Worrying about children missing out on education?

Here are a selection of FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus.
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Whole School Communication and Learning Environments

BBC Learning

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

Daily lessons are here! School shut? We’re bringing you fun stuff to do and learn every weekday.

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home.

Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Mathletics

https://login.mathletics.com

Mathletics is designed to support educators and captivate learners in class and at home.

Bugclub

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

A digital learning space for your pupils and a toolkit for you, so that you can search, plan, allocate and assess all in one place.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a resource many teachers are using to upload resources, create deadlines, mark work and start discussions with their classes online. In the event of school closures, many students will be able to continue with their learning.

Evidence Me 2Simple

2buildaprofile

It has never been easier or more fun to capture observations in the classroom. Their completely re-invented app is simpler and more powerful than ever before.

Early Years / Key Stage 1

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

Nature Detectives
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!

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

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

 

 

Primary Key Stage 2

Stem Kit

Online lessons including Hopscotch, Scratch and other hands on STEM activities.

www.stemkit.co.uk

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

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

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

 

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu
Creative computer programming

Code.org

code.org

Lots of fantastic coding and unplugged computing activities

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.

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 and coding.

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

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.

Pix Blocks

PixBlocks is an application that enables programming for people at any age group. It is a simple tool helping you to learn coding, regardless of the level of one’s advancement.

Code for Life

Code for Life is  designed for students new to coding. This is where you will build up your ability until you are ready to advance to Kurono, where you can test your skills in Python.

Discovery Learning

Discovery Learning has a number of free resources as well as a paid subscription area.

 

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.

Book Creator

Book Creator are offering everyone the ability to collaborate together on books in real-time. This is a premium feature that is usually only available with a paid subscription, but they’re offering 90 days free use of this tool, to help keep students and teachers connected.

Secondly, they have pulled together a list of ideas for using Book Creator for remote learning – ideas that you can put in place today to help keep kids engaged whilst unable to attend school.