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Home Education Resources

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Parents and Carers often find themselves as home educators possibly through their child's long term health conditions or the unsuitability of an allocated school.

This is where the Internet has come into it's own with tons of resources to support you on You Tube and other platforms.

Celebrities and organisations around the world responded to the  Covid crisis by providing activities to keep your children learning at home.  Some of these have continued to benefit parents of children with additional needs juggling the role of parent/carer/educator.

This list is not exhaustive.  Some of websites are traditional "home education" while others are more interactive.

Learning needs to be fun so relax you don't have to cover everything.  

Just enjoy the experience of exploring and learning without the pressure of exams or tests.

Have fun!

General Home Education Resources

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize supports lessons in English, maths and other core subjects to children and young people across the UK, who are learning at home.

BBC Bitesize can also be used to support revision.

Home Schooling Ideas

Packed full of ideas and activities.  Including how to schedule your day and teaching without a curriculum.


Ted Ed @ Home

Educational resources to help you continue your child’s learning from home.  Covers all subjects and age groups.  Free to sign up.


The Kids Should See This (TKSST)

An amazing collection of educational videos – including science, technology music and art.  New content added every week.

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects as well.

DK Find Out

Videos, quizzes and fun facts on range of subjects.  Great web site for children to explore on their own.


The National Literacy Trust

The trust has an online zone for parents looking for ideas and activities whilst their children.

British Council

Stories, poems and activities to support the teaching of English for primary and secondary children.

David Walliams 

Free activities based on books by David Waillams, the children's author.


Maths and Computing

The Maths Factor

Maths with Carol Voderman. Free access for 21 days then £4.99 a month.


Educational games to teach computer programming. 


Scratch is a programming language and online community to help children create their own interactive stories, games and animations.  It is aimed at children 8 to 16 years.


Udemy are offering free coding courses for kids and free web design courses.

Science and Nature

Crest Awards

Aimed at young people aged 5 to 19 years.  There are different awards for different age groups.  Fees start from £1


Mystery Science

Science lessons with video clips and questions. 

Free trial until June 30, 2024.

Nature Detectives – The Woodland Trust

 Activities that can be undertaken in the garden.

Steve Backshall

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook 

Maddie Moate

Science and Nature with Maddie Moate on You Tube.  

Eco Watch

Climate change resource guide for teachers and home educators.



PBS Learning Media

Interactive music activities and lesson plans.  Also a range of resources on other subjects too


History Hit TV

History videos and podcast with Dan Snow.  

£6.99 a month or £49.99 a year after 14-day free trial.

Big History Project

Big History is a multi-disciplinary approach to the history of the universe.


National Geographic Kids

Primary resources to support National Curriculum.   Activities and quizzes.

World Geography Games

Geography quizzes to improve geographical knowledge.  Require Flash Player.   App available for iPad, iPhone and Android mobiles.

Art and Craft

Mia's Craft ideas

Amazing resource for craft ideas for all ages and interests.  Free colouring pages.

Red Ted Art

Wide selection of art and craft activities for all ages with free printables.

The Artful Parent

Free art activities including a section on sensory play.

The Imagination Tree

Art and craft activities for early years and primary children. Including a stay at home survival guide.


PBS Learning

Video's and interactive lessons for students of all ages on main world languages.  Explores the grammar, communication and culture of each language


Offers a wide range of languages to learn for free.  Uses a fun interactive approach for beginners to the more advanced.

Open Culture

Wide range of languages including Ancient Greek!  

PE and Dance

PE with Joe (Wicks)

On You Tube.


Shake it! Oti Mabuse

On Facebook.


Online Dance with Darcey Bussell on Facebook.

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