Useful Links – Home Education
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Useful Links for Home Education
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.
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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
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.
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.
External Link: https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
External Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming.
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.
External Link: https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
External Link: https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.
The Kids Should See This
External Link: https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos.
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.
External Link: https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
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.
External Link: https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
External Link: https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
External Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
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!
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.
External Link: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
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.
External Link: https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games.
DK Find Out
External Link: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes.
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.
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.