Learning resources and activities
This section starts exploring how to start moving towards a full curriculum offer and how to review what you are going to deliver in the immediate future and in the longer term. We will continue to add home learning ideas, many of these are transferrable for use in classrooms and will support this phase while some children are in school and some are at home. As we progress we will take more specific lens to how to get back to teaching a fuller curriculum whilst continuing to consider the long term implications of COVID-19 on children’s education.
General Education Links
BBC Learning - http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ - This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
Crash Course - https://thecrashcourse.com - You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids - https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids - As above for a younger audience
Education Otherwise - https://www.educationotherwise.org/index.php/links - This list has been compiled by Education Otherwise and contains useful resources and links recommended by home educating families.
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).
Gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#english - Contains a variety of online resources from English to P.E.
The Kids Should See This - https://thekidshouldseethis.com - Wide range of cool educational videos
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.
Oxford Owl for Home - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Lots of free resources for Primary age
Seneca - https://www.senecalearning.com - For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
The Sensory Project - http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources?utm_source= - This page includes a variety of Sensory inclusive educational sources.
Ted Ed - https://ed.ted.com - All sorts of engaging educational videos
Curriculum Based Links
Avid Pro Tools, Sibelius & Media Composer - https://www.avid.com/covid-19 - Any student enrolled in an Avid course who can no longer access school facilities can get a temporary license through their school for Pro Tools, Sibelius or Media Composer and access this from home. All requests must come from the school not individual students.
BandLab for Schools - https://learning.inclusivemusic.com/courses/bandlab-for-schools-free-covid-19-edition - A simple step-by step video course created with teachers and students in mind but works just as well for parents who want their children to access a safe online learning environment where they can explore and experiment with the latest music technology tools and make the music that they listen to and love. FREE to access at home or in school.
Big History Project - https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home - Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blockly - https://blockly.games - Learn computer programming skills - fun and free
Bring the Noise - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise - Bring the Noise is a BBC educational campaign to help primary school teachers and parents inspire children to become musicians and see the joys of music-making. FREE to access in school or at home.
British Council - https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find - Resources for English language learning
Crest Awards - https://www.crestawards.org - Science awards you can complete from home.
Duolingo - https://www.duolingo.com - Learn languages for free. Web or app
Focus on Sound from Music First - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/1Y1ED4/ - An engaging, interactive and authoritative online resource to enhance teaching and learning music, aimed specifically at KS3 and GCSE students and including resources for all the UK exam boards, including lessons on most of the set works. Devon secondary and special schools can sign up for 100% subsidised access in school or at home.
Geography Games - https://world-geography-games.com/world.html - Geography gaming!
iDEA Awards - https://idea.org.uk - Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Inspire-Works Online Learning Platform - https://www.inspire-works.co.uk/courses-workshops/home-school - Use anything that makes a sound to join in with these award winning online percussion lessons - a table, Tupperware, saucepans... Devon primary and special schools can sign up using voucher code 'DMEH20192020' for 100% subsidised access in school or at home.
Mystery Science - https://mysteryscience.com - Free science lessons
National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) - http://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/ - FREE RE resources
Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ - Creative computer programming
VIP Studio Sessions from Charanga - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/1Y1ED4/ - Inspire your KS3, GCSE and BTEC students VIP Studio Sessions – the award-winning music education platform from Charanga – provides everything young people need to create, produce and release their own music. Devon secondary and special schools can sign up for 100% subsidised access in school or at home.
Youcubed - https://www.youcubed.org/resource/youcubed-at-home/ - In these times of uncertainty, youcubed is here to help students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways.
Outdoor Learning Links
Learning Through Landscapes - https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/ - free outdoor ideas for parents and children
Learning Outside the Classroom - https://www.lotc.org.uk/resources/education-resources/ - They have collated a variety of free educational resources
The Artful Parent - https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ - Good, free art activities
Beat Goes On 'Body Beats' - https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer - Live 'Body Beats' body percussion sessions, delivered daily at 11am on YouTube by Ollie Tunmer, former STOMP cast member and qualified teacher. FREE to access in school or at home.
Blue Peter Badges - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges - If you have a stamp and a nearby post box
Cbeebies Radio - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio - Listening activities for the younger ones
Chrome Music Lab - https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/ - Chrome Music Lab makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. You can play with these experiments across devices – phones, tablets, laptops. FREE to access in school or at home
DK Find Out - https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ - Activities and quizzes
The Imagination Tree - https://theimaginationtree.com - Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest
Nosy Crow - https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/ - A free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children
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
Red Ted Art - https://www.redtedart.com - Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Save the Children - https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/what-we-do/coronavirus-information-advice/keeping-kids-entertained-during-lockdown - A link full of ideas to help children get creative and fire up their imagination while they’re at home.
Tinkercad - https://www.tinkercad.com - All kinds of making
Toy Theater - https://toytheater.com/ - Educational online games
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
Early Years Foundation Stage Useful Links
Useful Links and Resources for Deaf or Hearing Impaired Children
Resources for EAL Learners