School Closure Activity links

Please find below some links and ideas to things that are offering free access during the period of school closure and some activity ideas for art and craft.  We hope you find them useful.  Please check the suitability of the websites and apps before allowing your child to access to them. Inclusion on this list does not mean that we endorse them, but you might find it useful to have a variety of activities to choose from.


Click here for the Community Response helpline information

Active Activities 

Username: 5-a-dayForPupils

Password ForPupils456

Joe Wickes PE for the Nation

Live on Youtube at 9am each weekday.

Yoga for children

Gruffalo workout led by Inspire Sports Coaching

 PE improvement challenge.  Improve your 'sport age' by taking part in this simple challenge.


English Activities

Phonics Play

Username: march20

Password: home


Audio stories are free while schools are closed 

Username: wbsupport

Password: distance learn 

Spelling Shed

Download the free app.

If you don't know your child's log in please e mail your child's teacher (Year 1 upwards)

 Oxford Owl at home

Access to free e books and other resources


 Reading eggs

They are offering a months free trial.  This gives access to phonics and reading activities suitable to up to age 7.  Also gives access to Maths seeds, suitable up to age 7 and Reading Express (suitable from age 7-13)

Letters and Sounds daily phonics lessons for Reception and Year 1 

Youtube channel link



Maths Activities


create a user name

TT Rockstars

If you don't know your log in please email your child's teacher (Year 1 upwards)


This username and password is the same as TT Rockstars

Maths seeds

They are giving a 30 day free trial along with Reading Eggs

 Sum Dog are offering free access if you sign up while schools are closed 

 Carol Vordamon's Math's Factor is free to join currently

Science Activities

Find out about the International Space Station.   

Seaquest home resources page suggests some activities that can be done in the garden.

Maddie Moat (From Do you know) Let's go live daily programmes at 11am

IT Activities

2 simple

stop motion studio app (free)  Great for creating films with lego/playmobil characters.

You can register for free.  



Rhinegold music are creating some music lessons for KS1 and 2 that require no instruments.  They can be found here:


Lots of the children love the songs we sing in collective worship.  Many of these are from 'Out of the Ark'.  They are releasing a new song with activities each day.

Click here to go to the webpage

Catholic Diocese of Leeds Daily singing lessons


Personal, Social, Emotional

A free calm pack with ideas about how to stay calm 

Kirklees Educational Psychology Pack Wellbeing Pack


Easter At Home Activities

Holy Week activities

General websites 

Create a new account

Put in the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS 

BBC Bitesize daily programmes


BBC Bitesize daily lessons

Oak National Academy - 3 lessons per Year group per day launched by the DFE




Picture news is a great way to explore news topics at a child's level.  It gives them an opportunity to think about the wider world and what is happening within it.  It gives children a moral question to think about and there are no right or wrong answers.  It is a fantastic resource to use.  We subscribe to it in school so the children are used to doing it.  Each week they provide a child friendly newspaper which is attached below.  Also attached is the questions and some work to go alongside it.  This will be updated each week that it is produced.

 Newspaper 24th March

Picture news resource 24th March 

Learning from home ideas 24th March

Newspaper 30th March

Picture news resource 30th March

Learning from home ideas 30th March

Newspaper 27th April

Picture news resource 27th April

Learning from home ideas 27th April

Picture News Continued

VE day picture news photo

VE day picture news resource

VE day picture news information