St Mary's Church of England Primary School

St Mary's Church of England Primary School


Coronavirus Learning at Home

Welcome to our
home learning page.

This page provides many links to free resources.

Children are able to use an Xbox or Playstation games console instead of a laptop or tablet to access Google Classroom. You can do this on the following devices: Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 5. You will just need a working USB Keyboard to plug into that device to enable this function. There is more information about this at the following link:




Special Educational Needs



 Brain Parade

A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

Sensory App House Ltd

 A range of interactive apps many of which do not require significant coordination abilities.


An app to support people with communication difficulties. 




NHS Counselling information for children and young people -

Counselling support poster  

Our Healthy YearThese colourful and engaging interactive calendars feature exciting activities to inspire you to eat well and move more. 

Healthy activity ideas for Amber, Diamond and Emerald classes

Healthy activity ideas for Opal, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz classes

Children's Commissioner

A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.


Advice and guidance about a range of mental health issues for children and young people.  

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help look after mental health and wellbeing.




Teach Your Monster to Read - 

A wonderful game made in association with leading educational experts and follows phonic phases 1, 2 and 3 in separate games. Perfect for EYFS through to KS1. The online website version is free. Your child can follow their monster around and learn without realising how much they are learning to read! 

 Pobble -

 An online writing platform. They post a free picture a day with prompts for discussion and writing.

Literacy Trust

Activity ideas for writing, reading and speaking, including tips about other useful websites and apps.


All children's audiobooks can be accessed for free while schools are closed.

 David Walliams

One free audiobook is available each day.


Sports and physical exercise



Premier Sports - a weekly timetable of activities and a weekly sporting challenge! 

Premier Sport activities - Week 1Mr Cannon's Week 2 introduction video

Premier Sport activities - Week 2

 Premier Sport activities - Week 3

Home Pentathlon: a fun way for families to take part in adapted Sportshall Athletics events within their home environment -

Stay active home lesson

A range of physical activities to do at home.  

Premier local facebook page

A video of different physical activities is uploaded every day to Premier's facebook page. 

Football skills videos (App) 

Download the tiktok app and search @bennuttalltv to find a range of videos from a three times world champion freestyler, Ben Nuttall, to help practise and develop football skills.

Rugby themed activities from England Rugby

Boogie Beebies

A range of videos to get younger children up and dancing!

Disney 10 minute shake ups

Fun videos based on Disney films to encourage children to be active.

#This is PE

Videos created by PE teachers, focusing on the PE curriculum


Arts and Crafts



Arts Award: Discover at homeclick here

Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.


All kinds of making.

The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities

 Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Knitting for All: Crouch Valley - Facebook 

Fun, creative craft projects posted every week.




Essex Youth Service online activities

Simple’s Purple Mash -

Full of content which keeps children engaged and supported through the curriculum in every subject. Games, videos, activities and ebooks are available. Suitable for ages 4-11. Usually a paid subscription but free in event of closures.
Juniper Education 

Daily schedules with ideas for fun and educational activities.

 BBC Learning -

Although this site is no longer updated, there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


100s of free courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

 Crash Course Kids

A wide range of you tube videos on a variety of subjects.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes





Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming 

Barefoot Computing

Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.

Raspberry pi -

Online projects for young people which are completely free. They include step-by-step instructions and are easily filtered by level and topic. The projects are designed so that young people can complete them in no more than an hour.




MoneySense from NatWest -

MoneySense has created Distance Learning bundles for teachers that children can complete at home.  Each bundle contains a mix of curriculum-linked resources such as games, videos and activity sheets as well as an Instructional Learning Guide on how to make the most of them. 


Maths games for children age 5-11. Usually a paid subscription but free for school closures.

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. 

Prodigy Maths

In U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age. 


Fun activity videos, designed for children 0 - 6


A range of interactive maths games, categorised by age group.




Mystery Science

Free science lessons

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! 

Stem Learning (Home learning) -

An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.




 National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!





Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Early Years



 Hungry Little Minds

Lots of ideas for simple and fun educational activities with younger children.  


Lots of fun online games for younger children.