This is primarily a resource for teachers, but it is accessible to families too. The Oak National Academy opens on Monday 20th April. It is run by teachers for teachers and offers lesson plans and activities in a range of subjects in all year groups:
This is the curriculum for week 1:
Resources on line:
Free online educational resources Twinkl, a global educational publisher, is providing free access to all its teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers.
Cypher, which teaches coding to children in schools and during holidays, has launched live online camps to keep children engaged and learning from home
Perlego has also opened up its library of 300,000 educational books free of charge to students until the end of the academic year.
Audible Stories is offering free audiobooks for kids during school closures.
BBC History for Kids provides information and lessons on lots of world events.
Quizlet provides learning tools and flashcards to make subjects more fun.
Seneca provides revision guides for a range of subjects from KS2 right up to A Level.
White Rose provides free resources for teaching maths at all levels.
Youtube videos Emmatheteachie – GCSE science Mr Bruff – English Physics Online – GCSE and A Level Physics Stacey Reay – English Primrose Kitten – Science and Maths Freesciencelessons
Live Science has compiled a list of our favorite lessons, games, science experiments, live demonstrations and virtual tours, and we'll be adding more as they become available.
Time to Teach
Produced by a teacher and made free at this time-this is more formal than we would suggest!
I have built a whole set of FREE online lessons for year 1 to Year 6 (currently 4 whole weeks of lessons per year group). They currently cover Maths and English at http://www.timetoteach.co.uk . It's completely free for anyone to use. You don't need to sign up, give personal details or anything else. You just enter and browse.
I do plan to extend the coverage over time (daily sport/mindfulness and simple art activities) and add Reception lessons.
The lessons come in the form of a daily set of worksheets that can easily be done by students and their parents. Everything they need to learn has be been covered by the videos on every page. The pages are all age appropriate.
The lessons are based on the UK Education Charity Hamilton Trust home-school lesson plan packs (linked to with their very generous permission) so you can be confident of the quality of the daily materials. They naturally tie in very closely to the uk curriculum.
The new lessons will be added on a weekly basis until the end of the virus crisis in the uk.
BBC Bite Size:
Daily lessons start here on Monday 20th April.
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.
The Bitesize website you use now will expand to offer additional help for students and their parents. New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available. Mums and dads can get advice on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling and the Bitesize website will also have guides for pupils with SEN (special educational needs).
Emile & Manchester Metropolitan University
From the Department of Education:
Complimentary Mildfulness classes for Northamptonshire Primary schools
My name is Sheena, I am a Rapid Transformation Practitioner, and a Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner. After the success of my previous complimentary mindfulness class (nearly 3000 views at present) I have created another for Primary schools in Northamptonshire
Original Mindfulness class:
Mindful walking class:
Mindful by a 6 year old
I am based in Northampton and as well as working with individuals, businesses and families I have also been teaching Mindfulness and Meditation to primary schools for the last 3 years.
Due to the current situation I have decided to create some Mindfulness and Meditation videos on YouTube so schools, families and children can still benefit from the practice. The Videos are very similar to what I teach in schools and suitable for all ages and levels, I even have my own daughters (6 and 8 years of age sharing a few tips)
Practising Mindfulness and Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, reduce overwhelm and worry, and instead increase confidence, create a positive mindset, and develop better clarity, concentration and motivation. All these things are more relevant now than ever.
I would be delighted to help and support you, and wanted to offer you the opportunity to experience my sessions and help support your children and families too. All videos are complimentary to view during this time.
If yourself or families would like to be updated as new Mindfulness videos are released then they are welcome to subscribe to the Youtube channel
Thank you for your support
Our school has two wonderful Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Miss Tebbutt and Mrs Tindall. They support children for a variety of reasons-they encourage and support children to overcome fears, worries and anxieties. they give children time and space to talk and think-to put things into perspective.
At this time, when children are worried and need support-here are some fabulous resources to support them-all printable, all free and ready to go:
Creative and relaxing fun
Color Our Collections offers free PDF downloads of coloring pages created from art in the collections of 117 institutions, including The New York Academy of Medicine Library, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, RISD Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Canadian Canoe Museum and The Royal Horticultural Society libraries.
Got a 3D printer? You can download digital 3D models from NASA and print miniature satellites, landing sites, asteroids, spacecraft, spacesuits and astronaut tools.
Artist and writer Mo Willems (author of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!") is hosting daily Lunch Doodles video sessions every weekday at 1 p.m. EDT. Each daily episode is accompanied by a downloadable activity page.
What could be more soothing than watching jellyfish drifting serenely through the water? In "MeditOcean," the Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a soothing 11-minute guided meditation video, featuring the undulating and graceful ballet of several aquarium jellyfish.
Children in grades 3 to 12 can learn to write their names in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, in this step-by-step guide from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada.
A good story sounds even better when it's read in microgravity. Story Time from Space sends children's books to the International Space Station (ISS), where the books are read on video by astronauts as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.
Take a virtual field trip! More than 2,500 museums around the world have made their collections accessible online through Google Arts and Culture; you can also use Google to access virtual tours of national parks in the U.S.
There are 10 live webcams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you can peek at sharks, sea otters, penguins and more. The San Diego Zoo has 11 animal webcams, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has four animal webcams, and there are six webcams at the Houston Zoo.
And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can visit the surface of Mars in a spectacular high-resolution, 360-degree photo tour, created from images captured by the Curiosity rover
Teen science fans will nerd out over Nova Labs at PBS, where they'll discover multimedia experiences that combine video, animation and games to delve into fascinating scientific topics, such as polar ecosystems, solar storms and renewable energy.
NASA isn't just sending missions into space; the agency has also launched Teachable Moments, connecting classrooms — and homes — with resources for investigating the latest discoveries about our universe. There are a range of activities and lessons that are suitable for grades K-12.
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is another source of free online content. Educators share daily Facebook Live videos that pair with hands-on activities (instructions are available as free downloads) using materials that can be found at home. Topics include rocketry 101, tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience, and living in space and on Mars.
"Space Racers," an animated series for preschoolers about spacefaring cadets at the Stardust Space Academy, also offers science-based lessons, games and space-related educational activities that families can explore together.
Ranger Rick, the children's magazine of the National Wildlife Federation, is making its website free to all visitors through the end of June. Free Ranger Rick Educator’s Guides and Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Reading Guides are also available to parents and educators.
Beginning physics students will find plenty to discover in the Physics Classroom, and there are teacher toolkits for supplementing the site's online lessons with videos, animations, simulations and exercises.
Want to have a family Q&A with a scientist? Sign up at Skype a Scientist and get matched with an expert, for a live Skype chat with your family about real scientific research.
Explore simple plant science with this list of Live Science experiments, or learn about non-Newtonian fluids by making colorful slime — regular or extra puffy — with glue and food coloring.
Head of the class
Scholastic launched a Learn at Home website with daily lessons that combine videos, stories and prompts for drawing and writing activities. Grade levels include pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 and up.
Khan Academy, a free online learning resource offering lessons, exercises and quizzes, has daily schedules for organizing at-home learning for students ages 4 to 18 years. On weekdays, Khan Academy is also offering daily livestreams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to help parents and educators best utilize the website's tools and resources.
Crash Course is a YouTube channel offering engaging educational videos suitable for high school students. The channel features a wide range of subjects, from anatomy to world history.
ABCmouse.com is offering a free 30-day trial of its comprehensive early learning academy for children aged 2-8 and includes educational games and activities designed by teachers.
In response to school closures, dozens of companies that produce educational materials have made their resources available as free subscriptions; you can find links on the Kids Activities website. Links to free K-12 educational resources such as audiobooks, e-books, videos, multimedia materials and more are also available on the Open Culture website.
Save the the Children
Save the Children have a range of activities on their site-this is great advice for keeping your children focused during lockdown.
The lovely people at Scholastic have made quite a few resources available for free on their website to keep children entertained throughout this time.
On the image on the left you can see that there are 4 sections and that all primary ages are catered for.