Home-schooling resources

Home-schooling resources

We’ve collated some of our favourite home-schooling resources for keeping the kids entertained but still learning!

Get moving with Joe Wicks and Super Movers

Joe Wicks is hosting a free 30 minute P.E. session on his Youtube channel live everyday at 9am this week. He also has his ‘5 Minute Move’ workouts for children too if you need some extra videos. He has workout videos for seniors too if you have any older relatives who enjoy being active!

You can find the videos here, on his Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1.

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Super Movers is a collaboration between the BBC and the Premier League to help get kids moving even in limited spaces, and is easy to implement in your own home.

Packed full of fun activities designed to get kids moving, Super Movers is curriculum-linked, so you can be sure that they’re learning as they stay active, even in the confines of your living room. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Maths

Carol Vordeman’s website, themathsfactor.com, has been made free to use for the duration of the school closures. The website features games, tests and certificates when your child completes a ‘level.’ Find out more at https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Spelling

Susie Dent’s spelling app, Sir Link a Lot, has also been made free to use for 12 weeks. It features modules and tests for those who wish to improve their spelling. You can download the app here https://www.sirlinkalot.org/

History

Horrible Histories helps teach children about history through funny sketches, songs and games. You can watch the episodes on BBC iPlayer, or play the games here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

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Animals

Ben Fogle will be answering all your wildlife-related questions on his Instagram at 4pm daily. https://www.instagram.com/benfogle/

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Other subjects

BBC Bitesize has a wealth of great resources for a variety of subjects. There are different sections for each age and there’s also an app to go with it.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Teach hosts over 30 recordings of interactive 30 to 40-minute programmes called Live Lessons, originally designed for use in the classroom, featuring leading experts and some of the BBC’s biggest brands and talent, including Doctor Who, Blue Planet Live and CBeebies.

The lessons come with accompanying printable resources covering a range of subjects and Key Stages. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons