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Home Education Resources
Parents and Carers suddenly find themselves as home educators with schools being closed indefinitely by Coronavirus.
Being stuck at home is not great on the best of days especially if your children are a range of ages and abilities.
This is where the Internet has come into it's own with tons of resources on You Tube and other platforms.
Celebrities and organisations around the world have responded to the crisis by providing activities to keep your children learning at home.
This list is not exhaustive with new activities and live events popping up all the time.
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.
General Home Education Resources
Bitesize Daily will run from April 2020 to bring a special daily lesson in English, maths and other core subjects to children and young people across the UK, who are learning at home during school closures.
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.
Free resources with a daily schedule for students aged 2 -18 years to help maintain learning during the school closures.
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 launched an online zone for parents looking for ideas and activities whilst their children are home due to school closures.
Stories, poems and activities to support the teaching of English for primary and secondary children.
Hundreds of stories free to download for as long as the schools are closed
Storytime with David Waillams, the children's author is running Elevenses with The World of David Walliams every day at 11am.
Maths and Computing
The Maths Factor
Maths with Carol Voderman. Free access to her website during the UK schools closure period
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
Aimed at young people aged 5 to 19 years. There are different awards for different age groups. Fees start from £1
Free science lessons with video clips and questions.
It is providing a starter list of science lessons to do at home during the school closures.
Nature Detectives – The Woodland Trust
The main website is offline at the moment. They have put together 10 activities that can be undertaken in the garden.
Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook
Science and Nature with Maddie Moate on You Tube.
Climate change resource guide for teachers and home educators.
Arts Wave is providing 10 weeks of daily doses of guided meditation set to music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Opera.
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. Free for 30 days the £5.99
Big History Project
Big History is a multi-disciplinary approach to the history of the universe.
National Geographic Kids
Facts about the Coronavirus! 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.
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.
Wide range of languages including Ancient Greek!
PE and Dance
PE with Joe (Wicks)
Daily classes streamed at 9am every day.
Shake it! Oti Mabuse
Latin and ballroom dancing on Facebook at 11.30am every day.
Online Dance with Darcey Bussell on Facebook at 1.30pm every day.