month throughout the Spring and Summer 2020.

Free Broadway Musicals and Plays
Some of these titles are available to stream for free in the UK - just check for the right link underneath.

Little Angel Theatre
Live puppet shows and how to create your own shows at home

English and Reading

Reading, Free Books and Story-times 

Join Cornwall Library Online
Cornwall Library provides members free access to a wide range of online resources. These include electronic books, eAudiobooks, online newspapers and magazines, stream music to your internet device and research information using our online reference library.

Discovering Children's Books at the British Library
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. Full of how-to's, fun activities and inspiration.

Official Cornish Book Fairy
The Cornish Book Fairy is reading some of her favourite stories!

Stories for Kids: Over 300 Free Stories Online 
Free stories for children

Sooper Books | Free Award-winning Children's Stories
Free stories for children

Audible
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Just follow the link, no signup required.

Elevenses with David Walliams
Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! They stay on soundcloud, so you can always listen to them later on if you miss 11am.

Puffin Storytime
Settle down for 20 minutes of storytime magic with some of our authors or follow a fantastic draw along from our amazing illustrators. 

Storytime from Space
Watch as Astronauts read you a story - all the way from Space!

Roald Dahl Website
Has lots of activities and lesson plans for home learning. There are also draw-alongs with Quentin Blake and story-times to watch. Why not take willy wonka's quiz?

#SaveWithStories
Hundreds of free story-times with celebrities in aid of Save the Children.

StoryOnline
Celebrities reading stories

World of Stories Young Fiction Audiobooks
#WorldBookDay chosen audiobooks, for free.

LoveMyBooks
With lovemybooks you will find out about wonderful books to read with your child. You will find many creative activities based on each book to make reading even more enjoyable and interactive.

The Ickabog
New story by J K Rowling. Each weekday, over the next seven weeks, a new installment will be published. We hope you and your children will enjoy this original fairy tale!

English and Writing

English Resources for Kids | British Council
Activities, stories and poems for kids.

Oxford Owl for Home
Free books, dictionaries, stories! Along with creative writing, language and reading support

PhonicsPlayComics
Due to the current situation, this resource has been made free! Use the Username: march20 and Password: home

Grammarsaurus
Free home learning resources for writing

LitFilmFest Lessons
Choose your path towards purposeful and engaging literacy.

National Literacy Trust Family Zone
You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

Food
Kids' baking recipes | BBC Good Food
Get baking with the children using our triple-tested recipes for cookies, cakes, puddings and even bread.

Ready Steady Cook
You could host your own version using a selection of random ingredients from your home. Follow the link to see what was made in the episodes of this hit tv show.

Farm and Country Activity Sheets
Here at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association we have put together some farm and country activities for you to have a go at with your children.

Food a Fact of Life
Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating

History and Geography

History 

DK Find Out
What do you want to find out?

Horrible Histories - CBBC - BBC
Watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs

School History Games
Browse our collection of history and educational games designed to test your history knowledge.

Postal Museum Website
Whilst we’re temporarily closed, we’re sharing stories of extraordinary communication from our archives and collections. We’re also gathering the inspiring ways you’re connecting with each other and providing some entertainment inspired by the postal service.

Marine Traffic around the World
View all of the vessels currently travelling the worlds oceans.

Flight Radar - Flight Traffic around the World
Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Geography

National Geographic Kids
From animals and geography to science, nature and history, there are so many amazing facts for kids just waiting to be discovered by young explorers like you!

Google Earth
Explore the entire world!

The Kids should see This
Videos for curious minds of all ages

Explore.org: Live Cameras from around the World
Explore.org is the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.

Virtual Field Trips
Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities! You can even visit the Artic Tundra and see the Polar Bears!!

Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace
An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration

Visit the Great Wall of China 3D Tour
As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on any trip to China.

Bodmin Keep - 3D Tour of Cornwalls Army Museum
Take an online tour of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, 'The Keep', Bodmin.

OCEAN3D Tours of Cornwall
Interactive online tours of our local attractions. They also have activities to go along side their videos including treasure hunts. 

Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL)
Live videos meeting their residents. Sister sanctuary SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary are also doing weekly live sessions for you all to enjoy over on their page.

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Tour
Try out this incredible interactive tour of the Great Barrier Reef, led by national treasure David Attenborough!

Languages
Duolingo
Learn languages for free

Nature, Outdoors and Gardening Play
30 Days Wild
Can you join our challenge for June? We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

The Hugs Foundation Daily Hugs
We do a live episode of 'A Daily Hug' everyday at 9am with our animals.

Eden Project Resources for Everyone
The Eden Project have created a page dedicated to awesome activities to try at home

Your Shore Beach Rangers 
Marine Life Wordsearches, Beach Safety Quizzes, Becoming a Beach Ranger Exercises!

#WaterSafetyWednesdays
The RNLI's new regular live show about water safety, every Wednesday at 10:15am

LET'S GO LIVE with Maddie & Greg
Garden week activities with television presenters Maddie and Greg

Chris Packham
Regular live nature videos from across the UK

Badger Forest School
Free educational videos from foraging to mindfullness 

The Wild Network
Can you stay wild while staying home? Every Sunday we will be posting 4 new creative challenges to complete throughout the week with your family. Whether it's bringing the outside inside, exploring the garden, getting creative on a socially distant, daily walk or a watching a brilliant film about the natural world - we've got you covered

Woodland Trust Nature Detectives
Free printables to engage with nature

Inspiring Garden Themes for Children
Ways to involve your child with gardening

Activities for kids at home or self-isolating by the Woodland Trust
We've pulled together some simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.

Nature play activity recipes
Whether you’re a parent, playworker or teacher, use these nature play activity recipes to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play.  

ORCA  
To support families at home and teachers, will be producing interactive lessons, activities and Q&A sessions about wonderful whales and dolphins! To sign up, pop your details in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ORCAlessons and we will send you all further info.

Google's 3D Animals
If you have a smartphone you can google the names of animals and have them come to life in your living room!

Wild At Home with Newquay Zoo
Whether its art or English, science or history, we have a whole range of wildlife themed activities for you to download or watch.

RSPB Family Wild Challenge
You can help wildlife, explore nature and enjoy lots of wild, fun family activities

WWF Family Resources
Ideas for things to do at home from the World Wildlife Foundation

Online Learning - All Subjects
BBC Bitesize
Access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

Childrens University Downloads
Even if your child isn't signed up for the Children's University, you can still access all of their wonderful challenges and resources for free! 

Seneca KS2
Uses GIFs and Memes to aid learning. Shows you content again in a different format if you struggle the first time.

Challenge Packs - Pawprint Badges
Each pack contains over 40 activity ideas and with handy hints and tips thrown in for good measure it's never been easier to provide adventure and skills for life.

Twinkl
We've not only created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free. 

BBC's Educational Programmes Primary
A range of programmes covering topics from Maths to Landmarks.

Explore Learning 
All the activities in The Club are a great way for you to support your child’s education at home

Personal, Social and Health Education
The Pantry in Bude 
Monday to Friday at 11:00. Bring your kids to sit infront of your pc, phone or tablet and join me for half an hour of learning! I'm not talking equations here, this will be different, fun and educational! And if there is anything your children would like to learn, just let me know and I'll try and make it happen!

Blue Peter Badges
There are so many different Blue Peter badges - learn about how you could get your hands on one!

Self-Care - Anna Freud Centre
85+ self care activities

Can’t Talk, Write: helping young people to express how they feel
Each toolkit includes printable activities and ideas to get young people writing, there is also a facilitators’ toolkit is for adults to use with young people

Drawings, letters of support and well-wishes
Send something lovely to those receiving treatment at Treliske. Please do not post physical copies, instead follow the instructions below.
To submit a letter, either scan a copy of it into your computer or take a picture of it, then send the file as a JPEG attachment to rcht.chaplains@nhs.net 
Their wonderful team will print and laminate all digital letters before distributing to the wards.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide by Postive People
Support, advice and activities for children and young people to help during lockdown

Breathe KS2
Designed to improve mental well-being, 5 literacy lessons guide your class to write, perform and video their explanation of the benefits of mindfulness and then performing a short meditation

Kids Yoga Cornwall
Live stream Yoga sessions throughout the week!

Nature Space
Immerse yourself in the most vividly detailed natural spaces on the planet, captured in unbelieveably high-res 3D sound. Naturespace is a free app for iOS and Android.

Random acts of kindness during the Coronavirus outbreak
Learn how kind acts can help you and others during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Supporting a child with Bereavement
The current situation we are in with the COVID-19/Coronavirus is unusual and can feel quite frightening for all ages. The impact of this situation is likely to change how we deal with death for some time.

Free Mindfulness Challenge Cards
Click the image on the page to download the PDF.

Free Yoga Cards to promote Sleep
Click the image on the page to download the PDF.

Physical Education PE and Dance
The Body Coach - Youtube
Joe Wicks is going to be providing FREE PE Lessons every weekday from Monday at 9am for all children.

The Ballet Coach - Youtube
English National Ballet School-trained dancer Sarah Du-Feu is streaming lessons on YouTube, suitable from age three to right up to adult.

Peace Out Guided Meditation Scripts for Kids (5 to 12)– Volume 1
These are FREE to those who need them - just pay what you want if you can afford to support us. Just type 0 in the payment box to download for free. Includes lots of tips on how to deliver meditation for kids so it works!

Kids Yoga Cornwall
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm – Suitable for the littlest yogis.

Kids Yoga Cornwall
Saturdays at Midday – Suitable for 8+ yogis (grown ups too!!!)

Disney 10 Minute Shake-ups
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Religious Education
RE Online
Search our free, great quality teaching resources

Safety
Stay Safe Home Classroom Resources
We are trying to do our bit to help all primary school pupils to still have the opportunity to get some extra ?home? tuition on the subjects of Anti-bullying and Internet Safety. You will find links to quizes, poster templates and fun challenges to allow your young people to top up on their knowledge on these subjects.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

Awards

CREST Awards 
STEM award to complete at home

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award 
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Science

The DadLab - YouTube
Youtube channel with experiments to try at home

Chemistry in your Cupboard
The science museum has produced this resource of easy experiments using common ingredients found at home. Please note that adult supervision required.

Horrible Science - YouTube
Join the Horrible Science team, as they uncover all the disgusting facts 

STEM Activities for Kids - Science Buddies
Science Buddies free resources help continue STEM learning at home with hundreds of fun videos and activities

STEM Learning
Free resources for home learning. Home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Science Time From Space
Understanding basic science concepts is key to enjoying STEM and the world around you. Astronauts on board the International Space Station have conducted experiments to explore some basic science concepts. Come explore with the astronauts!

NASA Website: Space
Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.

Armchair Astronaut: Space to Learn
Live Q&A videos with Astronauts, a new topic every Tuesday at 2pm

Technology

Blockly - Computing
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Minecraft: Education Edition
Learn to code in a free Hour of Code lesson in Minecraft: Education Edition. Program the Agent to prevent forest fires. Explore basic coding concepts and learn about artificial intelligence with Minecraft and MakeCode.

The Kids should see This
Videos for curious minds of all ages

Engineering

LEGO Lesson PlansKS1KS2
Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson

Cornwall Libraries Lego Club
Follow them on Facebook for LEGO Club - now online! Every Wednesday at 12:00 Midday 

Great Western Railway
Enter their competition by building your own cardboard train, take 3D tours and answer quizzes!

Engineering.gov
With activities set by the RAF, the Science Museum, FIFA, and more, it’s the perfect place to bring out their inventive side.

The James Dyson Foundation Challenge Cards
Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Coat a nail in copper? What happens when you plug a clock into a potato?

Kids Invent Stuff
The YouTube channel where kids get their inventions made

Maths

Maths - BBC Bitesize
Maths resources

Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman
Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.

Money Sense
An impartial financial education programme that uses real-life experiences to help young people develop good money habits.

Secondary School

Arts and Design

Pixilart
Free online pixel art drawing tool

Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app. Easily create stunning social graphics, short videos, and web pages

Canva
Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations, posters and more. An online graphic design tool.

Skillshare
Skillshare is an online education platform with thousands of free classes taught by the world's best practitioners. Classes range from cooking to sewing, graphic design to landscape photography. 

List of UK Arts Competitions
Some require an entry fee, but many are free.

One Drawing a Day
This blog can inspire you to create a new medium of artwork each day.

Postcards from the Edge Project
Use any medium/materials of your choice and create something or lots of things that best express your experience / feelings / emotions. Take a photo of your work and email as a JPEG to manager@spaceforyou.biz

Hobbycraft
Join them on facebook live everyday at 11am for a new craft activity.

Online Weekly Embroider a Bee for West Cornwall
Weekly 30 minute + online workshop

Marvel's Spider-Man Artist Will Sliney
Character illustration workshop and challenges

Draw along with Nick Sharratt
The illustrator who creates characters for Jacqueline Wilson

Google Arts&Culture
Explore this area of google with links to high definition artworks and 3D tours. Browse by colour, medium, time, artist...

LoveYourClothes Refashion & Upcycle Tutorials
Dig out that old denim, or those t-shirts you hardly wear anymore - turn them into something new!


Boredom Busters

Headstart Kernow Youth: 140 things to do
Some ideas to keep you busy (there are a few that you might have to research a bit before you try them – let us know how you get on…) How many can you tick off?

Our Corona Diary 
Keep a diary: Write it, draw it, sketch it, paint it, knit it, model it, film it, record it, sing it - whatever, however, just date it and save it. Get inspired by our weekly themes.

Project Quaranzine | The Blurt Foundation
Quaranzine is a space for anyone aged 0-24 to share a ‘zine that they’ve made during lockdown, and to read 'zines that other people have submitted

'Locked In' Escape Room Competition
Do you think you could create the best puzzle for our new escape room? The winner will not only see their puzzle brought to life but will also receive a voucher for themselves and a friend to play the whole new game when the new escape room is up and running.

Online Escape Rooms
We introduce to you the Escape From Home adventures, The Egyptian Escape, A Pirate’s Problem and Global Gateway

LifeHacker
Tells you the 'Life Hacks' you never even knew you needed! You’ll find all sorts of clever shortcuts, hidden features, how-to guides, tutorials, and troubleshooting advice to help you get the most out of your apps, software, devices and more.

Harry Potter at Home
Magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more. Oh - you can also download the very first book absolutely free.

Fun Palace' Tiny Revolutions
We are sharing practical suggestions, tiny steps anyone can take to connect a little more in their local community or simply pass time creatively in self-isolation. These steps are both online and OFFline – while a great deal of connection is moving online right now, this is not available to everyone and we want Fun Palaces, as ever, to be for anyone who wants to connect.

What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?
Enter your birth date and month, to see what the Hubble Space Telescope spotted on your birthday!

Create a Family Time Capsule
You are living through history right now!

Word Search Maker
Create a Word Search to share with Family and Friends, this one allows you to do it all online.


Dance, Music and Performing Arts

Free online DJ software
Mix music online for free, no download requried

The Wind in the Willows: Watch the theatre production online for free
As theatres are forced to close their doors, we're making The Wind in the Willows the Musical available to stream online for free. The film was recorded live at the London Palladium in 2017

Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House launches a programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home

Sir Patrick Stuart is reading Shakespeare
Head over to his twitter to enjoy a new sonnet each day.

Free Full Length Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical 
Every Friday at 7pm, available for 48 hours after it's release.

Miracle Theatre 
Productions FREE to watch online from 7pm on the 1st Monday of each month throughout the Spring and Summer 2020.

Free Broadway Musicals and Plays
Some of these titles are available to stream for free in the UK - just check for the right link underneath.

Release a song with Kevrenna Records - Cornwall Music Education Trust
The label is based totally online and is to support young people who wish to continue to make music during the current situation. They offer free 6 week courses.


English and Reading

Join Cornwall Library Online
Cornwall Library provides members free access to a wide range of online resources. These include electronic books, eAudiobooks, online newspapers and magazines, stream music to your internet device and research information using our online reference library.

Discovering Children's Books at the British Library
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. Full of how-to's, fun activities and inspiration.

English Resources for Teens | British Council
Activities, articles and teaching tools specifically designed to enhance the learning of teenage students.

BBC Writers Room
We can only promote opportunities and events which are free for writers to enter and don't ask for payment from writers at any stage. 

Pobble 365
A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing, also tasks for english language and drawing. 

Obooko Teen and Young Adult Free Ebooks
Obooko has been online since 2010 and was created specifically to make quality English-language books available free of charge to anyone, regardless of means. 

LitFilmFest Lessons
Choose your path towards purposeful and engaging literacy.

World of Stories Teen Audiobooks
#WorldBookDay chosen audiobooks, for free.


Film and Photography

IntoFilm
Powerpoints with activities relating to popular films.

Nikon School Online
Aspiring photographers can enjoy these free tutorials from Nikon!

Childnet Film Competition
Invites young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film. Tell them why you want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how this can be achieved. 3 Categories - Solo, Group and Storyboard.


Food

Easy baking recipes | BBC Food
Try our simple recipes for all your favourite bakes.

Ready Steady Cook
You could host your own version using a selection of random ingredients from your home. Follow the link to see what was made in the episodes of this hit tv show.

5 Ingredient Meals | BBC Food
Delicious and filling dinners that use only five ingredients. You can't get recipes any easier than these!

Food a Fact of Life
Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating

Cornwall College Professional Cookery & Hospitality
Bringing you regular cook-a-long videos to upskill your home cooking!


Gardening

Eden Project Resources for Everyone
The Eden Project have created a page dedicated to awesome activities to try at home


History and Geography

Geography

Ocean Explorer
Take a journey into the Earth's oceans and discover whether you've got what it takes to become an oceanographer. Explore ocean depths, currents, temperatures and find out more about the future of our oceans.

Marine Traffic around the World
View all of the vessels currently travelling the worlds oceans.

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Tour
Try out this incredible interactive tour of the Great Barrier Reef, led by national treasure David Attenborough!

Flight Radar - Flight Traffic around the World
Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Geography game: how well do you know the world?
Think you're good at geography? Try this game from The Guardian

Google Earth
Explore the entire world!

Explore.org: Live Cameras from around the World
Explore.org is the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.

National Geographic: 130 Years of Exploration
We’ve been making discoveries—and making an impact—for over 130 years. Now you can explore this fascinating history firsthand with a new, interactive timeline that takes you behind the scenes through rare video footage, photos, artifacts, and inside stories.

Virtual Field Trips
Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities! You can even visit the Artic Tundra and see the Polar Bears!!

History

Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace
An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration

Visit the Great Wall of China 3D Tour
As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on any trip to China.

Hadrian: The Roamin' Emperor
Can you piece together strands of historical evidence to work out what motivated the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, to travel so extensively?

History - Interactive Content - BBC
Bring history to life with animated maps, movies, games, picture galleries, virtual 3D tours and programme clips. 

Postal Museum Website
Whilst we’re temporarily closed, we’re sharing stories of extraordinary communication from our archives and collections. We’re also gathering the inspiring ways you’re connecting with each other and providing some entertainment inspired by the postal service.

School History Games | KS3, KS4, KS5 Curriculum
Educational history games for teachers, parents, homeschoolers or students. Suitable for KS3 to KS5.

Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City
Take a guided tour around ancient Rome with expert Dr Matthew Nicholls, using his detailed and award-winning 3D digital model of the city

See a Prehistoric Sea Dragon in 3D
Teleport to the Natural History Museum in London and encounter the prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ Rhomaleosaurus, as it comes back to life before your eyes

The Secret Annex 3D Tour
Take a look around and discover the Secret Annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.


Online Courses, All Subjects & Revision

BBC Bitesize
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

Seneca GCSE - Alevel
Uses GIFs and Memes to aid learning. Shows you content again in a different format if you struggle the first time. Over 100 courses to choose from.

Future Learn
FutureLearn courses consist of pre-recorded video lectures and readings that you can work through on a weekly schedule or when it's convenient for you. They also have student discussions on every page of the course. Some have online practice quizzes, homework or assignments. Aimed at higher education, but topics may be of interest to a younger audience.

Open Learning - OpenLearn - Open University
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. A great head start for those already thinking of their future options.

Twinkl
We've not only created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free. 

BBC Educational Programmes Secondary
Programmes covering a range of topics, from languages to science.

RYA Marine Education Online Tutorials
You might not be able to get out on the water, but you can learn about reading nautical charts, tidal curves and bouyancy in preparation!


Personal, Social and Health Education

Blurt Foundation: Coronavirus Helpful Hub
This page is designed to answer questions, provide helpful resources and information, and share ideas for coping with the ever-changing landscape we find ourselves in. We will be continually updating this resource as more information is realised and as the situation changes.

Young People Cornwall's Online Youth Club
Something for everyone - held 7 days a week. Follow the link for the schedule.

The Pantry in Bude 
Monday to Friday at 15:00. Anyone aged 16 to 116! Come join me on Facebook live for a general chit chat, talk about worries, ask any questions you may have etc. The main bulk of it will be to hopefully alleviate some worry, support those who may be isolated and lonely, have some fun, maybe a quiz, bingo, chat about movies/tv/ music/ hobbies and also learning some tips to help with your mental health (such as mindfulness).  Under 16's can join another session held each day at 11:00

TedEd Talks
All sorts of engaging educational videos on a variety of topics.

Random acts of kindness during the Coronavirus outbreak
Learn how kind acts can help you and others during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Drawings, letters of support and well-wishes
Send something lovely to those receiving treatment at Treliske. Please do not post physical copies, instead follow the instructions below.
To submit a letter, either scan a copy of it into your computer or take a picture of it, then send the file as a JPEG attachment to rcht.chaplains@nhs.net
Their wonderful team will print and laminate all digital letters before distributing to the wards.

Self-Care - Anna Freud Centre
85+ Self care techniques to try at home

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide by Postive People
Support, advice and activities for children and young people to help during lockdown

Rise Above
We’ve got tips on gaining confidence, blasting anxiety and general life stuff from the people who’ve been there. Remember, we’re in this thing called life together! 

Getting to know You
This well-being workbook is now free to download, thanks to the Blurt Foundation

Breathe KS3-4
Designed to improve mental well-being, 5 literacy lessons guide your class to write, perform and video their explanation of the benefits of mindfulness and then performing a short meditation

Nature Space
Immerse yourself in the most vividly detailed natural spaces on the planet, captured in unbelieveably high-res 3D sound. Naturespace is a free app for iOS and Android.

Hidden Stories
FREE Illustrated Book about Invisible Disabilities


Physical Education PE and Dance

The Body Coach - Youtube
Joe Wicks is going to be providing FREE PE Lessons every weekday from Monday at 9am for all children.

The Ballet Coach - Youtube
English National Ballet School-trained dancer Sarah Du-Feu is streaming lessons on YouTube, suitable from age three to right up to adult.


Religious Education

RE Online
Search our free, great quality teaching resources


Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

Awards

CREST Awards
STEM award to complete at home

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award 
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Science

Science with Professor Brian Cox
A full schedule of upcoming programmes to join in with.

BBC Science Focus
Website covering pretty much any topic you can imagine, content written by leading scientists. You can read the magazine for free by downloading the press reader app and using your library card number.

Science Focus Education Pack
The Science Focus education pack is a new weekly series of worksheets aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students.

NASA Website: Space
Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.

The Slow Mo Guys - YouTube
Lots of things - but in slow motion!

The Kids should see This
Videos for curious minds of all ages

Technology

Blockly - Computing
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Maths - BBC Bitesize
Maths learning resources

OCEAN 3D
3D Tours of locations and attractions in Cornwall

Engineering 

The Bright Ideas Challenge SHELL
What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? 

Engineering.gov
With activities set by the RAF, the Science Museum, FIFA, and more, it’s the perfect place to bring out their inventive side.

LEGO Lesson Plans,  KS3 | KS4
Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson

STEM Learning
Free resources for home learning. Home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Maths

MoneySense
An impartial financial education programme that uses real-life experiences to help young people develop good money habits.

Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present
Get ready to be perplexed... try 8 different puzzles and a whole host of daily #maths and #logic challenges from The Open University and UK Maths Trust with these interactive puzzles


Wildlife

Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL)
Live videos meeting their residents. Sister sanctuary SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary are also doing weekly live sessions for you all to enjoy over on their page.

ORCA  
To support families at home and teachers, will be producing interactive lessons, activities and Q&A sessions about wonderful whales and dolphins! To sign up, pop your details in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ORCAlessons and we will send you all further info.

Google's 3D Animals
If you have a smartphone you can google the names of animals and have them come to life in your living room!

Chris Packham
Live springwatch videos.

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