Student under 12 being taught
For students under the age of 12, we have a range of digital resources that can trigger imaginations and feed curiosity.
Resources from Oxford University
- The Oxford University Museum of Natural History Learning Zone - A learning zone, involving lots of fun games and information about natural history.
- The Oxford University Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour - An exciting virtual tour of the University's Museum of Natural History.
- Ashmolean Museum resources - Downloadable learning resources and short videos on a range of topics including History of Art and literature.
- OUP Education Platform - An online platform from Oxford University Press, providing expert advice and resources to support learning at home and at school.
- Back Garden Biology - A podcast series where Dr Lindsay Turnbull looks at the biology of the back garden.
Recommended External Resources
- Zooniverse - A platform that lets you contribute to real-life research projects.
- Audible - Free access is available to a wide range of audiobooks to help keep young minds active and engaged.
- Scratch - Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Learning Lab, Scratch introduces children to coding. They can have a go at programming their own interactive stories, games, and animations.
- BBC Bitesize - This site provides lessons every day, plus a TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and educational videos on iPlayer.
- David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - An interactive journey around Australia's Great Barrier Reef. With an interactive map and video footage, this website allows you to explore one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet.
- Neverending Stories - This free storytelling pack, from the National Centre for Creative Writing, is crammed with tips and activities for engaging storytelling at home.
- Time Out 100 Best Children’s Books - Time Out has created a list of the 100 best children’s books, including a mini description of the book, an age recommendation and the book in three words.
Museums and Galleries
- The National Gallery - An online version of the National Gallery's collections, where you can explore works of art.
Subject Specific Resources
- Royal Society of Biology - Biology - An educational resources hub from the Royal Society of Biology.
- Conservation Optimist Kids' Corner - Biology - Optimistic stories and resources about conservation, tailored for children.
- Royal Society of Chemistry - Chemistry - Teaching resources on the subject of Chemistry: from podcasts to online games.
- James Dyson Engineering Challenges - Engineering - A set of engineering challenge cards to do at home with adult supervision.
- The Poetry Foundation - English - An interactive website, including videos and audio clips to make poetry come to life.
- NRich - Mathematics - A series of activities to entertain and learn about Maths at home.
- Plus Mathematics - Mathematics - An online magazine from the University of Cambridge, aimed at celebrating Mathematics.
- MusicMap - Music -An interactive hub of popular music, showing how it is all connected.