Homeschooling, Covid19, Primary School Age, Secondary School Age, Bromley Mum, Kent, London, Ashleigh Shea Photography, Home Learning, Social Distancing, Self Isolation

Homeschooling during Covid19

Homeschooling during Covid19 - rather feels you with dread a little doesn't it...
It's no secret that we all have tough and trying times ahead. Social distancing alone is very difficult pair that with the kids off school and it's down right scary!

Since the talk of the school closures I have been researching the best sites to give our kids, and ourselves!, a helping hand whilst we tackle this new way of life. I've not tried all of these sites just been collating them as I see them. You will find first a list for your primary school aged children followed by secondary.

I have tried to do them by year group where possible, if there's any mix ups I apologise in advance!

Primary Students

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

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

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.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

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

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

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedete.../
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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

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

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
You Tube videos on many subjects

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.

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.

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

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Freya has already used this one a few times, she likes making fact files.

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

Museum Virtual Tour
www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Pretend to travel the world and go on a virtual tour of 12 famous museums

Secondary

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.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
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 licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
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).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
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.

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Romeo and Juliet
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zykncwx
Direct link to BBC Bitesize for those doing Romeo and Juliet for English Lit

I didn't come across as many for secondary school but will update as and when Leah starts to get things sent through.
If you know any that aren't listed and you'd recommend please pop a comment so we can all help each other!

Stay home, stay well, social distancing isn't forever.

With love,
Ash.x

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