Times Education Supplement List of Resources
April 2020
Many websites are offering their resources free at the moment during the crisis.  Please note that these are not specific recommendations or endorsements from Times Educational Supplement or the School but are offered as potential resources during this period of shut down.

Collections of resources:

1. TES resources – Everything from EYFS to key stage 5. All home learning packs have been made free on this link.

2. Twinkl – Get a month of free access using code CVDTWINKLHELPS

3. Twig and TigTag Education – Free resources for students aged 4-16.

4. Khan Academy – Free resources for children aged 2-18.

5. BBC Bitesize – Lots of free resources here with videos and quizzes, too.

6. Teachit – Free resources for KS3, 4 and 5 all following the English national curriculum.

7. Classroom Secrets – A range of free resources for primary school-aged children.

8. TTS – A choice of free workbooks for primary-aged children.

9. Robin Hood MAT – Learning projects for EYFS and primary school pupils.

10. Ark Mastery Programme – English and maths four-week booklets for students from Years R-9.

11. Emile – All resources made free during school closures.

12. Pobble 365 – One free resource every day of the year.

13. Purple Mash – Resources aimed at primary school-aged children have been made free now schools have closed. 

14. Century Tech – English, maths and science resources for primary and secondary students.

15. Teacher’s Pet – Wide range of resources for primary pupils.

16. Phonics Play – All the resources on Phonics Play have been made free for the duration of the school closures.

17. PBS Learning - Free packs for students following the US Core Standards.

18. PebbleGo – You can find free packs for KS2 and 3 students on this resource website.

Language learning

19. Duolingo – A free app for your phone for students to work on their language skills, or try a new language.

20. Memrise – Learn language through games and video clips on this online app.

21. Rosetta Stone – For the school closure period, Rosetta Stone has given free access to its language learning resources.

Museums, art galleries, theatres and places of interest

22. The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.

23. The Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.

24. The Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.

25. View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.

26. Watch The Wind in the Willows stage production online.

27. The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.

28. NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.

Podcasts and radio

29. Pie Corbett Russell Prue and Ian Rocky for daily English lessons at 9.30 am.

30. BBC Teach podcasts for ages 3 and up.

31. GCSE podcasts collected for you on a range of subjects.

32. The Tes Podagogy series for all your CPD needs.

Online video

33. Google has launched Teach From Home in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE). Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools from across Google for Education to help teachers keep teaching, even when they aren’t in the classroom. 

34. YouTube has Learn@Home, a website with learning resources and content for families – from popular learning channels such as Khan Academy, Sesame Street and code.org – for help with maths, science, history and arts. You can also visit the YouTube Learning destination for more videos and helpful resources.

35. BBC iPlayer has many educational and arts and culture videos available for free.

36. Carol Vorderman videos and worksheets for maths lessons.

37. Cartoon lessons on YouTube with Pete McKee.

38. Read Write Inc has its phonics videos on YouTube.

Live lessons

39. Joe Wicks – aka The Body Coach – is running PE Lessons for all ages.

40. Mr Bruff's daily English lessons for GCSE students.

41. Coding for kids daily lessons.

42. Daily lessons including phonics on Twinkl TV.

43. English National Ballet with live ballet lessons.

Other resources

44. Progressay is an online AI essay-marking programme for teachers and is free to use during school closures.

45. Minecraft: The Education Edition is popular with children already – these resources all have an educational purpose.

46. Schoolastic Book Club has free activities and games, mostly aimed at primary pupils.

47. Ideas for EYFS pupils or siblings from ABCdoes.

48. Look at nature all around the world with Explore.

49. Audible Stories has made all of its classic children’s stories free.

50. Watch science experiments with Colorado University.

51. Online physics demonstrations for students of all ages.

52. For music lovers, there is a 21-day free trial to learn an instrument with Prodigies Music.

53. Explore the world with videos capturing activity all over the planet with Project Explore.

54. Quaver Music has free school closure activities for students learning at home.

55. On Twitter, Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) is reading a sonnet a day.

56. Julie Dawn Cole, who played the original Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (and Tes mental health columnist), is reading the book it was based on – Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – aloud one chapter a night at 6pm on her Facebook page.

57. Open Classrooms has free resources to help with teacher CPD and has a catalogue of hundreds of online courses.

58. The FitNut has free PE resources for nursery and primary children.

59. The National Association of RE teachers have provided free RE resources.

60. News Mag Media have made their content free. Great for supporting children with their non-fiction reading.

61. ReadingWise has made their literacy materials free during the school closures.

62. For fans of The Mantle of the Expert, all the Troll Hunter resources are free for you to share.

63. Sum Dog has personalised maths and spelling you can try for free.

64. For help for your physics GCSE and A-level students, try Physics Online for free videos.

65. Mrs Macavity has free home learning packs for ages 3-11. 

66. If you need video lectures, then Massolit have made all their content free. Produced by top universities, and covering a range of subjects, these are perfect for GCSE and A-level students.

67. Hosted by Barclays, Digital Eagles have live lessons on coding available on YouTube.

68. Teacher well-being is important too, and Ditchling Yoga have made their content free for all teachers and NHS staff.

69. Primary Stars Education is normally a subscription service, but has made packs for year one and two free during school closures.

70. White Rose Maths has videos and resources for home learning, as well as a daily hour of maths help for parents.

71. Team Teacherly has resources for teachers to assist with the planning of lessons.

72. Free eBooks can really help students. You can find them here on WorldeBooks.

73. Researchify have classic children's literature in audiobook and PDF.

74. Primary school children might enjoy these free resources and videos from Carly Hart. They have been designed to encourage a love of reading and created by the author herself.

75. Bedrock Learning, an online vocabulary building site, has made all of its resources free.

76. Easy A have free maths tutoring for schools.

77. KS2 resources have been made available for free on Atom Learning.

78. The British Council have their free resources on Connecting Classrooms.

79. Head to History Bombs for free resources- including videos, activities and quizzes.

80. The National Theatre have released new digital resource with recordings of world-class theatre productions and learning materials, is now available to teachers and pupils to access at home for free during the school closure period. The 24 productions include Macbeth, FrankensteinJane Eyre, Treasure Island and many more! 

81. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available for free on Audible Stories- and in several languages. Helpful for MFL students.

82. The Globe have made their Playing Shakespeare: Macbeth resources all free access for teachers and parents. It includes fun activities like 'Staging It!' for younger children too.

83. The Royal Society have free resources for budding scientists.

84. The Poetry Society have learning from home resources for parents to use with their children, or for teachers to set as tasks.

85. For quiz fans, Learning By Questions have made their resources free. They have questions for English, maths, biology, physics, chemistry and primary science.

86. The EverLearner is offering a free subscription to schools until June 30. They cover a range of exam boards, qualifications and subjects.

87. For PE GCSE students, AnswerPErfect have made their resources free.

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