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HOME SCHOOLING – NEW MATERIAL

In addition to the work set by your teachers on our school website (‘For Students’), additional learning material can now be accessed from:

  • Oak National Academy
  • BBC Bitesize: Daily Lessons

The Oak National Academy is a brand-new enterprise created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.

Oak Academy joins a broad range of support and resources available for schools and parents. This includes a list of high quality resources recently published by the Government, as well as the existing tools and resources schools use to provide remote education.

Follow the link for more online learning

http://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

BBC Bitesize: Daily Lessons – there is a new education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents.

The home schooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Check back every weekday for brand new lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

This is alongside new guidance published for parents on how best to support their child’s education and development.

 

FREE online education resources

FutureLearn

https://www.pearson.com/uk/learners/secondary-students-and-parents.html

 

Khan Academy
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

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

Openlearn
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
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twinkl
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.

 

FREE online education resources for parents.

Discovery espresso (All subjects)

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espresso

An excellent resource payed for by the school. Daily news videos updated, lots of other videos, games and reading on all subjects in the curriculum.

 

Timestable Rockstars (Maths)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Really good for learning times tables and quick mental recall. Students have their own logins and can be set work by teachers.

 

Khan Academy (American curriculum and grade system)
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 (all subjects)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
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.

Futurelearn (all subjects)
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).

Blockly (computing)
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch (computing)
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed (Educational Videos to watch)
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids (Geography, History, Science)
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo (Languages)
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science (science)
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This (Educational Videos to watch)
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids (Educational Videos to watch)
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards (science)
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards (computing science)
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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

Tinkercad (Art, Design and Technology, Computing)
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

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

Cbeebies Radio (English, listening)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

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

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

Oxford Owl for Home (Reading, Spelling, Maths)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

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

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

The Artful Parent (Art)
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

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

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

Toy Theater (American resource – all subjects)
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out (all subjects)
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl (all subjects)
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. Please enter code: UKTWINKLHELPS