Great fun is to be had on this site. It includes listening to different orchestral instruments playing the same tune, composing simple tunes and various games using different musical instruments.
Planet Science Free & fun Science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.
Tate Kids Tate Kids will bring art to life for your children aged 4-13 with its exciting and interactive activities. There are also crafty activities to do offline inTate Create. Tate Kids supports aspects the art curricula in the UK, but also has relevance to English, Design and Technology and ICT.
Toy Theater Educational online games for Primary age children
Oxford Owl for Home High quality reading, english and maths resources for for children aged 3 to 11. Includes and extensive library of free ebooks and guidance for parents and carers.
Paw Print Badges Free challenge packs and other printable resources to use indoors and out.
Secondary and Above
Mangahigh Mangahigh's scientific maths games bring maths games to life! Try them now and find out what all the fuss is about. Fun problem solving maths for secondary age children.
Scratch Site which enables users to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Alice Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is freely available and allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.
Englishbiz Useful resource for supporting GCSE English. Englishbiz is an educational web site created, written and run by an English teacher. It consists of a series of web pages that provide up-to-date help. The focus is on the skills of analysis and writing, rather than on individual texts.
Big History Project A free online course on the 'History of the Universe'. Covers history, geography and science and is made up of high quality video material backed up with short quizzes as students progress through the modules. Appropriate for secondary age children.
British Council Resources covering a range of current ethical and social topics including communication skills, renewable energy, Shakespeare, first world war and self esteem
iDEA Awards The Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international programme that facilitates the development of digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Suitable for secondary age and above.
Ted Ed A range of engaging educational videos backed up with multiple choice questions and links to additional resources for each topic.
Crash Course Videos on a range of subjects across the curriculum for secondary age pupils and above. The videos are hosted on Youtube but can be downloaded for use offline. (NB The videos are big files and take up a lot of space on your device).
General guidance and support for young people
The Children's Society Black Country Advocacy Service
Freephone: 0800 652 3839 Tel:01902 877563
The Children's Society Black Country Advocacy Service, The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL
Kooth.com A free anonymous confidential website where young people aged 11-25 can go for help. Includes:
Online Counselling from specially trained therapists and advice workers
Advice and guidance
Information about what's going on in the local area
The facility for young people to write blogs or magazine articles
Hope Again Hope Again is is a website developed by Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project which aims to support young people, after the death of someone close to them.
Skill for Disabled Students Skill Help line has a new home with the Disability Alliance. It provides support and information for disabled students. It can offer on line information to for disabled students, families and carers and professionals, factsheets and a helpline/email advice service. It also offers help on education, training and employment.
BBC Learn and Revise BBC guide for parents and carers to help support children's education and learning.
BBC CBeebies for Parents Advice on how to make the best use of the BBC online resources and ideas for supporting the learning of young children.
iChild Hundreds of free, printable, fun activities and worksheets that cover child development and education from birth to 11 years. Covers subjects from the National Curriculum but also provides additional materials to help support children at home including rewards charts and children's savings advice. It also incorporates links to discounted children's activities, attractions and competitions.
Scope Scope provides comprehensive advice and support for families with children who have learning difficulties or disabilities.
The School Run Advice and links to free web sites and resources to help parents and carers support children aged 3 to 14 with their education, health and general well-being. Includes support materials for SATS and advice and articles on children's behaviour, dyslexia and autism.
Wordpool Useful guidance for parents, carers and teachers in choosing appropriate books for children and ideas on how to support children with their reading. It includes sections on supporting reluctant readers and suggestions for books which can be used to support children who are dealing with specific issues such as self-esteem, adoption, death etc
Reading Matters This is a straightforward site with descriptions of a large number of children’s books grouped by author and Title. It also includes reviews sent in by children and a useful “Book Chooser” if you are struggling to find the right book for your children to read.
Guidance for computers and the internet
BBC Webwise Basic introduction to using a computer and the internet. Includes interactive short courses and guidance on using email, shopping online, social media, safety and privacy.
Careers and Learning
Big Ambition A technology careers website for 14-19 year olds created by e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology. Big Ambition provides an insider view of technology careers and education opportunities.
Careersoft Careers info for young people (select 'Careers Gateway' for careers information)
Cascaid Careers information (select 'Career Bytes' for careers information)
Fast Tomato Interactive online help with decisions on careers in education
Learndirect For information on hundreds of online courses to help you improve your IT skills, office skills, maths, English and many more. Tel: 0800 100 900
Money to Learn Government site about financial support on offer for 16 -18 year olds.