Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation. ~ Stephanie Marshall


On this page you will find links to FREE educational websites for children and relaxation ideas for all our community learners - to explore. Discover the online learning websites we have researched, saving you the time! Also, books can take your child on an adventure, but they can also comfort them. Making time to read 15-20 minutes every day can improve their ability to focus and ultimately help them be more productive!


100 best books - The Book Trust

50 books all kids should read before they're 12 - Common Sense Media;

Audible books for free Amazon

Current Affairs - find out what’s going on in the world and nearer to home with stories, pictures and videos.

BBC NewsRound

You can watch all of their special programmes online. Play all of their Newsround quizzes. Try out their vast range of quizzes from superheroes to volcanoes. Meet the reporters.

The Week Junior

Try out some fun and exciting activities.

Twinkl NewsRoom

Twinkl NewsRoom delivers a trusted feed of news for children, including the latest headlines, classroom-friendly reports, & ready-to-use curriculum resources.


Real News, Told Simply

Education – fun and free educational websites, from Science & Nature to Maths & Literacy. You can access some of the best websites for kids below.

BBC Bitesize

A new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational videos. You should also try out BBC Supermovers - helping children across the UK to get physically active with curriculum-linked videos. 


Access thousands of National Curriculum aligned worksheets, assessments and revision materials in English, Maths and Science from Year 1 to GCSE.

Khan Academy

Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons cover mathS K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers. 

Seneca Free Virtual Learning

Free revision for your GCSE & A-Level exams. Join over 3,500,000 students learning 2x faster across 250+ exam board specific A-Level, GCSE & KS3 Courses. 

Sesame Street's online home

Younger children will love everything about this! They can watch hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colours, and more. 


This is one of the most unique educational websites for kids. This site, from the publishers of the educational magazines you find in schools, contains activities organized by grade level. Kids from pre-K to high school can find learning activities geared toward them. 

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy provides a weekly schedule. Lots of subjects. Lots of content. It is based on the National Curriculum and tailored to your child’s age.

Looking for something else?

Tate Paint

Paint like an artist in this painting game. Play cool free art games, digital painting, quizzes and puzzles on Tate Kids 

Play Chess

Play online with friends, challenge the computer, join a club, solve puzzles, analyze your games, and learn from hundreds of video lessons. 

Space Scoop

Discover more Astronomy. Inspiring a New Generation of Space Explorers.


Speak the language like you have always wanted to!

The Online Piano Keyboard

The online piano keyboard simulates a real piano keyboard with 88 keyboard keys.

Watch animal webcams, learn interesting animal facts, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries, try science experiments, and much more on. There's also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home. 

How Stuff Works

When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or who invented the Chia Pet, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles answer questions about cars, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology, and more. Games, quizzes, and videos round out the learning experience. 

Meditation for Kids - Headspace

Teach your child the fundamentals of meditation with simple, fun breathing exercises. Available to all subscribers, kids (and their parents) can enjoy fun, engaging activities that teach them the basics of mindfulness. They’ll practice breathing exercises, visualizations, and even try some focus-based meditation

The mathematical art of Escher -

Geography Map Games

Explore the world with Geography Map Games.

How about some Art?

Art Pack - Sketching Prompts - Grab a piece of paper and let's draw!

Design & Technology more your taste?

Let us know how you get on with these!

1) Design your own paper aeroplane. You must then write a positive message on it, about something you would like to achieve.

2) Invent a practical and serious product that would help learners at Learn4Life. RULES: no robots to do all your work - although a robot to hoover the carpet might be beneficial to Mrs Hollis.

3) Design a logo for your group at Learn4Life. This can be hand-drawn using blank paper. It can be a collection of individual pictures or one large picture. It must reflect on how you see your role within the group. Be colourful and well designed.

4) Using shoes available, construct the tallest tower and take a photograph of your creation!

Why not join us for our weekly Google and Zoom meets - where we share interests and chat about the wider community and don't forget your times tables! Listen to "Multiplication Tables" and read the accompanying compressed worksheets - WORD; PDF.

Recommended web sites on wellbeing and mental health advice.

Looking after your mental health - Mental Health Foundation; Meditation guidance and resources - Headspace; Supporting Daily Routines - Education Endowment Foundation.

Today, there is a greater reliance on digital devices. We recommend pupils try to spend no longer than three hours on a device each day. We have tried to make sure that our extended learning platform is balanced across a mixture of mediums.











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