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Online Learning

Please find useful website links in the documents attached below:

Youtube Learning Sites

Crash Course Kids

Describing itself as “Science with a side of awesome”, Crash Course Kids is a fantastic way to engage your younger children in the exciting world of science. Covering topics ranging from habitats to space to chemical reactions, the producers of this show have one goal: making science fun. Whilst it is an American channel, much of the content will apply to any children currently working at KS2 – and all kids who have an interest in how the world works.

Homeschool Pop

Homeschool Pop is a jack of all trades in the educational YouTube channel–sphere. We’d say it’s aimed at the younger age bracket of KS2, although there is some useful content for 10-11 year olds. Covering topics from maths to history to geography to biology and even social studies, there isn’t much this channel hasn’t explored. Again, it’s American – so if you’re reading this elsewhere, be aware that some subjects may not match your local curriculum – but it’s a great allrounder to boost your child’s general knowledge.


If you have children working at KS1, this channel is a gem. With weekly episodes spanning about 30 minutes each, WordWorld is produced in such a way that words are “the stars of the show”. Almost like a show-and-tell activity, objects are built with the letters that make up the word they represent. A great way to encourage reading, writing and spelling.

National Geographic Kids

The child-friendly version of the immensely popular network National Geographic. Nat Geo Kids features videos about animals, science, culture and much more. The videos are short but informative, and there’s loads for your child to choose from to help feed their curiosity.

Sesame Street

Everyone loves Sesame Street, right? It’s made by the Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit education organisation that produces multiple educational programmes for children, and has been a children’s TV staple for more than 50 years. The show’s YouTube channel is packed with videos designed to help your child learn essential life skills – everything from tying a shoelace to caring for ourselves and others – plus plenty of educational content that may well be useful if your kids are working at KS1. More than just a teaching aid, though, it’s also guaranteed to bring a smile to every face.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide free education worldwide. Its channel features expertly produced content on a wide range of school subjects, as well as advice videos on how to manage exam anxiety and procrastination, to name but a few. More recently, the channel has been offering livestream “office hours”, where parents, teachers and students can submit questions via YouTube’s live chat.


minutephysics describes itself as “cool physics and other sweet science”. Using the popular video style of storyboarding whilst narrating, the channel’s aesthetically pleasing and informative content will engage your child in a more ‘textbooky’ subject.