Freemantles Outreach

Resources for learning from home

Click here - Advice sheet for parents

Tips for the Easter Break

General resources

Symbols for the Easter break: Calendar, Planner, Symbols

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

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

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.

Widgit Online are offering 30 days of free access to their online resources, meaning you can create schedules, PECS symbols, Social Stories and prompts: and use the code WIDGIT30

Other Online companies offering free subscriptions :

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

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.

 Understanding COVID19

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

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.

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


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:


Change4Life has lots of games and activities.


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

07507 329951


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


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


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.

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