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Home Learning

Oak National Academy

Another online teaching tool for Reception to year 10. This is backed by the current education secretary. The lessons are suitable for children who usually access their schools’ curriculum in mainstream education without significant support or adaptation. The lesson covered are English, Maths and some foundation subjects like Geography. It can be used alongside of the BBC Bitesize.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has launched their online lessons for Primary, Secondary and Post 16. Looks great. It has videos and activities – easy to use at home. Have a look.

Hackney Learning Trust – Home Learning

These resources help parents with home learning activities, such as timetabling, choosing appropriate topics and finding useful online resources.

Exercising with Joe Wicks

It is also vitally important that children keep active and exercising which can be hard to do indoors. ‘’The body coach’’, Joe Wicks will be doing live 30 minute PE sessions for children of all ages every morning at 9am Monday – Friday on his YouTube channel. No equipment is needed.

BBC Teach Live

Live lessons for primary schools but parents / carers can use too.

Creative Bug

Online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Beast Academy

A complete math curriculum for ages three to thirteen

Outschool

Live interactive online classes for ages three to eighteen

Curiosity Stream

A hub of documentaries to feed your curiosity

BrainPop

A playful and reflective trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, all stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

YouTube Channels:

  • Science Channel
    Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics and more with science videos & news from Science Channel.
  • National Geographic Kids
    Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids.
  • Free School
    FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.
  • Geography Focus
    This channel includes profiles of countries and regions, descriptions of important landmarks and geographical features (both natural and man-made), and discussion of international issues. Get to know planet Earth and how mankind interacts with it.
  • Science Max
    A series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.

 

Twinkl

This will require you to mostly printout work and are usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Renaissance MyOn

You can access to thousands of enhanced digital books

Accelerated Reader

You can continue to read and take quizzes from home.

Urbrainy

Year group packs for numeracy and literacy can be accessed for free from here.

Urbrainy – MTC

You can also practise your multiplication table from this website.

BBC Bitesize

BBC brings you daily content that supports kids as schools close across the UK. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Blockly

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

Creative computer programming – fun and free and used at Holmleigh so pupils should be familiar with this.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

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.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

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.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes

Khan Academy

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

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

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

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.

Idea

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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