There are lots of helpful online resources available with more being created all the time. Below you will find a small selection of good quality resources that link into existing library programmes as well as some sites that are useful for Home Learning.

General Resources

Authorfy offers free interactive video masterclasses as well as fun downloadable activities and resources.

 

The BBC provides lots of online resources for children and young people covering a wide variety of topics and levels.

During the current lockdown it is also broadcasting daily lessons on CBBC and BBC Two as well as online. This includes three hours of primary school programming every weekday on CBBC, and at least two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two. 

 

  • Learn at BBC Scotland
    Here you can find lots of resources covering areas such as literacy, maths and science.

 

  • BBC Bitesize 
    This website provides daily content which is designed to support your child's education and wellbeing.

 

  • BBC Projects
    Inspire children and young people with a new project. On this BBC website you can access information on projects such as funding out about your dream job, becoming a young reporter and digital media workshops.

The Book Trust are hosting a Pyjamarama in the summer where families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home.

 

With the British Library you can explore children's books, learning about stories, poems and illustrations that have been created over centuries. You can also access lots of creative activities for children of all ages, including making your own superhero or pop-up book.  

 

 

The Children's Poetry Archive aims to equip and inspire. The website is full of tools, strategies and ideas. Resources include structured lessons and curated collections to help provide new and exciting ways of exploring poetry.  

 

Children who are members of Code Clubs can continue to work on projects at home through the Code Club website. Here you can explore projects as well as search lots of free resources.

Anyone familiar with Scratch can also work on creating stories, games and animations online by visiting the Scratch website.

 

 

The First Minister's Reading Challenge helps children and young people discover the power of reading. The website has pages of resources as well as case studies which are full of ideas and inspiration. 

 

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organisation which aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

 

The Glasgow Science Centre has been running #GSAAtHome since March 2020. This award-winning initiative aims to bring a bit of science into the home every day to inspire people during the pandemic. 

The lessons cover various themes and are fun and inspirational to watch. You can also watch on various different social media platforms. 

 

Broaden horizons with NASA Kids - a resource rich website which has stories, facts, games and lots of downloadable activities.

 

Discover, explore and learn with the National Library of Scotland's Learning Zone. The website covers everything from literature and creativity to science and technology, politics and exploration.

 

The Scottish Government's Parent Club website has developed a handy online directory which gives details of helpful organisations who provide advice and support to families in Scotland.

 

 

 

Inspire Harry Potter fans with a visit to the Harry Potter at Home website which is full of Hogwarts inspired resources.

 

The Scottish Book Trust gives children and young people the chance to watch authors read extracts from their books through their Authors Live initiative. They have pages of Authors Live events to choose from.

 

Sumdog provides engaging and personalised maths and spelling practice. Aimed at children between five and 14-years-old, you can access resources and multi-player games which are aligned to all major curricula.

 

Tuntimo is the home of children’s Black history and has been designed for children aged between five and 11-years-old. It contains a range of information and resources about notable Black figures and periods that have made history.

 

The World Book Day website features a range of videos of authors and stars reading stories for various different age groups. You can also access a number of age-related websites which can be downloaded for free.