Educational activities

The following links provide information to help you support your children’s education while schools are closed.

All details listed below are provided for reference only.


Bitesize and Ten Pieces

BBC Bitesize and Ten Pieces offer a range of resources to support education and wellbeing as well as open up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds.

New content has been added to the BBC Bitesize website which now offers lessons to children aged 3 all the way to post 16.

Homeschooling during COVID-19

A blog about how a parent and qualified teacher is guiding her children through this tough time at home. Read about her experience so far and some expert advice on homeschooling.

Homeschooling during COVID-19

National Geographic for Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography. All of this along with fun competitions, games and more.

Please see the National Geographic Kids website for more information.

CPG Books

Providing a range of free online resources including books, tests and games.

For further information please see the


Resources and information available to teachers and schools.

Please see the TES website for further information.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

The Britain’s Got Talent Judge and children’s author David Walliams will be releasing recordings of extracts from his books at 11am every day for 30 days.

See The World of David Walliams for more details.

Classroom scholars

Resources providing day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

You can find further information on the Scholastic website.


Teacher created resources to support the education of your child at every stage.

For more information please see the Twinkl website.

Teaching Ideas

Resources and teaching ideas mainly aimed at activities for primary school children.

For further information please visit the teaching ideas website.  

Teachit English

A range of resources created and checked by teachers.

For further information please see the Teachit website.

Teacher's Pet

Home to thousands of unique and creative resources to help support parents and teachers with home learning.

Plese visit the Teacher's Pet website for further information.


Free downloadable resources to support with education

Please visit the Educompendium website for further information.

Holiday Pirates

A resource providing a list of zoos with live streams of their animals.

Please see the Holiday Pirates website to see the animals.


Choose from 100's of courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Please check courses are free before signing up. Visit the FutureLearn website for more information.

Phonics Play

Free online resource site. 

Please visit the Phonics Play website for further information.

Oxford Owl Reading Books 

Free tablet-friendly Ebooks, which include all of your child's favourite characters from Biff, Chip and Kipper to the Project X Team.  Suitable for 3-11 year olds.

Please see the Oxford Owl Reading Books website for further information.

Pobble 365

Online resource for daily English work.  It shows a different picture every day and children are provided with story starters, sentence challenges and questions to answer.  

Please see the Pobble 365 website for further information.

Mansfield Museum Facebook

Please see the Mansfield Museum Facebook page for fun activities from making bird boxes to Egyptian necklaces.

Oak National Academy

Online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers.

Please see the Oak National Academy website for more information.

Maths Factor

Maths factor created by Carol Vorderman.
The Maths Factor is free for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children’s continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

Please see Maths Factor Website for more details. 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories 

Join a host of different celebrities for a different story read each night just before bedtime.

Please see the CBeebies website for more details. 

Disney on Stage 

Free activities, resources and videos to keep children and young people entertained.

Please see the Disney website for more details.

Nottinghamshire County Council

Information for parents and carers about closures of childcare settings (opens in new window)

School closures and front line worker information (opens in new window)


Corona Virus - A Book for Children

A free information book has been produced, explaining the coronavirus to children.  The book has been illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and is aimed at 5-9 year olds.

Please see the Nosy Crow website for more information.