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Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online offers every child the very best of animated and interactive learning in literacy and maths!

IXL Maths | Online maths practice › math

Practise maths online with IXL. This site offers thousands of online maths practice skills covering kindergarten through year 13 math.

Scholastic Learn from home

Take advantage of these day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Kiddle is a visual search engine for kids, offering safe kids web, image, and video search.

Don't forget to use kiddle for all your research!!

Auckland museum:

Take a virtual tour of the museum and have a browse at the games, videos and activities they have on this very cool site

Auckland zoo

Lots of downloadable activities for kids

3rd World Farmer is a browser based serious game where the player seeks to improve his family's standard of living over several generations.

Online Math Learning

Are you looking for free online math help, math fun and other useful resources? In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied; or fun facts, games, puzzles and other cool stuff

Read Theory

quick, free reading comprehension exercises. Students begin by taking a quiz (a few sample texts with questions) which automatically puts them into a reading level. Students then read fiction and non-fiction texts and answer comprehension questions about the texts. It tracks the progress of the entire class and gives you feedback on student reading progress.


takes gamification to the next level. Students play through a mythological game while answering math questions can be set to the student’s level and continue learning the current classroom math programme, whether that’s add/sub, shapes, fractions or whatever you were learning in class.

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.


Free to access 100s of 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).


Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

As to your left but for a younger audience

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

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


All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

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

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!


This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures

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.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

DK Findout

Activities and quizzes

Resources, guidance and information for parents, whānau, teachers and leaders from early learning to senior secondary

Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.

Copy for website of Sharing my Thinking - Learning Tasks COVID-19

Sharing my Thinking - Learning Tasks COVID - 19

The purpose for this is - to share my perspective of the world around me so that I am able to further my understanding of unfamiliar concepts.

Don't worry the second page on the slideshow explains what this purpose means.

Feel free to attempt these by yourself or with others in your bubble!

You can help your child's learning every day, by supporting and encouraging them and being excited by their learning. Here are some ideas to keep them developing their literacy and numeracy skills at home. Have a look at the year group for your child and have fun.

Wright Family Foundation

The Wright Family Foundation supports individuals to achieve their full potential through education, health and environmental initiatives. By advancing education and spreading knowledge.