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The information on Coronavirus on these web pages has been written and compiled by West Sussex Parent Carer Forum and Reaching Families using trusted local and national resources. Given the picture is changing daily we cannot take responsibility for the information or any actions taken as a result. We will be adding more information as and when we receive it so please keep visiting these pages to stay up-to-date.

West Sussex County Council have produced this document with advice, reassurance and education resources for families. 

Although library buildings are closed, there are still lots of  services you can access whilst you’re at home. West Sussex Libraries – Family Corner Facebook group is a new facebook group for families from the library service. 

Compass Card have compiled a web page called Leisure, Learning & Lock-down which provides useful information on things to do whilst coronavirus prevents us moving around freely. 

The Government has published a list of online resources that they have had recommended by leading educational experts. 

If your child’s school is closed, or if you find yourselves having to isolate, you might find the following resources helpful.

Thanks to Fordwater School for producing the initial list which we have added to. It isn’t definitive and not all sites are appropriate for all children, but there should be something for everyone…including siblings!

Social Story – ‘My School is Closing’

Fordwater School have produced this lovely social story which helps to explain the Coronavirus to children with SEND.

Compass CardAmaze the Compass logo

General advice on leisure, learning and the lock-down.

Schudio TV

Preparing Autistic and SEND Children for going back to school, (when we don’t know when that will be)

Practical help and resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children to go back to school when the time comes.

It has short video for each topic

DimensionsJobs with DIMENSIONS | Guardian Jobs

Activities and resources for life at home

If you have any further suggestions, do let us have your ideas and we’ll put them up here!

Other Resources

Here are a few links to on-line resources that you and your children might find interesting over the next few weeks.  The list is not exhaustive and not all sites are appropriate for all children – but there is something for everyone!

Educational activities and games

Arts and Crafts








Broader educational resources

Educational Activities

Blue Peter BadgesBlue Peter

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Paw Print Badges Pawprint Family

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors.

Nature Detectives

The Woodland Trust | YourCircle

This site is run by the Woodland Trust. A lot of these activities can be done in the garden or in a remote forest location if you can get to one! Please note that, as of 16th March, the way the website is run has changed, and you may have to become a member to access many of the resources.

Online Educational Games

Cbeebies RadioCBeebies - Wikipedia

Listening activities for younger children.

DK Find OutDinosaurs and Prehistoric Life | DK Find Out!

Activities and quizzes.

Toy Theatrelogo

Interactive educational games designed for the primary classroom.

StarfallStarfall Website Review

Educational games for american primary ‘grade’ kids but the content is transferable.

Arts and Crafts

Red Ted ArtEasy Paper Butterfly - Red Ted Art - Make crafting with kids easy ...

Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

The Artful Parent The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities.

The Imagination Tree The Central Importance of Play (With images) | Imagination tree ...

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

TinkercadFile:Logo-tinkercad-wordmark.svg - Wikimedia Commons

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

By Subject


AudibleAudible – Logos Download

Audible are offering free audio story books for children whilst schools are closed. Available categories are ‘Littlest Listeners’, ‘Elementary’, ‘Tween’, ‘Teen’, ‘Literary Classics’ and ‘Folk and Fairy Tales’.

West Sussex librariesArena

West Sussex Libraries’ current offering of online resources

English and language learning

British CouncilBritish Council Vector Logo - Download Free SVG Icon | Worldvectorlogo

Resources for English language learning.

DuolingoDuolingo - The world's best way to learn a language

Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Big History ProjectBig History Project | New 2 Homeschooling

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Gamesworld geography games

Geographical quizzes and games!

National Geographic for KidsNat Geo Kids (Latin American TV channel) - Wikipedia

Lots of activities and quizzes for younger children.


Crest Awards CREST Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

Mystery SciencePress - Mystery Science

Free science lessons!


Prodigy Maths Prodigy Education logo | Prodigy Math Blog

This is in US grades, but it’s good for UK Primary age.

Physics and Maths TutorPMT

Revision and exercises for GCSE and A level Physics and Maths

Programming and web design

Blockly Blockly Games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

iDEA Awards iDEA: Develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for ...

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

ScratchScratch Store – Scratch Foundation

Creative block-based computer programming.


Broader Educational Resources

BBC BitesizeBBC Two - GCSE Bitesize Revision, Vocational Bitesize: Manufacturing

The BBC Bitesize website will begin lessons on Monday 20th April from 9am, and offers lots of learning and activities appropriate to age or key stage. 

Crash Course Crash Course Logo Font

You Tube videos on many subjects.

Crash Course Kids

You tube videos for a younger audience.

Education OtherwiseEducation Otherwise

A great site for all things relating to home education.

Futurelearn FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Free to access 100s of courses. You can pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name. Children can have their own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account.

Khan AcademyHave you seen our new look? | Khan Academy

This site is especially good for maths and computing for all ages and for other subjects at Secondary level. Please note that this site uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Openlearn Learn something new in September – Care Leaver Progression Partnership

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Oxford Owl for HomeOxford Owl Reading – Heatherside

Lots of free resources for Primary age children, including e-books.

PL Primary StarsPrimary Schools Provision - Preston North End

A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked activities to educate and entertain children at home.

Seneca Seneca Learning – The Food Teachers Centre

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Teaching PacksTeaching Packs

Learning packs to print out, there’s LOADS of them and each pack can be tailored to different learners.

Ted EdLessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos.

The Kid Should See This Tinybop Loves: The Kid Should See This | Tinybop

Wide range of cool educational videos.

TwinklTeaching Resources, Primary Resources, Twinkl, Primary School Resources

They are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. They also offer resources for children with special needs – look up SEN Resources on their website. Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS



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