Bristol Learning City Resource Directory

Supporting children and young people in their learning is difficult at the best of times. Juggling parenting and work is a difficult balance to strike, which has been further complicated by school closures, isolation and a nationwide lock down. For many, trying to find engaging, inspiring and quality learning materials has become a full time profession in itself. That is why Bristol Learning City has started to curate a number of resources that are suitable for home-learning, including resources for children and young people with SEND. The list is far from complete and further resources will be added in the coming days and weeks. An additional list of resources can be found on the Department for Education website.

Our aim is to create a list of resources produced by Bristol based educators and learning providers. If you come across something that is particularly interesting, useful or engaging please feel free to send us a link at learning.city@bristol.gov.uk.

It’s easy to use, just filter the resources by key stage, tag, subject or school year.

Let’s keep Bristol learning!

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Access Sport – Inclusive activities

A range of activities for children and young people with SEND

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Ashley Down Primary School – Reading Challenge

Helpful resources for reading that have been developed by Anna Welch at Ashley Down School

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BBC – Earn a Blue Peter Badge

Earn a Blue Peter badge by completing a range of different challenges or activities

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BBC Programme – Ethical Theories

Various BBC programmes based on Ethical Theories

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Better Bilingual – Educational and pastoral provision for EAL children, young people and their families

Online teaching & support for EAL pupils & families

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Book Island – Picture books on Vimeo

Award-winning Bristol based publisher of picture books

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Boolean Maths Hub

Online maths provision to support work groups

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Bristol Autism Team – Preparing for more time at home

Tips for parents of children with autism for spending more time at home

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Bristol Autism Team – Tips for supporting children with autism

Advice on supporting children emotionally and practically

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Bristol Diocese – Activities for Easter for the Home and for those in School

Resources that can be used at home to explore and understand the festival of Easter more fully

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Bristol Early Years – Home Learning in the Early Years

Bristol Early Years – Home Learning in the Early Years Out of tricky times can …

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Bristol Educational Psychology Service – Improving concentration at home

Step-by-step guide on improving concentration for the whole family 

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Bristol Educational Psychology Service – 5 ways to wellbeing during lockdown

5 steps to look after yourself and others

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Bristol Food Network – Food Focused Home Schooling Resources

Learning resources covering Cooking and Nutrition, Food Waste, Growing, Food & Farming and Wildlife & Nature

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Bristol Museum – Become a stay-at-home archaeologist

Some exciting archaeology activities for children at home written by the Museum Team – some great ideas for the Easter hols

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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children – Easy read information about coronavirus

Easy read for children and young people with disabilities of learning difficulties

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Bristol University – Sharing Molecules

Chemistry experiments to try at home

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Bristol WORKS – Remote Career Resources

Careers resources from a range of sectors and organisations

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British Library – Explore the sacred texts of the world’s great faiths

Learn more about sacred texts

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British Psychological Society – Talking to children about coronavirus

How to talk to children about coronavirus

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CGI Group – STEM from Home

STEM based activity packs for children aged 6 – 14

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ClairCity – Pollution Solution

Resources for primary and secondary clean air projects.

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Contact – Information for families with disabled children

Information about coronavirus and helpful resources for families with disabled children

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Creative Youth Network – Creative Courses

Free creative online courses for young people aged 11 – 16.

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Curiosity Connections – A Compilation of Fun STEM Resources for Home Learning

A compilation of STEM learning resource brought to you by Curiosity Connections

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DigiLocal – Online code club

Clubs have access to loads of project guides but it’s more than just ‘teaching coding’

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Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) – Support resources to share with parents

EEF resources to help parents/carers support home routines and valuable learning opportunities, such as shared reading

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Future Learn – Come Rain or Shine

Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather

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Google – Arts and Culture

A collection of free resources and virtual tours from around the world, including some of the worlds most famous museums and galleries

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GOV UK – Supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people

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HappyMaps – Mental health resources for parents of children and young people

For parents worried about their children’s behaviour or mental health

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HelpKidzLearn – Apps for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

Selection of free apps designed for children with SEND

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Into Film – Using Film for Home Learning

Simple, easy and useful film based activities that young people can complete unaided

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Know Your Place South West – Learning Pack

Discover your local history, get involved with your local community and start conversations about local heritage

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Learn British Sign Language from home in your own time

British Sign Language lesson pack, greeting cards, dictionary, vocab sheet and more!

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Mama Africa Online

Web resource that examines the huge impact that Africa has had on the evolution of modern life globally

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Mencap – Resources for young people with a learning disability

Range of resources including weekly planners and craft activities

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MetLink – Royal Meteorological Society

Support and materials for teaching weather and climate

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Mindheart – Child friendly explanation of coronavirus

Use this fun resource to explain coronavirus

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National Autistic Society – Resources for families

Useful resources that families with autism can use during this time of change

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National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

Activities and resources to support children in their maths learning. Includes a questions and answers section

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National Literacy Trust – 5 to 8

Activities and resources to support literacy development in children aged 5 – 8

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National Literacy Trust – Birth to 4

Fun things to make and do to support the literacy development preschool aged children

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NATRE – Free religious resources to support home learning

Free religious resource to support home learning

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Natural Curriculum – Grammar Lessons through Nature

Grammar lessons centred on captivating clips from the BBC’s natural history archives, aimed at Year 5 pupils

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NHS – Change4Life games

10 Minute Shake Up games

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Nosy Crow – Illustrated Children’s Book Explaining Coronavirus

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

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Oak National Academy – Supporting every teacher to support every pupil

180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10

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OpenLearn – the Home of Free Learning from The Open University

Whether it’s a 60-second animated video or a 24-hour course you are after, you will find it on OpenLearn for free

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Out and About Bristol – Family activity packs

Pack of creative activities for disabled children and young people

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Pete Moorehouse – Creativity at Home in the Early Years

A useful guide on how to support young children’s creativity at home with their parents/carers

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Pobble 365 – English activities based on one image a day

One Picture. One teaching resource. Every day

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Positive Eye – Inclusive activities for all families

A range of activities for families, which can be adapted to meet sensory needs

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Primary Science Teaching Trust – Science Fun at Home

Activities for children to have some fun with science at home

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Shakespeare Week – Kids Zone

Shakespeare themed activities and challenges to support learning

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Slimbridge – Home learning and family fun

Everything you need to teach your children and connect with nature as a family

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Spectrum Bristol Bears Community Foundation – Online videos

Weekly videos for children and young people with SEND to keep active

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SS Great Britain – Things to do

Lots of fun and educational activities for children, families and teachers to use

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St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School – Unlocking Excellence English Hub

Mastery phonics lessons will be released weekly on our Youtube channel

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STEM Learning – Home Learning Support for Families

Free STEM resources compiled by expects, suitable for primary and secondary age children

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Stephen Lawrence Day – Be the Next Poetry Sensation

Why not create your own spoken word – it doesn’t have to be poetry, it could be a story, monologue, or even stand-up comedy

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Stephen Lawrence Day – Challenge Accepted

Display simple acts of kindness and post them through social media to be part of Stephen Lawrence Day

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Stephen Lawrence Day – Get Hands-on Building a Bridge

Accept the challenge to build a bridge that can support 500g of weight for 10 seconds!

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Stephen Lawrence Day – Read up a Storm

Access to free books with a theme of working together to make a better world

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The Literacy Shed – The home of visual literacy

Films and animations suitable for primary aged children to support the teaching of reading and writing

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The National Archives – Explore 1000 years of history!

Explore 1000 years of history! From medieval times all the way to the present.

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The Reading Realm – Home learning packs

A Home Learning Pack to support reading

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The Roman Baths – Learning for Life

Discover more about the world of the Romans and try out some activities

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Travel and Leisure – Virtual tours of museums from around the world

Experience the 12 best museums, from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home

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Unique Voice – Stay at home activity pack

Unique Voice – Stay at home activity pack Unique Voice has created a free resource …

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University of Bristol – Creative activity ideas for schools

Activities and ideas devised and filmed by University of Bristol students to be shared with children and families across Bristol

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University of Oxford – Faculty of Theology and Religion

Hundreds of theology and religion resources from the University of Oxford

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Wesport – Keeping Kids Active At Home

Wesport has collated these FREE child-friendly activities into a Weekly Activity Schedule for you and your family to follow

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Young Minds – Parents helpline

Advice for parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25

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YouTube Learning – Learn@Home

YouTube learning for families with children 13 and older, for families with children 5 years and older, and for families with preschoolers

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