Here’s a list of online educational resources for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. A mix of classes and open resources. Set a schedule and watch live or at your own pace!
See below for Classes, Lessons and Courses, Live Cameras and Other.
Please note these are all external links. ACCT does not manage the content on any of the sites linked to. The National Cyber Security Centre has some great guidance on how to stay safe online.
PE with Joe Wicks
Live weekdays 9:00am-9:30am. Access anytime on YouTube.
Wildlife Q&A with Steve Backshall
Live 9:30am. Access anytime on YouTube or Facebook.
Educational videos with Konnie Huq
Live 10:00am. Access anytime on YouTube.
Music with Myleene Klass
Twice a week at 10:00am. Access anytime on YouTube.
Live weekdays 10:00am. 10 minute exercise classes for kids. Access anytime on Facebook and Instagram.
Storytime with David Walliams
Story everyday at 11:00am.
Science with Maddie Moate
Live 11am-11:30am. Access anytime on YouTube.
Dance with Oti Mabuse
Live everyday 11:30am. Also runs more advanced evening classes for adults at 7:30pm. Access anytime on YouTube.
Food Tech with Candice Brown
Live differing days at 2:00pm. See Instagram for dates and ingredients in advance.
Live and pre-recorded video lessons from popular BBC presenters.
Fantastic resources for kids of all ages, covering all subjects.
(NOTE: Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They’ll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.)
News for kids. Watch daily bulletins live or browse articles/videos.
Chester Zoo Animals
Live on different days. See Facebook for dates. Access anytime on Facebook.
Lessons and Courses
Maths with Carol Vorderman
Currently free maths lessons for children aged 4-12.
Great online lessons – particularly for maths and science subjects.
Choose from hundreds of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
Free online courses from the Open University.
The Science of Well-Being
Yale University’s most popular course is now free to access online. Explore misconceptions about happiness, what brings you joy and learn strategies to implement wellbeing practices into your everyday life.
Google Arts & Culture
Tour famous landmarks and exhibitions, enjoy high definition photos of art, get stuck into art activity ideas, and more!
Three months free bite size video guitar lessons.
Lots of free guitar lesson videos, suitable for complete beginners to advanced players.
Lots of free piano lesson videos, suitable for complete beginners to advanced players.
Watch the Peregrine Falcons of Sheffield, with beautiful views of Sheffield from atop St George’s Church.
Explore Live Cams
Watch amazing animals in the wild and captivity, from across the globe. Always something to watch!
Coronavirus – A book for children
Nosy Crow have put together a short book for explaining coronavirus to children. You can listen to the audiobook, view it online or download the PDF for free!
Free language lessons, with content tailored for kids.
Online language lessons. Three months free subscription for school children.
The Artful Parent
Scores of creative projects for younger children.
Printable paper templates for learning about geography.
Printable worksheets and past exam papers.
Learning through Minecraft (for a subscription fee).
Computer science activities and lessons.
Support for parents of children age 12 and under.
LEGO Let’s Build Together
Daily build challenges and educational game ideas.
Weather website with great graphics and information.
RSPB Identify a Bird
The RSPB bird identifier lists 408 species of birds found in the UK, including some rare overseas visitors.
Listen to British birdsongs to train your ear!