Home Learning – Extra Resources

During the school closure, our teachers are setting lessons for the children to do at home, however, every child is different and we don’t want you to feel limited by the work that we set. Many educational publishers have made their resources available for free during the closure. As a school, we don’t want to recommend any individual resource and we are not responsible for the content on external websites, but we do want to point you in the direction of websites that are available which you might find useful.

If you find any other relevant websites that you have found useful, please let me know by emailing ben.twelves@bishoppursglove.derbyshire.sch.uk so that we can build this library up. I will be adding to it every day, so please keep coming back to this page.


Maths Factor – For children from Reception to Year 6, Daily Maths video, practise and game

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required


Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required


Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Description: a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Registration: not required

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required


Reading, especially for primary age children, is critical to their educational development and something that families can do together.


Schools should seek advice from their phonics programme provider about resources that are available to support remote phonics learning at home. For example, Read Write Inc. (RWI) has made video content freely available online.

DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:


Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required


Website: https://authorfy.com

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required


Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Description: one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Registration: not required

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Description: free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: is required

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required


BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Description: interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.

Registration: not required

STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: is required for some resources

Mixed Resources

Pearson Resources – Primary Parents – Pearson have released some units and activities from a selection of there resources.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust – Wild at Home

Links to loads of websites from Derbyshire Services 4 Schools

Well being and Collective Worship

Coping Calendar – Useful ideas about how we, as adults, can stay calm through the current crisis

Daily live stream from Michael Tinkler – one of our regular collective worship leaders – at 11am every day – singing songs about Jesus, reading stories from the Bible and answering questions.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required


Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required


Great mixed resources from the Archbishop of York’s Young Leadership Programme.


Videos from our friend Jon at Extra Time (who organise our cluster sports tournaments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq69azUk7Co – Juniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMLpr3-REec – Foundation and KS1

Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

Registration: not required

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required


Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

Daily workout with Joe Wicks everyday at 9am

Cosmic Yoga – Can’t describe it, but give it a go as a family.

Download PE and Mindfulness Activity cards from 2Simple

Table Tennis at home!

Rural Derbyshire – School Sports Partnership – Daily Home Challenges Wk 2