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Additional home learning resources

Below is a an extensive well researched list of Home learning websites, previously used for Home Education. Many are an extension of websites used in school settings. Perfect to print out and choose your favourites!


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Resources for home learning

If you need something else to keep them usefully occupied then this non-exhaustive list might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators:
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 (BBC Bitesize)
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 license 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

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kid Should See This – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
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.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

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.

Toy Theater


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.

Virtual tours
Virtual tours of some of the world’s best museums


Celebrity online resources

The former Countdown presenter has made her online maths school free for all children aged 4-11 until schools re-open.

Children's author and TV personality David Walliams will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days.

The Hollywood actors have launched a new Instagram account in aid of charity Save the Children. It features stories told by celebrities.

Dan Snow, also known as The History Guy, is offering free access to his history documentary channel History Hit for 30 days.

The professor of particle physics and TV personality has said he will be getting involved with "several great initiatives" over the coming weeks. On Saturday, he took part in a Q&A session for the Comic Shambles Network's Stay At Home Festival.


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