Learning Area

A curated selection of educational websites for you to engage with at home.

Online Safety at Home

Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.

However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.

Think U Know has released an activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming: 

Educational Sites and Games

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework. Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects.

Science Museum Group

This site brings together resources from all the Science Museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond


Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. Learn the basic logic of programming in a fun and creative way.

Natural History Museum Online

Natural history educational activities and ideas to occupy yourself and family at home.

Tate Kids

Educational online games about art and design. Tate Kids hosts Games, Quizzes, Galleries, and print off and make activities.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.