Government Support for Online Learning
Below are 2 more resources launched by the Department of Education for online learning. Just click on the blue title or the logo to access the websites.
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
The sector-led Oak National Academy has recently launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
Launch of BBC Bitesize
The BBC has recently launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385
2pm Mon-Fri this week only; Animal Talks from Dartmoor Zoo https://www.facebook.com/252987758563/posts/10157595491153564/
For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators. Feel free to share.
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If you have any challenges with the Maths section, please support your child using a calculator or by looking at methods on this website.
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
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
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
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Good, free art activities
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
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.