Collins is giving free access to its online learning platform, Collins Connect, for the length of the school closures. The platform is for both primary and secondary schools and is home to learning and teaching resources for a range of subjects including English, maths and science at all levels, as well as international curricula. It includes more than 300 e-books from its Big Cat reading programme, activity sheets, a times tables practice tool, revision and PDF downloads of many of its titles. Collins is adding resources daily to the site.
Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust. BookTrust Home Time contains free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions and quizzes. A menu of ideas including activity sheets and live draw-alongs has been created by children's authors and illustrators.
JK Rowling has allowed teachers (and librarians?) to video themselves reading Harry Potter books online.
National Literacy Trust Family Zone is a one-stop shop for families. Drawing on both expertise and incredible partnerships with teachers, authors, publishers, educational organisations and corporates.
SLA is updating their list of resources.
Open University RfP ambassador's list of online literacy resources.
BBC to offer pupils missing school daily TV tuition aimed at different key stages, including GCSE and A level.
Families and children can now easily discover a wide range of entertaining and educational shows and films, with the launch of a new children’s experience on BBC iPlayer, including older shows returning to iplayer.