Favourite Links

We've searched the Internet, asked our teachers and our friends to bring you the very best websites for children. Try them out and let us know what you think!


Minimus: learn some Latin from this lovely website.


IXL maths: Great place for children to practice their maths skills online. Well organised into year groups and topics.


Wildlife Watch: Find out about British wildlife, play games, watch videos and find out about lots of nature activities


Khan AcademyImmense site of YouTube clips of maths teaching. Start with simple arithmetic and go as far as you can. Includes exercises and tests too. 


Rollercoaster Creator: Use your understanding of forces and physics to design fantastic rides    


ICT Games: An excellent set of games to support National Curriculum literacy and numeracy written by a Primary School teacher. We love this site!    


Fun4theBrain: Lots of games and activities from this American site    


Sheppard Software: loads of free activities and on-line games. Excellent for geography!


Go! Animate: Although it is free to use, this site does ask you to register using an email address, so you will need to ask an adult's permission. It allows you to create brilliant short cartoon animations - you can even upload your own pictures and use them as part of your animation.    


Story Nory: Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, classic tales, verse and specially adapted myths and histories. You can listen online or download the stories as podcasts using iTunes.    


Club Penguin: Club Penguin is a snow-covered, virtual world where children play games and interact with friends in the guise of colourful penguin avatars, It is a form of social networking site aimed at 6-14 year olds and you will need to register to use it, so talk to an adult and ask them to look at the parents' advice page before you log in.


Poisson Rouge: A lovely site for curious younger children. There are no written instructions, so very young children can explore the clever activities independently.


Cbeebies: Heaps of fun and games for younger children, featuring all their favourite Cbeebies characters from the BBC.


Phonics: This is a really useful resource for helping young children learn the phonics they need to become good readers. It is a set of YouTube videos of sounds and letters created by a primary school teacher.


Fantastic Contraption: A free online puzzle game where you build whimsical machines to solve each level. Please ask an adult before registering to use the site - but when you do, you can save your machines and share them with your friends.


Kidsites.com: A signposting site to a huge collection of websites suitable for children on a vast range of subjects.    


Nobel Prize Games: You don't have to be a genius to understand the work of Nobel Prize winners. These games and simulations will teach and inspire those of you interested in science and are lots of fun.    

National Geographic Kids: An excellent site featuring games, activities, videos and stories exploring the planet and the life upon it. Brilliant for natural history lovers.

Spotify: Free, legal, high-quality streamed music from every band you know and many that you don't. You have to download the software to make this work, so make sure you ask an adult for permission.    

MiniClip: A huge collection of games - hours of fun!

20Q: The classic 20 Questions game brought right up to date. Can it really read your mind?

Build Your Wild Self: Ever wondered what you would look like with an elephant trunk for a nose? This is an absolutely charming avatar builder. Create a drawn image of yourself and add animal parts for fun.

BBC Dance Mat Typing: Typing skills are easy to learn with this fun game from the BBC    

Shape Game: Here is a great shape game. Drag the shapes to completely fill up the board