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Primary school resources

Links to a range of resources and activities to help support parents in ensuring their primary school aged children have fun and project based learning during the 2021 school closures. This forms part of Together for Families' Covid-19 response.We will continue to add to this page and please give us some feedback on what is useful and what you would like to see. We welcome your suggestions. 

Arts and Design

Tate Kids
Play free art-themed games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your own art.

#Draw with Rob
This came from the first lockdown and offers a series of draw-along videos, with optional book accompaniment

An exciting and fun range of ideas for home crafting

Free online pixel art drawing tool.

Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app. Easily create stunning social graphics, short videos, and web pages.

Postcards from the Edge Project
Local artist collective from Penzance offers this exciting project. Use any medium/materials of your choice and create something or lots of things that best express your experience / feelings / emotions. Take a photo of your work and email as a JPEG to


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Drama and Performing Arts

Lots of free resources, including plans for lessons and games.

Drama Resource

Lesson plans, games and ideas, soted by age group

English and Reading

Join Cornwall Library Online
Cornwall Library provides members free access to a wide range of online resources. These include electronic books, eAudiobooks, online newspapers and magazines, stream music to your internet device and research information using our online reference library.

Sooper Books | Free Award-winning Children's Stories
More free stories for children.

Storytime from Space
Watch as Astronauts read you a story - all the way from Space!

English Resources for Kids | British Council
Activities, stories and poems for kids.

Oxford Owl for Home
Free books, dictionaries, stories! Along with creative writing, language and reading support.

Due to the current situation, this resource has been made free! Use the Username: march20 and Password: home

World of Stories Young Fiction Audiobooks
#WorldBookDay chosen audiobooks, for free.

LitFilmFest Lessons
Choose your path towards purposeful and engaging literacy.

National Literacy Trust Family Zone
You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

Gruffalo illustrator on Coronavirus

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

The Shed that Fed a Million Children 

Mary’s Meals charity run school feeding programmes in 19 countries across the world. One of the great pleasures of this work is engaging with pupils and teachers regarding their work. They have produced this workbook for children to understand more about how other childrena round the world eat.


Kids' baking recipes | BBC Good Food
Get baking with the children using our triple-tested recipes for cookies, cakes, puddings and even bread.

Ready Steady Cook
You could host your own version using a selection of random ingredients from your home. Follow the link to see what was made in the episodes of this hit tv show.

Farm and Country Activity Sheets
The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association has put together some farm and country activities for you to have a go at with your children.

History and Geography

DK Find Out
What do you want to find out?

Horrible Histories - CBBC - BBC
Watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs

School History Games
Browse this collection of history and educational games designed to test your history knowledge.

Marine Traffic around the World
View all of the vessels currently travelling the world's oceans.

Flight Radar - Flight Traffic around the World
Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

National Geographic Kids
From animals and geography to science, nature and history, there are so many amazing facts for kids just waiting to be discovered by young explorers like you!

Google Earth
Explore the entire world!

The Kids should see This
Videos for curious minds of all ages! Live Cameras from around the World is the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.

Virtual Field Trips
Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities! You can even visit the Artic Tundra and see the Polar Bears!!

Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace
An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration

Visit the Great Wall of China 3D Tour
As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on any trip to China.

Bodmin Keep - 3D Tour of Cornwalls Army Museum
Take an online tour of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, 'The Keep', Bodmin.

OCEAN3D Tours of Cornwall
Interactive online tours of our local attractions. They also have activities to go along side their videos including treasure hunts. 



Learn languages for free using this website or app.

Nature, Outdoors, Gardening and Play

Your Shore Beach Rangers 
Marine Life Wordsearches, Beach Safety Quizzes, Becoming a Beach Ranger Exercises!

LET'S GO LIVE with Maddie & Greg
Garden week activities with television presenters Maddie and Greg

Woodland Trust Nature Detectives
Free printables to engage with nature

Inspiring Garden Themes for Children
Ways to involve your child with gardening

Wild At Home with Newquay Zoo
Whether its art or English, science or history, we have a whole range of wildlife themed activities for you to download or watch.

RSPB Family Wild Challenge
You can help wildlife, explore nature and enjoy lots of wild, fun family activities

Nature play activity recipes
Whether you’re a parent, playworker or teacher, use these nature play activity recipes to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play.  

Google's 3D Animals
If you have a smartphone you can google the names of animals and have them come to life in your living room!

Online Learning - All Subjects

Seneca KS2
Uses GIFs and Memes to aid learning. Shows you content again in a different format if you struggle the first time.

Challenge Packs - Pawprint Badges
Each pack contains over 40 activity ideas and with handy hints and tips thrown in for good measure it's never been easier to provide adventure and skills for life.

We've not only created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free. 

BBC's Educational Programmes Primary
A range of programmes covering topics from Maths to Landmarks.

Explore Learning 
All the activities in The Club are a great way for you to support your child’s education at home.

Personal, Social and Health Education

Blue Peter Badges
There are so many different Blue Peter badges - learn about how you could get your hands on one!

Self-Care - Anna Freud Centre
85+ self care activities from leading mental health practicioners.

Nature Space
Immerse yourself in the most vividly detailed natural spaces on the planet, captured in unbelieveably high-res 3D sound. Naturespace is a free app for iOS and Android.

Physical Education PE

The Body Coach - Youtube
Joe Wicks returns for the lockdown tobring free PE classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.

Peace Out Guided Meditation Scripts for Kids (5 to 12)– Volume 1
These are FREE to those who need them - just pay what you want if you can afford to support us. Just type 0 in the payment box to download for free. Includes lots of tips on how to deliver meditation for kids so it works!

Religious Education

RE Online
Search these free, great quality teaching resources.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

CREST Awards 
STEM award to complete at home.

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award 
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Minecraft: Education Edition
Learn to code in a free Hour of Code lesson in Minecraft: Education Edition. Program the Agent to prevent forest fires. Explore basic coding concepts and learn about artificial intelligence with Minecraft and MakeCode.

LEGO Lesson Plans
Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson.

The DadLab - YouTube
Youtube channel with experiments to try at home.

NASA Website: Space
Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.

Horrible Science - YouTube
Join the Horrible Science team, as they uncover all the disgusting facts in science!

STEM Activities for Kids - Science Buddies
Science Buddies free resources help continue STEM learning at home with hundreds of fun videos and activities.

STEM Learning
Free resources for home learning. Home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Science Time From Space
Understanding basic science concepts is key to enjoying STEM and the world around you. Astronauts on board the International Space Station have conducted experiments to explore some basic science concepts. Come explore with the astronauts!

The Kids should see This
Videos for curious minds of all ages.

Maths - BBC Bitesize
Maths resources online.

Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman
Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Maths Factor is FREE for 21 days. Then £4.99 per month, or cancel after free trial,