Try not to worry about trying to “home school” your children, use the resources provided by your childs’ school and for an extra bit of fun learning use the educational websites on offer but also play games, read books together, teach them how to cook, watch films and enjoy this extra time together. Don’t forget every child is in the same situation so please don’t worry that they are going to be in anyway disadvantaged and just enjoy your family time as your child’s mental health during this closure is also important.
See below for some great educational learning websites
CBeebies , apps, websites and learning tools! Click here
ABCMouse, for children aged 2- 8 years old, Click here
Reading Eggs, for 2 to 13 year old, Click here
PhonicsPlay have made their site free to use during this time, all you need to do is log on using the user name march20 and password home, Click here for further details
Twinkl ,the school resources website , is offering a month’s free premium access for free, Click onto their website here and use the PARENTSTWINKLEHELP
Grant Francis from Andover Radio has found these online learning website for us, compiled by home educators;
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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
What are you favourite online learning websites?
Let me know so that we can share the details with other local families. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org