Freemantles Outreach

Resources for parents and students during the pandemic

Click here for advice around returning to school after the lockdown  

General Home Learning

UPDATES for January 2021:

Orchard Toys :

A range of free printable worksheets and activities which will keep children busy for hours.... numeracy, literacy, arts, crafts, colouring and recipes.


Free Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Learning Packs:

Is your child a fan of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's wonderful picture books?  Now you can download a range of home learning activity packs to complete as you read the books via the following link:


Widget Software - Widget have given a code to enable their resources to be accessed for 30 days for free.   Please use the following code when accessing the link "JAN2021".  It is case sensitive.


BBC Bitesize and CBBC are providing on-line lessons that can be accessed either live, through the "Red Button" or via BBC IPlayer.   Please see the following link for the weekly timetable.

 Previous Resource links:

Twinkl have a wide range of resources and are offering a 1 month free membership for parents during this period. Please visit and enter the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS to create your account. When you have created your account there is a ‘Parents’ section on the tab list which contains resources designed for use at home.

Other Online companies offering free subscriptions :

Information about how to access Surrey Library Resources from home:

The School Libraries Association has put together a great list of resources to support parents.

Creative Isolation give a lovely roundup of activities and learning from a range of organisations.

ThinkUKnow have a range of advice for parents about keeping children safe online and activities for young people of ages to learn more about internet safety.

Sesame Street videos, games and resources for the lockdown  

The BBC have increased their range of resources for working from home, including videos from celebrities including David Attenborough

The Oak National Academy is a government-backed online classroom with resources created by teachers

Chatterpack blog with home learning list for schools and families:

Internet Safety Guides for Parents

10 tips for parents remote learning     10 tips for children remote learning

Autism or SEN Specific learning Resources

Click here - Advice sheet for parents

Click here for timetable symbols, clocks, days of the week

Schedule and choose symbols for home

Click Here for Top Ten uses of a little whiteboard

Click here for a great list of online learning resources for children with SEN, put together by the Eden Trust

Click here to visit the Autism Awareness Centre (run by Peter Vermeulen) for a blog about how to cope at home

Advice from the EP team

Click here to see OT advice for the period of school closure

Click here for a list of Ipad/tablet apps for children with SEN

Talking Mats Covid-19 Resources

NAS Top tips for lockdown:

NAS tips for Managing anxiety for children and young people with autism

Speech, Language, communication and SEND resources for schools and
parent/carers including free SLT, OT resources, entertainment, movement and
exercise, anxiety, behaviour and emotional support

Widgit Online are offering free access to their symbol writer and range of resources, including COVID-19 symbols and fun things for learning from home

Brain Parade - a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs:

HelpKidzLearn - a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure:

Visuals2Go - an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners:

Speech and Language Kids - a range of education and therapy resources for speech and language problems. A podcast is also available on iTunes for verbal and non-verbal children:

BBC SEND Toolkit:

Surrey Local Offer has a great list of local and national resources available to help:

Action for Carers support information: Phone: 0303 040 1234/07714 075993 or email

 Understanding COVID19

Click here for a range of Social Stories to support understanding of COVID 19

Click here for resources about understanding PPE

A downloadable book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

A video about lateral flow testing:

On The Gruffalo's Facebook page, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have published pictures of the The Gruffalo and other characters from their books, explaining COVID 19 and social distancing.

The Gina Davies Autism Centre have created some videos of Attention Autism sessions themed around COVID19:

   Social Distancing:

   Staying home to stay safe from germs: 

Click here to download 'Resilience Through the Pandemic' by Dr Kate Castle (this document is for adults, but it has useful information about managing your own anxiety and supporting your children)

Young Minds: What to do if you're anxious about coronavirus.

Surrey Resources: Advice for parents, Support for parents

You've Got this - pack for children  You've got this - parent/carer guide

Psychological support for children coping with COVID 19

Surrey Mind Matters advice for COVID 19

Dave the Dog Covid-19 Story

Handwashing wordsearch

Handwashing poster (girl)       Handwashing poster (boy)

9 steps to wash your hands: Slideshow      Poster  

Exercise and Wellbeing

GoNoodle website – free sign-up for active videos, mindfulness activities and games. Search GoNoodle on YouTube to see their range of short videos.


Click here for calming and relaxation ideas


Click here for sensory ideas


Click here for a list of live online activity sessions suitable with children with SEN


Click here for a mindfulness School Closure Pack from TeachStarter


Click here for Social Skills and Practical Activities to do at home


Anxiety Resource pack


Details of CAMHs Webinars for parents


Quell provide free emotional wellbeing support for young people with SEN:


NAS tips for Managing anxiety for children and young people with autism


Psychological support for children coping with COVID 19


Tips for Wellbeing during lockdown


Surrey Mind Matters advice for COVID 19


Every Mind Matters - COVID 19 advice for children's mental health


PE with Joe Wicks – search 


Yoga for the classroom with Adriene (10-35 minute yoga sessions).

YouTube search – Glenn Higgins fitness (range of 5 minute superhero workouts).


YouTube search – Classroom meditation for all ages with Adriene (6 minutes).


Youtube search – Justdance workouts for kids (range of videos)


Youtube search – Zumba kids (short videos)


Daily Fine motor skills activities on Griffin OT:


Boredom-busting online resources for anyone staying at home including arts &
culture, learning, well-being, music, entertainment, literature


Change4Life has lots of games and activities.


Text line for secondary-aged young people to talk a school nurse if anxious: 

07507 329951


Keep Active at home, with Freemantles staff


Literacy and numeracy

David Walliams is reading chapters of his books, which you can listen to on his website:



The Literacy Trust:

Carol Vorderman has now made her maths website completely free while schools are closed.  Her Website is

30Nrich – a range of free Numeracy activities and resources:

Oxford Owl – free eBooks following the Oxford reading tree banded scheme:

White Rose Maths – free Numeracy resources:

Topmarks – free educational resources from a wide range of different areas and a ‘parents resources’ area with on advice activities that can be completed at home:

Amazon have canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link:

Story Time with Freemantles staff!

Children's author, Oliver Jeffers @oliverjeffers, will be reading a story on Instagram live every day at 6pm and talking about his book ideas.

Shakespeare Week has lots of themed activities in their Kids' Zone. There is a printable booklet to track what children have been doing.

Michael Rosen has an amazing website of him reading and performing his poems, plus more resources.

Project Gutenberg – the website for books out of copyright – has a range of books for children.

Book publishers Penguin offer a range of quizzes based on some of your favourite children's characters from Peppa Pig to Wimpy Kid.

BookTrust Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy story time with free online books, play games, win prizes, or test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes.

Bookstart have interactive stories and games on their website, as well as suggested reading.

Sumdog can help children age 5–14 years-old, practise maths through games. Free access gives you six different games for children to use. You can also sign up as a member.


Science and Topics


Experiments and activities to teach about health issues:


Click here for a 30 Day Lego Challenge!


Jamie Oliver has opened a kids category to encourage children cooking


Dan Snow is offering 30 days free sign up to his history website- full documentaries and video footage ( parental supervision is advisable initially).

Just set a reminder to cancel so you do not get charged after the 30 day period!


Science with Professor Brain Cox, Robin Ince and guests

YouTube Search: Operation ouch – Science videos for kids

The kids should see this – Child-friendly Science videos:

Geography with Steve Backshall

Sporcle website – a range of quizzes including Geography and History:

BBC Newsround – daily news, quizzes and short videos on topical issues:

National Geographic kids – activities and quizzes:

DK find out – games and quizzes:

Intofilm – range of activities exploring different films:

This is a list of all the zoos and aquariums who have live webcams of their animals: 

The Surrey History Centre have put together on-line educational and fun activities for all ages:

Take a virtual tour of the British Museum.

The British Science Week website has downloadable 'Diverse Planet' activity packs for early years, primary school and secondary school children.

Scratch coding website has a range of tutorials for different coding activities.

The Royal Society has resources, activities and videos for science learning at home

STEM Learning offers a wealth of structured learning around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths that can be done from home.


Outdoor Learning and Art

Play I spy when you are out for a walk:    I spy game sheet 1   I spy game sheet 2

Scavenger Hunt: Sheet 1    Sheet 2

Nature detectives – outdoor activities that can be done outdoors as a family:

Paw prints badges – Free downloads of 'challenge packs' with craft activities:

Blue Peter badge challenges:

The imagination tree – crafts to do at home:

Red Ted Art – Arts and crafts for younger children:

Muddy puddle teacher – outdoor learning activities:

Click here for screen-free challenges

Online Sing-a-long