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Learning resources for children

17 April 2020

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With the government encouraging everyone to stay at home, to stay safe and save lives because of COVID-19, it has resulted in children being home from school. This has meant it has fallen upon parents and guardians to take on the role of the teacher.

Your child would have been provided with different activities from their school for them to complete at home but if you are looking for additional resources to keep them busy, here is a list of helpful learning resources:

Twinkl: Free month membership or free access to a range of resources for Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3/4 and SEND that covers all subjects and provides support for home learning.

EdShed: Free 30 days trial and an extension on this for as long as schools are closed, with access to Spelling Shed, Maths Shed, Literacy Shed and Literacy Shed Plus.

BBC Bitesize: Free resources including games, quizzes, videos and daily lessons covering all subjects for ages 3-16 plus.

DuoLingo: Free website and app that allows you to learn a new language, from the very basics up to advanced levels, including languages that are taught in schools such as Welsh, French, Spanish and Italian.

Seneca: Provides a free platform for KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-Level, with resources covering all subjects.

Oxford Owl: Free resources aimed at primary school children, aged 3-11 that covers Reading, English, Maths and has interactive games. They also have free eBooks available for children in their library.

National Geographic Kids: Free resources that you can download along with online resources games, and competitions that covers a variety of subjects for those in primary school.

TTS: Offers free home learning activity booklets for Early years, KS1 and KS2 children.

Beanstalk: Free interactive learning classes for those aged 1-6 covering a range of topics.

Activity Village: Offering free activity packs for all ages to download and print to keep you and the children occupied.

There are also a range of celebrities offering their time to educate children covering a variety of topics and often daily, the schedules are below:

PE with Joe Wicks: Daily 30-minute workouts with Joe for all ages that start at 9am.

Wildlife with Steve Backshall: Facebook live Q&A home school lessons every Wednesday at 9:30am.

Music with Myleene Klass: Variety of music lessons available to watch that are updated regularly.

Science with Maddie Moate: Lessons with a featured topic for each week, available daily at 11am.

Dance with Oti Mabuse: Facebook live dance lessons and education based on a different country, daily at 11:30am.

Maths with Carol Vorderman: Online maths lessons for 4-11 year olds available to access for free.

History with Dan Snow: History Hits videos covering a variety of historic moments, with guests that are available if you sign up to a free 30 day trial.

English with David Walliams: 20 minute stories from the World’s Worst Children series, daily at 11am.

Cooking with Jamie Oliver: 20 minute videos full of different recipes, tips and hacks for cooking, available to watch and updated regularly.

If you need support with your finances or rent during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can find more information on how Trivallis can support you by visiting our dedicated support page, here.