The Five Best FREE Homeschooling Resources

by | Mar 23, 2020

With schools now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, learning from home is now a reality for many parents, carers and children up and down the country. For most, this is a brand new experience and a complete life adjustment.

Many parents and carers will now be looking for resources to support home learning. OpenView Education has put together the top five FREE home learning resources available right now:

 

1. Khan Academy

Looking for schedules and routines during this time? Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation that focuses on providing free education for all. Khan Academy have created daily schedules for students aged 4 – 18. They also have Quick Start Guides for Parents/Carers looking for advice on structuring home based learning.

 

2. Twinkl

Twinkl host a whole range of learning resources, including Anti-Bullying and Internet Safety resources, essential for harmonious living in this time. During the Coronavirus outbreak, they have created School Closure Packs for all ages, and made these completely free of charge.

You can access their guides for Parents, School Closure Packs, and Interactive Resources for EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4 here.

 
 
 

3. BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have a huge library of learning activities, resources and interactive games. These are broken down into appropriate age groups and key stages. Access all their free resources now.

 
 
 

4. Scholastic UK

A publisher of children’s books and resources, Scholastic UK have put together completely free of charge Home Learning Packs for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2.

 
 
 

5. Joe Wicks

Let’s not forget about P.E, even if it is indoors! Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, has committed to being the nation’s new P.E Teacher. Every Monday – Friday from 9am, Joe will lead a 30 minute exercise class live on his YouTube Channel, designed for little children, all the way through to Secondary School students. Get the day off to the best possible start and join in as a family, boost your mood and wellbeing. Watch Joe here.

During these uncertain times, it has been heart-warming to see communities pulling together to take care of each other. The above resources are designed to instil a sense of routine during these challenging, unprecedented times.

 
 
 
 

Have you used these resources? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.

OpenView Education specialises in providing theatre-based Internet Safety, Anti-Bullying Training and Mental Health Workshops or children, young people and students. If you are concerned about online safety or your child’s wellbeing during this time, get in touch and we will do our very best to help.

Stay Safe and Keep Well.

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