Here is our list of links to good learning ideas, websites and videos. You can also find them organised by subject area for EYFS and Y1-6.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have launched daily lessons for home learning. There is a whole range of lessons to choose from. Take a look!

Oak National

Here is the online classroom from Oak National widely reported in the media at the beginning of the summer term.


For Years 2 to 6, Sumdog has six free, fun maths games. Log in with the same details you use for Purple Mash. Our school code is norton.

The British Library

Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children’s Books. For children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages.

Science Museum

Including the Railway Museum in York. They have fascinating scientific stories, engaging videos and home teaching activities. See their website, YouTube channel or resources site.

Digital Library

Families with a North Yorkshire library card and PIN can access books and magazines online. If not, you can call 01609 533878 to get PIN and it can be issued over the phone.


In addition to their lesson ideas, ASE Primary Science have linked with the RSPB. They’ve picked out RSPB Family Wild Challenge activies that are ideal to do during the lockdown.

Digimap for Schools

Log in to Digimap for Schools YO179BG/yooves6939

Talk for Writing

Here are booklets, kindly made available by Talk4Writing, which are designed for children to work through on their own or with some help.

Bug Club

Children in Foundation to Year 3 use Bug Club for homework and home learning.

Radio Blogging

This is a daily internet radio programme that teaches literacy and is aimed at families. Each day there are spelling, grammar and vocabulary games.

ASE Science Plans

ASE Primary Science have lessons which are directly accessible to children and parents at home. There are plans for Years 1 to 6.

The Water Cycle

Here is Yorkshire Water’s first home learning video. Some of our children took part in their Soak it Up planting scheme last Summer.

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water have created activities that can be done in the home and garden.

English Mastery

Find literacy workbooks for year groups 1 to 6 on this page. Scroll down to ‘Primary School’ and choose the year group for your child.

Dyson's Challenge

Here are some very engaging challenges from the James Dyson Foundation. Can you accomplish them all?

Ready Set Ride

British Cycling have adapted their Ready Set Ride programme with a daily calendar. Many of their Prepare 2 Ride games can be done indoors.


ORCA is a charity looking out for whales and dolphins. They have just launched a Youtube channel with super lessons.

The National Theatre

National Theatre at Home has just been launched. They start streaming a family friendly play every Thursday on YouTube.

Story Box

The Early Years Story Box has a new story to help explain the coronavirus crisis to young children.

Staying in Workout

Sport England have created a structured that you can do in the house.

Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.

Snack Shop

Kids hounding you for snacks? Try this!

ABC Does

50 fantastic ideas to try at home.

Topmarks Maths KS1

This link is set up to search for Key Stage 1 Maths resources.

BBC Counting Songs

Songs are such a great way to learn about numbers and counting.

Audible Books for Children

Sign-up for free during the COVID-19 crisis.

Topmarks Maths KS2

For Key Stage 2 Maths resources, click here.

Topmarks Maths EYFS

This link is set up to search for Early Years Maths resources.

CBeebies Makes

Loads of things to make and do.

RI - ExpeRimental

Short films from the Royal Institution on fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments.

Topmarks Science

A resource list for Early Years science.

Sir Linkalot Spelling

A fun spelling app with free sign-up during the COVID-19 crisis.

30 Days of LEGO

A 30 day calendar full of lego challenges. See more LEGO ideas at That Brick Life.


During the COVID-19 crisis you don’t need to subscribe. Just log on using march20 and home.

PE with Joe

Joe Wicks is streaming a daily indoor PE lesson.

The Great Indoors

Bear Grylls and the Scouts have loads of things you can do indoors.

Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor is offering free sign-up right now.

ICT Games

Tablet and mobile friendly maths and literacy games.

BBC Alphablocks

Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics.

BBC School Radio

Tune in for songs and listening games.


Have some fun with BookTrust’s new HomeTime feature or find your next book with their Bookfinder.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Do yogo as you enjoy the children’s classic, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”!

Dough Disco

Spread the Happiness channel has a dough disco to build fine muscle control in the hands and fingers.

Dance With Oti

Strictly’s Oti Mabusi is doing a Rock’n’Roll kids dance class.

Read Write Inc

Use this link to subscribe. It’s free and you’ll get a new film every day - Monday to Friday.