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Home Education

Home Education

Tips/ resources to help me home educate my child

FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help home education as a result of school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

Top Tips for Teaching at Home

Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership has also published a poster on staying safe online during COVID-19 

Staying Safe Online

Nursery/Reception Age

Chatterpack

chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

A website which has very comprehensive list of resources for all ages

Hungry Little Minds

hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#0

A website for parents with ideas of how to stimulate your child from birth to 5 years

ABCYA

www.abcya.com

Online games for maths and English, mainly for EYFS and KS1

ICT games

www.ictgames.co.uk

Choose from maths and English games for child’s age group. See home learning games for Years 1,2 and 3+ for suggested games.

Primary School Age

Storyline reading book your child can read for free

https://www.storylineonline.net/

a reading book your child can read for free

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Blockly

https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos useful for both primary and secondary ages.

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Hello Giggles

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

Virtual tours of museums and art exhibitions from all around the world

Chester Zoo

https://www.chesterzoo.org

Online videos virtual tours of the zoo and animals

Vooks

Free online books

https://www.vooks.com/

World Book

Free online books

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR0GalMPWnrh190rkQjATqvalrn4XxDjiOkk05oq2BATgzMQ4zoSUPTRR1I

Scholastic

Free learning resource for children with 20 days of articles, stories, videos and fun learning challenges.

http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome

BBC Bitesize 

Keep your child’s learning going with BBC bite size activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Classroom Secrets

Maths and reading home learning packages

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk

Master The Curriculum

Free education resources

Primary Stars

Maths home learning packages for schools (KS1)

https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-1/

Mrs Mactivity

Activities and resources to support home learning, just type in your email and free activities will be sent to you

http://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2/

Smiling Mind 

Short audio sessions to help with mindfulness

https://app.smilingmind.com.au/

Cosmic yoga – youtube

Yoga videos designed for kids aged 3+

http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

BBC Supermovers

Interactive videos to support with KS1 and KS2 Maths, Literacy and PSHE and PE learning. Great for times tables as well as videos that are just for fun.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Go Noodle

Youtube ‘brainercise’ videos, dancing, strength and mindfulness as well as videos that are ‘just for fun’.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured

Premier League Stars

Videos and activities to support Maths, Literacy, PSHE and PE

http://www.plprimarystars.com

Newsround

Keeping children up to date with the world around them, creating opportunities to talk about the news with children

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Audible

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Audible are offering free instant access audio books- no need to sign up- just click the lin

Google Earth

Google Earth- 30 Sites

Explore 30 amazing World Heritage in great detail. It’s almost as if you were there!

The Scouts – The Great Indoors

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors?utm_source=twitter&amp%3Butm_medium=traffic&amp%3Butm_campaign=staticcopy3

Explore lots of indoor activities to keep you busy and having fun

Museums online

www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

Access 12 of the world’s major museums all online

Chatterpack

chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

A website which has very comprehensive list of resources for all ages

Tinkercad

www.tinkercad.com/

Free online app for 3D design, electronics and coding

Secondary School Age

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Blockly

https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free. Primarily for primary age however may be fun for some younger secondary school age children.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos, useful for both primary and secondary ages

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Hello Giggles

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

Virtual tours of museums and art exhibitions from all around the world

Chester Zoo

https://www.chesterzoo.org

Online videos virtual tours of the zoo and animals

Vooks

Free online books

https://www.vooks.com/

World Book

Free online books

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR0GalMPWnrh190rkQjATqvalrn4XxDjiOkk05oq2BATgzMQ4zoSUPTRR1I

Scholastic

Free learning resource for children with 20 days of articles, stories, videos and fun learning challenges.

http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome

BBC Bitesize 

Keep your child’s learning going with BBC bite size activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Classroom Secrets

Maths and reading home learning packages

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Master The Curriculum

Free education resources

Newsround

Keeping children up to date with the world around them, creating opportunities to talk about the news with children

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Audible

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Audible are offering free instant access audio books- no need to sign up- just click the lin

Google Earth

Google Earth- 30 Sites

Explore 30 amazing World Heritage in great detail. It’s almost as if you were there!

The Scouts – The Great Indoors

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors?utm_source=twitter&amp%3Butm_medium=traffic&amp%3Butm_campaign=staticcopy3

Explore lots of indoor activities to keep you busy and having fun

Museums online

www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

Access 12 of the world’s major museums all online

Chatterpack

chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

A website which has very comprehensive list of resources for all ages

Tinkercad

www.tinkercad.com/

Free online app for 3D design, electronics and coding

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