Other Useful Websites
Online learning platform to boost workplace skills launched
The Government has launched a number of free courses, which we thought might be of interest to you or your family. They are available through the new online platform, the Skills Toolkit. This platform signposts to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their economics prospects and confidence whilst at home.
Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and the use of email and social media at work to more advanced training. All courses are available online and are flexible so that people can work through them at their own pace. The skills toolkit can be accessed here: https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/
Scholastic - 50 places to find free resources
Scholastic - Resource bank
Education Partnership - Resource bank for schools
Amazing Educational resources A list of educational companies offering free subscriptions during school closures
Seomra Ranga - Hundreds of free downloadable resources available
Padlet.org - Hundreds of links to information/resources for schools and families planning for home learning
Free educational resources for remote learning - Education tech companies offering free support/access during this period
Kings School Rochester - Remote learning guide including various links to resources
Head Teacher Chat - Free resources for schools
E-Parenting - Free resources for GCSE, A-Level, STATs, 11+
Kids Activities - A list of American companies offering free subscription at this time
BBC One - The One Show - As You Write It - Your Play on Stage https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1SCKS8VmFFGvyggKbqGGyds/as-you-write-it-your-play-on-stage
Below is a list of Free Online Learning Resources put together by the Home Education Community
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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
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.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
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.
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.