For the folk at Westbridge Academy, Battersea

My top 5 online learning resources during quarantine

Our wonderful teachers at Westbridge are doing an amazing job guiding our childrens’ learning while helping us parents with our new make-shift home schools. If you are looking for more high quality online resources to add a bit of variety here are some brilliant ones to check out! All of these are free to use and cover all ages and a huge range of subjects.

Awesome Online Learning Resources

There are hundreds of websites, apps and games out there to enhance our childrens’ learning and it can get pretty overhwhelming to select which ones are best. I have taken some time to explore the many options and I believe the ones that I have selected below are really good and complement the curriculum that is taught at our school. I have not included ones that have been recommended by our teachers already, such as Twinkl and Sumdog, as we should already be familiar with those. I hope you find these useful in keeping your children learning and staying curious!

  1. BBC Bitesize

    This covers all the primary school levels (as well as older ages). It has all sorts of stuff like videos, podcasts and daily lessons on a ton of subjects plus some really fun educational games.

  2. Khan Academy Kids

    The above link is aimed at children aged 2-7. It covers many core subject areas like maths, reading and writing. It’s full of bright and engaging characters and activities to keep the little ones engaged.

    For the older ones check out the original Khan Academy website. This is a really amazing learning resource that breaks down and explains hard topics like maths and sciences in an easy way!

  3. The Maths Factor

    This site is full of maths lessons created by the queen of maths Carol Vorderman. The content is matched to the national curriculum. Access usually requires a paid subscription, but due to Covid-19 and school closures they are offering it free for everyone for the time being! This is definitely worth checking out.

  4. Oxford Owl

    This has free e-books for ages 3 to 11. It also contains lots of age specific activities and guides on both english and maths.

  5. TTS

    Provides free downloadable home learning activity booklets for Early Years, KS1 and KS2.

It would be great to keep adding to this list of resources so if there’s some that you would like to share with the other Westbridgers please let me know!