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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.

Have fun!





General Home Education Resources


BBC Bitesize

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.


Khan Academy

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.







Literacy


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.


British Council

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


Audible

Hundreds of stories free to download for as long as the schools are closed


David Walliams 

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


Blockly

Educational games to teach computer programming. 


Scratch

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.







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

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.


Steve Backshall

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook 


Maddie Moate

Science and Nature with Maddie Moate on You Tube.  

 






Music


Arts Wave

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







Humanities


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.







Languages


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


Duolingo

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)

Daily classes streamed at 9am every day.

 

Shake it! Oti Mabuse

Latin and ballroom dancing on Facebook at 11.30am every day.


DDMIX

Online Dance with Darcey Bussell on Facebook at 1.30pm every day.







If you are looking for a daily structure here's a suggestion....



9.00am PE with Joe (Wicks) on You Tube
9.30am Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook
11.00am Storytime with David Walliams
11.00am Science and Nature with Maddie Moate
11.30am Oti Mabuse Latin and ballroom dancing on Facebook
1.30pm DDMIX Online dance with Dancy Bussell on Facebook
4.00pm Kids Cook with Theo Michaels (Mon, Wed and Fri). Provides a list of ingredients list in advance.
5.30pm  Keep Cooking and Carry On with Jamie Oliver - Channel 4








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