Download: Collated Information – Home Schooling [PDF]


Useful Links for Home Education

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Futurelearn
External Link: 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).

Seneca
External Link: https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
External Link: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
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.

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

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

Ted Ed
External Link: https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos.

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

Duolingo
External Link: https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
External Link: https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.

The Kids Should See This
External Link: https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos.

Crash Course
External Link: https://thecrashcourse.com
YouTube videos on many subjects.

Crash Course Kids
External Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
YouTube video on many subjects for a younger audience.

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

iDEA Awards
External Link: https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
External Link: https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

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

Prodigy Maths
External Link: https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

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

Nature Detectives
External Link: https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toy Theater
External Link: https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games.

DK Find Out
External Link: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes.

Twinkl
External Link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

ThinkUKnow
External Link: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Lots of useful Home Activity Packs for all stages of education. Includes support for Parents and students.

Physical Education (P.E)
External Link: Physical Education Drive
A complete guide to staying active and healthy whilst at home. Includes healthy eating, mindfulness and different physical activities for parents to do with children at home.

PE with Joe Wicks
External Link: Joe Wicks – Body Coach YouTube
Starting Monday 23rd March – Joe Wicks is doing a morning workout every Monday – Friday at 9am for parents and children to take part in.


Home Activities

Download: COVID19 Time Capsule [PDF]
Download: COVID19 Activity Book [PDF]
Download: Activities For Young Children during COVID19 [PDF]