Online Learning Resources for Pupils

Michael Faraday School will be updating the home learning work we have prepared for each year group whilst the school is closed.

We are also publishing a list of useful learning links for pupils. The websites below will help you with different areas of the curriculum. The activities cover all learning levels.

One of the best things you can do is to read a book! Ten minutes of shared reading time with a family member each day will help to continue with your learning. It would be great if you could keep a reading diary as well.

You could write about:

Who are the main characters?

Describe them.

What happens in the story?

Which parts of the story did you like or not enjoy?

Would you recommend the book to a friend?

Class teachers are happy to review any work at a suitable time.

Daily Online Events


PE with Joe Wicks

Yoga on demand with Adriene


Maths with Carol Vordermam


English with David Walliams (free audio stories)

11:30am – dance classes with Oti Mabuse


Music with Myleene Klass


Dance with Darcey Bussel


History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)


children’s cookalong with Theo Michaels

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests

News and General Interest

A list of online learning resources published by the government.

This link from thinkuknow is also useful for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online at home

BBC Newsround

The Day

First News Live


Nursery Rhymes and Songs

IXL personalised learning

Children’s University – Science, History, Languages and Art & Design

Free language lessons with Rosetta Stone

Discovery Education Espresso – a resource aimed at all children and covers all subjects. Pupils should know their logins.

Teacher’s Pet – KS1 and KS2 learning activities

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes for younger kids

Duolingo – Learn languages for free – web or app

Paw Print Badges – Lots of free badge challenges to do

Nature Detectives – Activities can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Scholastic Learn at Home – A free learn-from-home website with 20+ days of learning and activities

e-books and audio books from Southwark Libraries

Storyline – Celebrities reading stories with visuals and video

Busy Things – a great learning resource for Nursery and Reception children. You can now subscribe for only £1 a month

Reading and Literacy

You can download and listen to stories via audible

Free classic books for children

The Reading Realm


Padlet round up of resources

Literacy Trust

Letter Join – pupils will be provided with a login for this site

Spellodrome – For Year 6 pupils. Please use your mathsletics login details

Oxford Owl for Home – E-books to listen to

Geography Games – Interactive geography quizzes

Blue Peter Badges – Earn badges doing fun activities – you will need a postage stamp and a nearby post box

Toy Theater – Educational online games for EYFS and KS1

DK Find Out – Dorling Kindersley activities and quizzes on a range of subjects

Star Fall – Fun learning for EYFS and KS1 – phonics, numbers and much more

Story Line Online – Lots of story books read aloud by different narrators to share and discuss

The Reading Agency


Purple Mash


Maths Frame​ – pupils have their own logins

Interactive Resources – pupils have their own logins

The Maths Factor is now offering a free service. The lessons match the National Curriculum

Fun Brain – Problems to solve

Word and Number Games



The Word Search

Prodigy Maths – Maths activities


Mystery Science – Free science lessons


thinkuknow – Year 1 and Year 2

thinkuknow Years 3 and 6

Kids Typing

Typing Club

z type

Keyboard practice

More keyboard practice

Jigsaw Planet

Where’s Wally

BBC Bitesize

Scratch – Creative computer programming

Tinkercad – All kinds of making – design, electronics and coding

Guardian recommended learning apps for kids

Music creation games

(please download and install google chrome first)

Chrome music lab

Touch pianist

Sound matrix

Tonecraft game

Type a tone


Arts and Crafts

The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

The Imagination Tree – Creative home play and learning ideas for the very youngest


Many museums and galleries are publishing online learning activities for pupils.

British Museum

Science Museum

Museum of London

Natural History Museum

London Transport Museum


National Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Tate Gallery

Somerset House Now Play this at Home Festival

Big Foot Arts Education Learning Links

Here at Bigfoot we are so aware of how much pressure schools, parents, and carers are under to provide learning opportunities for our children and young people during this crisis. Therefore, we want to make your life easy and to give you as many of our resources, ordinarily sent to schools to accompany our Assembly and Workshop programmes, as we possibly can…and all for FREE!


The Worry Wizard

Holiday projects / creative clubs

Black History Club

Anti-Bullying Week

Christmas programmes