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BBC Educational Resources BBC Educational Resources

BBC iPlayer Lockdown Learning -  learn from home with daily lessons


BBC Teach - videos and interactive lessons on a wide range of subjects


BBC School Radio - learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years, KS1 and KS2..


BBC Bitesize - support for learning and revising for all age groups.


BBC History Extra - the official website for BBC History Magazine, BBC History Revealed and BBC World Histories Magazine.



Home Learning Home Learning



Department of Education -  a list of many online resources for home education, including English, maths, PE, science, wellbeing, SEND and more.


Off School - downloadable resources recommended by teachers with links to websites covering many topics and themes. Have a look at the film and activity zone to find videos created by teachers that demonstrate fun, quality activities that can be created at home.


P.E. with Joe - P.E. sessions and other workout activities with Joe Wicks.


PhonicsPlay schools who subscribe to a PhonicsPlay Whole School product can now share their login details with families so that the whole site can be accessed from home.


Teacher's Pet home learning resource packs, from Early Years to Key Stage 2


Twinkl home learning support for everyone


Words for Life - whether you're looking for your child to chat, play, read, listen, make or watch, get stuck in with these fun and easy activities for all children aged 0-12.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Science Museums Group -  activities, games and videos.

Scratch -  create stories, games and animation.

STEM  learning - science, technology, engineering and maths resources.




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Are you at home with your children? Would you like some extra support to help them with their learning?


See our Libraries Reopening page, which also has details of our Select and Collect service where you can reserve items online or ask staff to choose some for you.


There is also a huge amount online. Have a look at the great resources on this page!


We will continue to add resources here so please keep checking!

FREE Online Resources from West Sussex Libraries FREE Online Resources from West Sussex Libraries

To access any of our listed resources from home, follow the link and where instructed, enter your library card number.


The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.



Britannica Library logoThe world famous Britannica Library is a recommended source of general information and comes in three different levels. JuniorStudent and Adult. It contains lots of images and videos as well to help bring topics alive. It is available to library members from home.




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Oxford Reference includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.







West Sussex Past Pictures has thousands of historical images of West Sussex from our library service and local museums.

Writers and Books Writers and Books

Authorfy -  free author videos and writing resources.


Barrington Stoke - advice, information and free resources for parents and carers of children with dyslexia.


Books about lockdown - free to download. Click the link for further details on our Children's Activities page.


British Library - discovering children's books - explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations.


Children's Poetry Archive - listen to poetry being read aloud.


Poetry by heart - a wide selection of poetry on different topics, including some linking to recordings from the Poetry Archive.



Arts and Culture Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture - art and culture from around the world.


Internet Archive  - a non-profit library of millions of book, music and pictures.


National Theatre - Learning from Home. Opportunities for young people, schools and groups  to create and take part in theatre safely.


V&A Museum  - have a look at their collections online.


Accessible learning Accessible learning

Barrington Stoke - advice, information and free resources for parents and carers of children with dyslexia.


Compass card - lots of online resources for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.


Sensory Projects - inclusive resources for learning and playing.


Nature and Wildlife Nature and Wildlife

Chester Zoo - See their live virtual zoo tours or catch up later with the highlights!


National Trust - activities to do at home and with your family.


Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) - have fun and learn at home with these activities.


The Wildlife Trusts - plenty of ideas for helping wildlife at home.


Wild at Home - downloadable educational resources from Paignton Zoo to inspire and educate children at home.


Library booklists to support children Library booklists to support children
We have put together some booklists recommending books for specific interests or to support children with difficult decisions or new experiences. Topics include starting school, fears and anxieties, celebrating diversity and many more.
What's in my book bag? What's in my book bag?



“What’s in my Book Bag?" is our series of children’s book recommendations from staff in the Library Service. Keep an eye out on Social Media and here for the increasing number of recommendations!”






Watch our latest video to get some great recommendations for dinosaur books.



Catch up with previous What’s in my book bag? videos in our YouTube playlist.


All of these videos are subtitled. To see the subtitles click the small page underlined in red at the bottom of the screen which appears once you start playing the video. To see the subtitles on the additional songs on the playlist on YouTube click the cc icon at the bottom of the screen.


If you’d like to borrow any of our books, you can reserve them from home using the online catalogue on the West Sussex Libraries website. On our website you’ll also find a great selection of downloadable eBooks, along with our online children’s activities and learning resources.


Schools Library Service Schools Library Service

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West Sussex Schools Library Service provides resources to support primary schools with teaching and learning.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum West Sussex Parent Carer Forum


West Sussex Parent Carer Forum  - information and support for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including resources for home learning.

Family Information Service Family Information Service
West Sussex Family Information Service is currently showing childcare providers that are open to care for children of keyworkers.
Staying Safe Online Staying Safe Online

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