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Homework, study and research

Primary schools

Library subscriptions

Your library card number will be required to access:

  • World Book online: Access a wealth of information online, suitable for all age ranges, including articles, maps and videos

Other webpages:

  • BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
  • Cbeebies Radio: listening activities for younger children
  • Circus Housevideos demonstrating circus skills that you can work on at home. There’s a 3 ball juggling tutorial for complete beginners or more advanced tricks for the adventurous
  • DK Find Out: Dorling Kindersley activities and quizzes 
  • Edsential at home: themed weekly activities for children and young people to explore, to help stay fit, healthy and motivated. Free downloadable activity sheets are provided.
  • Imagination Tree: creative art and craft activities for Primary age
  • Kidslingo: multi award-winning language classes online via live video - in French and Spanish
  • Maths Factor: let Carol Vorderman teach your child Maths, for ages 4-12 years. Matched to the National Curriculum. Site free due to school closures
  • National Geographic Kids: activities and quizzes for younger children
  • Oxford Owl for Home: free resources for Primary age including phonics, spelling and maths activities. Guide to Oxford Reading Tree also provided
  • Red Ted Art: easy arts and crafts for younger children
  • Science learning at home: range of topics provided by Jodrell Bank to enhance learning about science.
  • Tutortastic Home Learning: free online learning resources including Beanstalk, Twig Classroom and TTS – with many educational sites now with free access, due to school closures
  • Twinkl School Closure Home Learning: online resource packs for students in Y1 and Y2, including Google classroom and Joe Wicks Move videos

Secondary school

Library subscriptions

Your library card number will be required to access:

  • Credo: over 600 reference titles and multimedia
  • Issues online: covers contemporary social issues, with statistical background information
  • Oxford Reference: 100 ready reference titles and thousands of images
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: biographical information of over 60,000 people who have helped shaped the British Isles.
  • World Book online: access a wealth of information online, suitable for all age ranges, including articles, maps and videos

Other webpages:

  • BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
  • British Council: resources for English language learning.
  • Duolingo: learn languages for free (not available via Internet Explorer)
  • Seneca: free revision resources for GCSE and A level.

Further education and research

Library subscriptions

Your library card number will be required to access:

  • Access to Research: articles from academic journals and conferences (available for use in the library only)
  • Credo: over 600 reference titles and multimedia
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: historical information about people who have helped shaped the British Isles.
  • Public Information Online: UK Parliamentary and government publications including acts, bills, command papers, daily Hansard, civil service yearbook and a wide range of statistics

Other webpages:

  • Futurelearn: access to 100s of free courses (only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate).
  • Openlearn: free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but accessible to all.
  • The Skills Toolkit: new digital learning platform developed by the Department of Education, linking to a variety of websites and opportunities. Free, high quality digital and numeracy courses available.

Study tools

  • Oxford Dictionaries:expert guidance on grammar, spelling and usage; specialist dictionaries for writers and editors
  • Oxford English Dictionary: the full Oxford English Dictionary, over 600,000 words, three million quotations

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