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March 29, 2020


Resources for Home Educating


Here are some resources which are free (unless specified) during the lockdown. Though some are free at all times.


It’s not exhaustive by any means, and doesn’t include obvious ones like BBC Bitesize, but it’s a few faves from the Home Ed community...not full, meaty curriculums, but just some fun ways to learn during this season.



Prodigy app

Khan Academy website

ConquerMaths on line (not free, but gives a 45% home ed discount) covers every key stage.

Culinary Maths and science. Using the kitchen to understand science and maths.


English and History

Khan Academy website

(Does most subjects, but these two are favoured)



Maps of The World app

World Geography Games app

Wow in The World app



Harriet Muller art channel YouTube

Art Hub for Kids YouTube



Eat Your Spanish YouTube



Mystery Science

Mystery Doug 



Every Thursday 7 p.m. the National Theatre are streaming a play.

April 2nd shows One Man Two Guvnors starring James Cordon

with behind the scenes interviews

(Also, see streams from the Royal Opera House and

Folger Shakespeare Library - several audio plays available, read by actors. 

Podcast: Classical kids. Storytime




BBC podcasts of interviews; Richard Branson, Elon Musk…

And finally… not free, but relevant:

Big Life Journal. A growth mindset journal



9-5 Ideas


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://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

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

Here are some more alternative resources:

Twinkl – this is a website jam packed full of teaching resources who are currently offering FREE access if you go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. They have a dedicated parents hub with many educational activities to do at home: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Classroom Secrets Kids -https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk  

Again, this website has a vast amount of resources.

Teachers Pet – https://tpet.co.uk 

Parents can create a free account on this website and download/print home and remote learning packs according to key stage. There is an EYFS pack, KS1 pack (Year 1 and Year 2), LKS2 pack (Year 3 and 4) and UKS2 pack (Year 5 and 6).

Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home There are lots of books that your child can access and read online here but there are also other games and subjects.”



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