Useful links for home learning
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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
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
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. (I have included code in attachements)
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ This link takes you to further resources offering free access.
All subject areas
Read On Nottingham the Nottingham Literacy Hub
Read On Nottingham works with families and young children to improve their life chances by giving them the early literacy skills they need. It also focuses on crucial stages of transition from primary to secondary school, keeping a love of reading going as children get older, which has huge benefits for their education. Working with KPMG and with major publishers, Read On Nottingham aims to get books distributed to young people via education, community and food bank settings that remain open.
A facebook page has also just been launched called Read On Nottingham and work is taking place to upload helpful content as quickly as possible.
The National Literacy Trust has launched a new website called Family Zone. It provides the best of the NLT resources in one place, split into sections for Early Years, Primary Age, Secondary and Young Teens and is ideal for parents/carers, children and young people who are at home and want to engage in a range of reading and learning opportunities.
It is easy to use, divided by age group and will continue to grow. The Family Zone is working on resources including:
- Simple and fun Small Talk videos to help parents chat, play and read with their young child
- Top tips for enjoying audiobooks as a family
- A guide to building a reading den at home
- A Reading Miles Global Challenge to encourage children to read around the world
- Activity sheets based on popular children’s books, including Where’s Wally?, as well as playful learning activities featuring much-loved CBeebies characters
- Exciting author videos, including live stories with author Steve Antony, draw-along sessions with illustrator Rob Biddulph and poetry workshops with Sarah Crossan
NLT’s aim is to offer content that is family friendly, high quality and features real people loving literacy.
Mindheart.co – the author Manuela Molina , has created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19. The book can be downloaded in many languages.
ChalleNGe – The Nottingham Cultural Education Partnership
ChallenGe are getting creative education resources available for children and Young People at home and attractive and exciting materials for the new term. They have turned their website across to activities that they can co-ordinate and signpost people to. Further activity will be commissioned to help young people productively create.
# StayInWorkOut. Sport England have launched a new campaign ‘Join the Movement’ to inspire people to get creative with moving and staying active during the COV-ID 19 pandemic. The campaign encourages organisations, communities and individuals to support, follow and use the #StayInWorkOut hashtag to add and share ideas to get active at home and close to home.
The campaign is being driven through social media with support by radio and TV to ensure it reaches a broad audience. Assets have been created that partners, organisations and individuals can use to help spread the work and create materials and activities.
The campaign will link through to a web page (https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout/ ). There is a range of home workout options – including existing free exercise content and advice from organisations such as the NHS, and workouts from popular fitness brands and influencers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT, many of whom are offering free content and extended trials to help people get easy access to home exercise.