Free homework help for kids

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Free homework help for kids

If your child needs some homework help – or you just want to do your bit to help improve their Maths or English skills – there are plenty of free online materials that you can download and work through with your children.

There are some great free educational resources out there for parents who want to help give their child a boost in the classroom.

Free homework help from your school

Your first port of call should be to see what extra help your child’s school offers. Many offer after-school courses, breakfast clubs and summer schools for free. See our article on extended schools for more information.

Free homework help online

BBC Bitesize

homework help for kidsBBC Bitesize offers some brilliant educational games, activities and revision resources from Key Stage 1 to GCSE level across English, Maths and Science subjects.

Some of the games are quite slick, and are an ideal way to help make learning outside of school fun for your kids rather than a chore.

Suitable for: Children in primary to secondary education.

Covers: English, Maths and Science.

BBC Learning Parents

The BBC Learning Parents page is a good resource for games, activities and worksheets which you can filter both by subject and age group. There are also some links to useful articles on how parents can support their child’s education in general.

Suitable for: Children in primary to secondary education.

Covers: English, Maths, Science and more.

Primary Homework Help for Kids

Primary Homework Help for Kids is an excellent resource that provides free homework help and learning activities for English, Maths, Science, History and Art.

It was originally created for Chiddingstone Primary School in Kent, but parents and children across the country can benefit from their well thought out educational materials. The site is sensibly laid out, making it easy to find exactly what you need – and there’s plenty here to keep kids occupied.

Suitable for: Children in primary education.

Covers: English, Maths, Science and more.

Topmarks

Topmarks is a neat site that helps parents support their child’s education through fun learning activities, number and word games, and general tips on how to increase kids’ reading confidence and numeracy skills.

Suitable for: Children in primary education.

Covers: English, Maths, Science and more.

Tutpup

maths worksheets homework helpTutpup provides simple, fun games that help build kids’ confidence in their Maths and English skills. Children can compete online with other kids from all over the world, with live scoreboards and tables making the exercises feel more like a computer game than a lesson!

It’s an effective way to get your child interested in Maths and English – and the online games that help hone everything from basic arithmetic and times tables to algebra and spelling.

Suitable for: Children aged 5-14.

Covers: Maths and English.

SEN Teacher

SEN Teacher is aimed at children with special educational needs – but its free resources are fantastic for all young learners. It offers free printable worksheets for Maths, English and other subjects. (Make sure you use the ‘Print Button’ on the website itself when printing out worksheets, as if you use your browser print command they won’t print properly).

Suitable for: Children in primary education and children with special educational needs.

Covers: English, Maths and more.

Worksheet Genius

Worksheet Genius lets you create your own worksheets with ease. Whether you want to help brush up your child’s Maths or English, there are plenty of Maths worksheets, English worksheets, and some fun educational games too. There are also ready-made sheets if you don’t have time to create your own.

Suitable for: Mainly younger learners, but you can create your own worksheets suitable for any level.

Covers: English and Maths.

Kiz Club

Kiz Club provides parents with printable games, English worksheets and activities for young pre-school and primary children.

Suitable for: Pre-school and primary children.

Covers: Basic English and comprehension.

Mathsphere

Mathsphere has plenty of free Maths worksheets and Maths games for children aged 5-11 years old. Make sure you use the ‘print’ button on the website rather than your browser’s print command for the sheets to print out properly.

Suitable for: Children aged 5-11.

Covers: Maths.

Teachit Primary

As its name suggests, Teachit Primary is aimed at teachers, rather than parents. However if you’re keen to really boost or help your child’s Maths or English skills by giving them exercises to do in your spare time, you’ll find hundreds of Maths worksheets, English exercises and lesson activities to download – all helpfully split into different categories.

You need to register to access the materials (which are free). However if you want to create and edit your own worksheets and access some extra site features, you do have to pay (£42.50 for a year’s subscription).

Suitable for: Children in primary education (specifically Key Stages 1-3).

Covers: English, Maths and some other subjects.

Learn English With Sue

Learn English With Sue is aimed at students learning English as a foreign language, but it has many excellent English worksheets and exercises that are just as effective as developing children’s reading, writing, speaking and grammar.

Suitable for: Children in primary and secondary education.

Covers: English.

Oxford Owl

english worksheets homework helpOxford Owl has plenty of ideas for fun English and Maths games you can play with your kids that will help their reading, language and numeracy skills.

Covers: English and Maths.

Suitable for: Children aged 3-11.

Britlit

Britlit was originally designed for students learning English as a second language, but it’s also a great resource if your kids are learning to read. In fact there are activity kits for a number of different age groups, with flashcards, activities based on famous stories and fairy tales, English worksheets, and lots more besides.

Covers: English.

Suitable for: Children in primary and secondary education (and beyond).

Skoool.co.uk

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Skoool has some impressive interactive Maths and Science lessons (as well as games and learning toolkits). The content is organised by Key Stage and is easy to navigate, making it a site well suited for independent learning (though of course parents can help their children with the online exercises if they wish).

Covers: Maths and Science.

Suitable for: Key Stages 1-4.

Cliffs Notes

Cliffs Notes is great for GCSE students and covers a wide variety of topics including English, Maths, Foreign Languages and Science. The site is American (so expect references to “Math”) but the content is good. It’s especially useful for English students as there are good summaries and study aids for many set texts and Shakespeare plays here.

Covers: English, Maths, Science and more.

Suitable for: GCSE students and above.

Have you come across any other sites that offer great free homework help? Let us know in the comments below!