Useful Links

Useful Links

St Francis Braintree


Remote Learning OFFER


Whole School Home Learning Websites and Resources 

Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.  



Twinkl -This national website often used by educators has been offered for free to teachers and parents for the next month. It has a vast wealth of powerpoints, worksheets and ideas for children of all ages to get creative. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites. - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas. - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures. - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms. - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups. - free online resource packs. 


English - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group. - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper. - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world. - downloadable reading activity pack. - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library - This website is used each day by Reception and Year 1 for their phonics work and is now free for parents.  Username - march20  password: home - This website is free and has lots of comics and other reading matter aligned to the phonics teaching for Year 1 and 2. 


Maths - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses. - times tables and number bond practise - our children have their own log in for this - This website is aligned to the objectives that are covered in school for Mathematics.  There will be videos available and worksheets linked to what should be learnt in school.


Science - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site). - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden 

Foundation Subjects.  - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden - Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children - some videos are free – dances, workouts, fitness challenges  - Yoga videos for relaxation, focus and physical activity.

Essex Library Services

Essex Library Services have a range of online services that can give access to a wide range of e-books for children.  For extra information click here or visit