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Educational Resources

BBC: Bitesize

"Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices. From April 20th Bitesize will be publishing daily lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling."

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

BBC: Teach

"Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Our website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject."

URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Department for Education: Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

"We have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages."

URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Duolingo ABC: Learn to Read

"Duolingo ABC is the fun, hands-on way for your child to learn to read! Created by the team behind Duolingo, the world’s #1 education app, Duolingo ABC helps kids have fun while they practice reading and writing!"

URL: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/duolingo-abc-learn-to-read/id1440502568

TED-Ed

"TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world."

URL: https://ed.ted.com/

Twinkl: School Closure Help

"Home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources! Perfect for inside and outside the classroom."

URL: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

YouTube: Learn@Home

"As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities. These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work."

URL: https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/

Books

Audible: Stories

"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids."

URL: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Art

#DrawWithRob

"When the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period began in Spring/Summer 2020, I realised that lots of people were going to find themselves at home with their children for several weeks/months looking for things to do. So I decided to post a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am BST that parents could watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures."

URL: http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Firstsite: Artist Activity Packs

"Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more. ‘Art is where the home is’ will give you ideas about how to get creative at home." Fill out the form to download.

URL: https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is/

National Portrait Gallery: Playful Portraits Activity Book

"The National Portrait Gallery in London is jam-packed full of drawings, painting and photos of rebels, believers and rreamers. People who pushed against the no sayers and got amazing things done. This activity book has been created for you to discover some of these brilliant people, and is stuffed full of fantastic things to do and draw."

URL: https://www.npg.org.uk/assets/files/pdf/learning/NPG_activity_book_playful_portraits.pdf

Royal Academy: The Young Artists Summer Show

"The Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for young people aged 5 - 19 years, taking place both online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts to recognise talented young artists."

URL: https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/

Tate Kids

"Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids. The best art website for kids."

URL: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Activities

Bloomsbury: Early Years

"We are making our online library of activity ideas to do with children aged 0-5, Bloomsbury Early Years, free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic." See website for details on how to sign up.

URL: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/bloomsbury-early-years/

CBEEBIES: Make and Colour

Activities and colouring pages.

URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes

Design Museum: Create and Make at Home

"Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home. Colour, cut and build to create your own design project."

URL: https://designmuseum.org/whats-on/families/create-and-make/create-and-make-at-home

Dorling Kindersley: Home Learning for Kids

"Perfect to use as additional teaching resources, these digital activity packs help take children beyond the book, engaging with their imagination and creativity as they colour, draw, play, and write!"

URL: https://www.dk.com/uk/information/home-learning-for-kids/

The Kids Should See This: Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

'The Kid Should See This is an unprecedented collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. And thanks to our members, it’s free for everyone.'

URL: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Museum of London: Learning at Home

'We love welcoming families to our museums, but you don't need to visit to enjoy the fun. Here are some great ways to play and learn at home!'

URL: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families/fun-home

Oxford Owl: Learning at Home

"Activities and fun ideas to keep your child learning while your school is closed."

URL: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/?region=uk

Phaidon: Children's Activity Packs

"Inspire creativity and keep little fingers busy with these free activity packs."

URL: https://uk.phaidon.com/promo/busy-little-fingers/

Puffin: Activity Pack

"Kids can invent new sweets with Willy Wonka, join the Deepdean Detective Society and dress up as Greg Heffley in our new printable activity pack!"

URL: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2020/mar/download-puffin-activity-pack.html

Reading Eggs: Free Home School Resources

"Are your little ones stuck at home? No problem! Here you'll find free downloadable resources designed by experienced educators that support home learning."

URL: https://readingeggs.co.uk/free-resources/

Science Museum: Learning Resources

'This site brings together resources from our Museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.'

URL: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?type=at-home

Stay at Home Science: Fun and engaging science projects for young kids

URL: https://stayathomescience.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read

"The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun."

URL: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

UNESCO & ISF: World Tales Short Story Competition

"With the aim to foster imagination, resourcefulness and ingenuity, UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation (ISF) launch the World Tales Short Story Competition in close collaboration with the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities of UNESCO (ICCAR). Young teenagers from all over the globe are invited to write about challenges of today and tomorrow in the format of a short story, and share their perspectives."

URL: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and-idries-shah-foundation-launch-world-tales-short-story-competition

Usborne Children's Books: Play and Learn at Home

"We're making lots of resources available to you in the Play and Learn at Home area of our website, to help you to keep your children entertained and engaged with topics they are already studying at school, with new ideas that will expand their minds."

URL: https://usborne.com/play-and-learn-at-home/

Walker Children's Books: Activities for Home and School

Downloadable activity sheets for age ranges from 6 months - 12 years+.

URL: http://www.walker.co.uk/grown-ups/activities-for-home-and-school.aspx

Wildwood Trust: Home Education Resources

'Whether you’re a seasoned home educator or you’re just starting out, we have developed a series of worksheets and activities which are based on the National Curriculum and appropriate for your child’s year level. Be sure to check this page often, as we will continue to update it on a regular basis.'

URL: https://kent.wildwoodtrust.org/education/home-education-resources/

Colouring Pages

Crayola: Free Colouring Pages

URL: https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

DC Comics: Printables

URL: https://www.dccomics.com/tags/printables

Dr Seuss: Printables and Activities

URL: https://www.readbrightly.com/dr-seuss-printables-activities/

Eric Carle: Printables and Activities

URL: https://www.readbrightly.com/eric-carle-printables-activities/

Hey Duggee: Make

URL: https://www.heyduggee.com/make/

Lego: Printables and Activities

URL: https://www.readbrightly.com/lego-printables-activities/

London Transport Museum: Posters

URL: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/assets/downloads/London_Transport_Museum_colouring_in_posters.pdf

Peanuts: Colouring Sheets

URL: https://www.peanuts.com/space-coloring-sheets/

Peppa Pig: Activity Sheets

URL: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2020/feb/peppa-pig-activity-pack.html

Richard Scarry: Games

URL: https://www.richardscarry.com/games

Sarah and Duck: Colouring Sheets

URL: https://www.sarahandduck.com/make/

Sesame Street: Fun at Home Printables

URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/printables

Studio Ghibli Colouring Pages

URL: http://getdrawings.com/studio-ghibli-coloring-pages

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