Free online education resources for kids to do in Lockdown
If you want some great ideas for educating your kids during lockdown then there are no end of fantastic resources out there – luckily, as well as the more traditional resources, living in this digital age, education at home can be fully informative, interactive and interesting on line too!
FOR ALL AGES
BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 – 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).
Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
TTS Learning Packs – A curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared
Oak National Academy – created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England and backed by government grant funding. It provides 180 video lessons each week across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.
PhonicsPlay – They have made this site free to use during the current situation
TopMarks Interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help for children 5+
Khan Academy – 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.
Seneca – For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.
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.
Informed Financial Planning– We are delighted to share with you 12 Financial Education Videos which are designed in an animated and easy to understand way. These videos are aimed at kids aged between 9 and 16 years old and don’t worry, we know kids don’t always listen so we’ve provided a question/answer sheet to test their knowledge. This programme is completely free and requires no subscription so why not get involved and teach your kids about money in the real world? Psst… don’t tell anyone, but even adults have learnt a few things too! Watch here.