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The internet offers a world of information about anything you could possibly imagine.

In life you can become anything and develop into the person that you want to be. Please enjoy using these free resources to expand your knowledge and have fun in the process!

English

  • Oxford Dictionaries
    Puzzles and games by Oxford Dictionaries Online
  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    Free Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus, translation from English to Spanish & Turkish and Spanish to English and other language resources.
  • Yahoo Children's Dictionary
    Find pronunciations, definitions, spelling, and more in the free, online Yahoo! Kids Dictionary. Get help on your homework or just have fun learning.
  • BBC KS3 Bitesize
    A key stage 3 revision and recap resource for english, covering reading, writing, speaking and listening and Shakespeare.
  • BBC Schools Spellits
    Spelling with the Spellits presents 9 spelling strategies for Key Stage 2 pupils from 7-9 years.
  • Grammar Gorillas
    The Grammar Gorillas show you fun sentences and ask you to find the noun, verb, etc. A parts of speech game.
  • The Childrens University of Manchester KS2
    The Children's University of Manchester presents an excellent opportunity for The University of Manchester to share, with the wider community, and particularly primary schools.
  • Puzzle Maker
    Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker provides teachers, students, and parents, the tools necessary to create crossword, puzzles, word search puzzles, mazes and more online!
  • Spark Notes
    SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info.
  • Interactive English Games and Activites
    Many interactive English Games and Activities to help improve Literacy Skills
  • Starfall
    A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
  • Superkids Wordsearch Puzzle Creator
    Create your own printable word search puzzles.
  • Learn English Kids
    LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.

Nature, Animals & Plants

Art & Design

  • Artcyclopedia
    The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
  • National Gallery of Art - Kids section
    NGA Kids helps children develop interpretive and analytical skills through interactive discussions of paintings and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art, educational explorations, online interactive activities, and interactive art projects.
  • Kidzone Science - The Color Wheel
    Color wheels show us how colors are related. They remind artists how to mix and think about colors.
  • Haring Kids
    Official Keith Haring website for children: fun interactive activities to inspire a love of learning and art, online books, authorized art shows, appropriate for children under 14.
  • Oriland Origami
    What Origami Can Be! Oriversity is an education spot to know more about origami and its benefits, to read lectures and receive practical skills in origami.

Computers & The Internet

  • Miss Dorothy
    Dot Com is the world’s first internet voyager! While helping her dad to set up a website one day, she’s amazed when her computer mouse sits up and starts talking to her… and then her dog Wizard!
  • Netlings
    http://www.netlingo.com/
  • Using the Web
    When you need to do research, the World Wide Web is a great resource. Here are some steps to help you use the Web for your research.

Environment

  • EPA Student's guide to Climate Change
    This website provides an interactive guide to the issues of global warming and climate change, targeted to a middle school audience but accessible to the public at large.
  • National Geographic Water Footprint Calculator
    Take a water tour with us through your home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices! Then, pledge to cut your water footprint and help return more water to rivers, lakes, wetlands, underground aquifers, and freshwater species.
  • NASA Earth Observatory
    The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research

Famous People

Fashion

Films, TV & Radio

  • Headliners
    Headliners UK is a charity which inspires and encourages the personal development of young people through journalism.
  • Harry Potter Wizard's Collection
    Reveal the exciting features of the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set at HarryPotter.com.
  • Star Wars
    News, information, games and video clips about the famous Movie series
  • Ben 10
    Cartoon Network Is The Only Place To Watch Ben 10 and Play Ben 10 Games - Find Out What Alien The Omnitrix Watch Will Turn Ben 10 Into Next!
  • Children's BBC
    Welcome to the CBBC website. Here you can play free kids games, watch episodes & clips and find lots of things to do.
  • Children's ITV
    The official website of CITV
  • Merlin
    BBC fantasy drama based on the legend of King Arthur and Merlin.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
    Follow Sarah Jane Smith, Luke, Clyde, Rani and Sky as they save the world from a whole universe of aliens and monsters in The Sarah Jane Adventures.
  • CBeebies Special Needs
    Articles and advice on caring issues for children with physical or learning disabilities or special educational needs. With questions on topics such as: the Equality Act, autism, financial help, respite and breaks, working with schools and many more

Religion

  • Christianity for Children
    This page sets out to describe the life and teaching of Jesus and includes some of his better known stories. It describes the main beliefs of Christians. It is written for little children - primary school age
  • Guide to UK Religions
    Are you a Zoroastrian? What do Catholics, Sikhs and Hindus believe? Find out with our guide the main religions practised in the UK today.
  • Interfaith Calendar
    The Interfaith Calendar: primary sacred dates for all world religions by Delton Krueger. Holy Days that have endured the test of thousands of years of human life.
  • Islam for Children
    This is a site about Islam for children. It is educational for children aged 7-12.
  • Judaism for Children
    Basic educational information about Judaism
  • Medieval Islamic Medicine
    Doctors made big scientific advances in medicine during the Islamic empire. Islamic doctors began by collecting all the medical observations and logic of Hippocrates and his followers, and Galen, combined with the work of the Indian doctors Sushruta and Charaka, whose books were translated into Arab
  • Ramadan
    Accessible information about the festival of Ramadan
  • Rangoli Patterns
    Rangoli is one of the arts of India. It is a traditional way of decorating courtyards and walls of Indian houses, places of worship and sometimes eating places as well.
  • Religions of the World - BBC
    Guides to world religions and beliefs. Includes Atheism, Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Jainism, Zoroastrian and many more.
  • BBC Schools - Religion
    Festivals and Events.
  • Religious Symbols
    In-depth information and explanations of religious symbols
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    Essestial information about the Italian Saint
  • Sikhism
    Educational information about Sikhism
  • Sikhism for children
    Lots of information about Sikhism, aimed at Children.
  • World Religions - Primary Teach Resources
    A range of links to helpful resources for teachers

Fun & Games

  • Adventure Quest
    Play Adventure Quest to explore an online RPG and other web browser games for free with no software to download. New adventures built in Flash every week.
  • American Cartoon Network
    Cartoon Network is the home of your favourite kids cartoons online - with great free videos, online games, pictures, activities and competitions from cartoon shows like Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Chowder!
  • Barbie
    Hey girls, have fab fun playing games, watching videos, dressing up, creating makeovers, dress designs and more! Hang out with Barbie and enjoy more doll-icious activities and games for girls.
  • Beano
    Website of the Beano comic, the home of Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and the Bash Street Kids. Funny jokes, laughs and more from your favourite Beano characters.
  • Beast Blender
    Beast blender taxidermy for everyone
  • Funology
    Funology -- the science of having fun -- is the premiere online destination for kids. We offer tons of fun, creative activities, games, jokes, trivia, and you might even learn something!
  • Goochicoo
    Loads of games for young kids
  • Disney Club Penguin
    Waddle around and meet new friends | Club Penguin
  • DLTK's Crafts for Kids
    DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.
  • Disney
    Check out all the latest Disney movies, competitions, shows, games, music, travel and shopping, plus all your favourite Disney characters and stars
  • BBC Elizabethan Spying Game
    Play the game and test your skill in the 'Spying Game'. See if you can crack the code that incriminated Mary, Queen of Scots, and discover the secret message it was meant to convey.
  • Funbrain
    FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)
  • Girls Go Games
    Hey gaming girls! Looking for the best free online games?
  • Graffiti Creator
    The Graffiti Creator allow you to design your own name or logotype in graffiti-style.
  • Haloween
    600 pages of Kid Safe, ALL FREE Halloween stuff for children, teachers & parents.
  • BBC Horrible Histories Game
    Play the Terrible Treasures adventures - Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Awful Egyptians and Measly Middle Ages then take the final Time Sewer Challenge to become a Horrible Histories Expert!
  • All Magic
    Teach yourself magic tricks
  • Maze Generator
    This program creates complex mazes that you can print out and play!
  • Moshi Monsters
    Moshi Monsters is a brand new online game where you can adopt your very own pet monster. Each one has a lively, unique personality that develops the more you play.
  • Nickelodean
    The official site of Nick UK! Online games, video clips, comps and all your Nickelodeon!
  • Northpole - Christmas Fun
    Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus at the North pole, an award-winning Christmas web site. Send a letter to Santa Claus or a Christmas card to a friend.
  • PBS Kids
    Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music. PBS KIDS Games and Shows are research based and vetted by educators.
  • Playground Games
    Playground fun is a website for 7–9 year olds that promotes playing traditional playground games.
  • Show Me
    Show Me for kids features free games, activities, puzzles, things to do, competitions, places to go, web-links and news from UK museums and galleries.
  • Sudoku
    Take a Coffee Break and enjoy the Mail Online's puzzles, crosswords and brain teasers

Science

  • Science Museum: Energy
    Energy is an interactive gallery where children age 7-14, their teachers and families, can explore how energy powers every aspect of their lives.
  • BBC Science and Nature
    The best of BBC Science and Nature, from TV and radio, to the web and beyond. Take a tour from the smallest atoms, to the largest whales and the most ferocious dinosaurs. Travel from the bottom of the ocean to the furthest stars.
  • Electricity
    Many interactive electricity games and activities - Woodands Science Zone, bringing learning alive for Kids
  • Flick's Adventures
    Join Flick on his English, Maths and Science interactive adventures for 7-9 year olds.
  • The Great Plant Escape
    The Great Plant Escape is an elemertary plant science program for 4th and 5th grade students. Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how food grows.
  • BBC Science Clips
    A highly interactive, curriculum-led science site for children aged 5-11 and their teachers.
  • Science News for Kids
    Brilliant science magazine site for kids. Publication of the Society for Science & the Public
  • Sound Waves
    More technical website about the physics of sound
  • Try Science
    TryScience is a science education resource for children, parents and educators. We feature information for kids on science museums, science fair project ideas, dinosaurs, and other science discoveries.
  • The Water Cycle - Kidzone
    Fun facts for kids about the Water Cycle. Includes photos, activity suggestions and some printable worksheets.
  • Strange Matter - What is Materials Science?
    Play and learn online with the Strange Matter of Materials Science.
  • How Stuff Works
    HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.
  • 4Kids
    4Kids.org The Latest TechKNOWLEDGEy on the Web!

Geography

  • BBC Country Profiles
    Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
  • National Geographic Kids
    Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.
  • Time and Date
    Current Time Worldwide (World Clock) and Calendars for countries worldwide.
  • GEO Resources for KS3
    Geography website with links, virtual fieldwork, case studies and a weekly quiz
  • Internet Geography
    Internet Geography.....for all your geography needs. Lot's of revision resources, case studies, games and more!
  • The Mountain Environment - Project Britain
    Facts and information on Mountains for kids, including the five different types of mountains that exist.
  • Chilren's Tropical Forests
    All about the world's rainforests and inhabitants!
  • One Geology
    OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world. This ground-breaking project was launched in 2007 and contributed to the 'International Year of Planet Earth', becoming one of their flagship projects.

History

  • Walk Through Time - BBC History
    BBC Education Walk Through Time - Colourful games, print offs, animations and activities to help 7 to 9 year olds with history - an invaluable resource for the Classroom and fun to use at home.
  • BBC History for Kids
    Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and activities
  • BBC Historic Figures
    Selected biographies of historic figures featured on bbc.co.uk/history.
  • History on the Net
    General history site with a range of topics and activities
  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family
    Background information about HM The Queen.
  • Spartacus Educational
    The Spartacus Educational website provides a series of free history encyclopaedias. Entries usually include a narrative, illustrations and primary sources.
  • Toys and Games - BBC Victorian Britain
    During the 19th century, factory-made toys, including tin toys and clockwork toys, went on sale. Rich children had more toys to choose from: train sets, toy soldiers, rocking horses, dolls and doll's houses, tea-sets and toy shops with toy fruit, vegetables, meat, hats and medicines.

Homework & Revision

  • BBC Bitesize
    Comprehensive listings of great revision resources for revising for your GCSEs, Standard Grades, AS levels, SATs and KS3.
  • BBC Schools Games
    A gateway to the wide range of games available from BBC Schools.
  • Fact Monster
    Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents.
  • Quia - Shared Activites
    Quia Web allows users to create online educational activities and share them with other users.
  • Primary Homework Help
    This is the website for Woodlands Junior homework help. Hundreds of pages of easy to read information and facts on many homework topics including Tudors, Victorians, Romans, mountains and rivers.
  • The Virtual Body - MedTropolis
    The Home of the Virtual Body

Human Body & Health

  • BBC Science - Human Body
    Find out about your brain, organs, nervous system, muscles and skeleton and get to know yourself better with our psychological tests.
  • BodyWorks Games
    bodyworks, games, art and spleen, curve control, slap shot, muscle hustle,nutrient roundup, virus lander
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Great Ormond Street Hospital is a global centre of excellence in child healthcare. For information about visiting, conditions we treat and more, use our website.
  • Kids Health
    KidsHealth has doctor-approved articles, animations, games, and resources to help kids learn more about their bodies and stay healthy.

Languages

  • The Children's University of Manchester Languages
    English, French, Greek, Urdu, Russian, Japanese… the world is a colourful palette of language.
  • BBCi Languages
    Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests
  • Minimus - Latin for Kids
    Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children. It's based on a real family who lived at Vindolanda in 100AD.
  • BBC Schools Primary Spanish
    Primary Spanish for 8-11 year olds features interactive games, ideas and resources for teaching Spanish at KS2.

Magazines

  • A Girl's World
    A Girl's World is an award winning magazine written and edited by girls and teens from around the world.
  • Elle
    Watch runway shows from the hottest fashion designers, scope the best dressed celebrities on the red carpet street style, discover the latest and greatest beauty products to maintain a healthy glow, and get a sneak peek at our celebrity cover shoots before they hit newsstands.
  • Kerrang!
    The world's biggest selling weekly rock magazine... on-line!
  • NME
    NME.COM brings you the latest music news and reviews, music videos and gossip, as well as providing the hottest concert tickets and band memorabilia
  • Rugby World
    Visit Rugby World for the latest coverage of 6 nations, Lions Tour 2013, Heineken Cup & Rugby World Cup plus competitions, rugby club results & fixtures Rugby World is the voice of global rugby and the biggest-selling rugby magazine anywhere.

Maths

  • Count On
    Maths games and activites for schoolchildren, resources for teachers and general maths investigations
  • Easy Calculation
    Your Math (mathematics) is made easy here. Calculate things online with just mouse moves. This free online math web site will help you learn mathematics in a easier way.
  • IXL Maths
    IXL is the Web's most comprehensive maths practice site. Popular among educators and families, IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2,000 topics.
  • KenKen Puzzles - NY Times
    KENKEN allows you to test your puzzle acumen by improving your math skills. Free exclusively on NYTimes.com, updated with 6 new puzzles daily.
  • Mathematical Interactivities
    Puzzles, Games and other Online Educational Resources
  • Math
    Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond. Students, teachers, parents, and everyone can find solutions to their math problems instantly.
  • Maths Dictionary for Kids
    A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.
  • Math is Fun
    Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For K-12 kids, teachers and parents.
  • Multiplication Games
    A range of games to help with multiplication
  • Murderous Maths
    Murderous Maths: details of the books and characters, tricks, hints, activities, strange calculators and games to play on your computer!
  • Woodland Maths Zone
    Free interactive Maths games and puzzles. A fun way to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry. Learning without knowing it!

Music

  • Christmas Carols
    Sing along to classic CHRISTMAS CAROLS with our music, lyrics and videos. The lyrics and origins of the most popular CHRISTMAS CAROLS together with additional sections dedicated to Christmas songs as well as Carols, a quiz and the traditional Christmas poem
  • Musgle Search Engine
    Search freely and directly downladable music e.g. mp3, wma, wav, etc.. Give it a try!
  • Music Tehory
    Lessons on music theory
  • PB Kids - Jazz
    An interactive exploration of the jazz genre off music

Poetry

  • Children's Poetry Archive
    The Children's Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work
  • Children's Poetry Bookshelf
    We proudly present poems from some of the young visitors to our website.
  • Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
    Welcome to the home of funny poetry by the Fizzy Funny Fuzzy poet, Gareth Lancaster. Find out if elephants are real, what lurks within your school bag and why some pirates shouldn't set sail!
  • Football Poets
    Football Poets - the world's leading collection of football poems. A poetic celebration of the beautiful game. Poetry and Prose for every football fan.
  • Giggle Poetry
    Children's poetry by Meadowbrook Press. Lots of funny poems, poetry contests and more! Ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways.
  • Poets Corner
    Poets' Corner - A large and comprehensive collection of Poetry indexed by author, title and subject. This collection includes approximately 7000 works by 800 authors, and spans hundreds of years and a wide range of genres. Online and commercial free since 1994; Updated frequently

Space

  • A Virtual Journey into Space
    An interactive tour of the solar sytem and detailed pages on other areas related to space.
  • Amazing Space
    Amazing Space uses the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe.
  • Apollo Moon Landings
    The Apollo Misions - Nasa in Space - Experience the moon just as the astronauts did
  • European Space Agency - Kids
    Space for Kids! ESA Kids features space news, information, games, animations and downloads for kids aged between 6 and 12. Kids will find colouring books, puzzles, quizzes, art galleries and downloads, as well as the latest space news.
  • Explore Mars
    A realistic walk-though of a 3-D model of a Mars base for the first humans to land on Mars. Over 100 images representing a Mars habitat, a greenhouse, a Mars car and robot rovers.
  • Milestones of Flight
    The National Air and Space Museum "Milestones of Flight" gallery exhibits some of the major "firsts" in aviation and space history.
  • NASA Human Space Flight
    A wealth of information from NASA about humans in space
  • NASA Kids Club
    NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space.
  • NASA - Students
    NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.
  • NASA Earth Observatory
    An eagle-eye on planet Earth
  • UK National Space Centre
    The National Space Centre is an all-weather attraction for all the family, situated in the heart of the Midlands, located just two miles from Leicester city centre.
  • Sputnik
    History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite