Educational Resources & Newsletters

As a parent you probably never thought you would be teaching your children at home. Remote learning can feel a bit scary but it can be an opportunity to be creative and have fun with your children so that being at home isn’t boring for them and stressful for you.

It is important to have a routine every day.  Work out a schedule together, either in writing like a timetable or with pictures like a visual timetable, that way everyone knows what’s going to happen daily. 

Incorporate core learning times for literacy and numeracy (keep it short and sweet 20-30min blocks should work, we don’t want them to get bored!), add in break and lunchtimes, add the fun activities to do together and the times to work or play independently.  Don’t forget this is home and not school so the timing for learning is up to you!

Also if you have received work from school, use these resources and do them at the same time each day at a time when your child learns best.  If you run out of resources or learning materials, you could contact your school for more.

If you have access to the internet there are vast libraries of resources online and most of them are free to use. Here are some websites that you may find useful.

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VARIOUS SUBJECTS/ GENERAL LEARNING

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Issue 1 - Primary Behaviour Support & Provisions Newsletter – High Five

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This is a resource pack for families in relation to staying safe physically but also emotionally and mentally at this time using the Health and Social Care Take 5 framework. The newsletter is packed with lots of suggestions linked to the five steps of wellbeing – Give, Be Active, Connect, Keep Learning, Take Notice. We would love to hear your feedback, if you want to share pictures of activities completed from the newsletter or make suggestions please email us at: primarybsp.enquiries@eani.org.uk 

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EOTAS Support for Young People

EA’s Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) team provides educational provision and support to children and young people who cannot otherwise access appropriate provision, helping them overcome barriers to learning. Check out this EOTAS booklet which provides information and resources that are useful to all young people and families.

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Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

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Studyladder

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Mathematics, English, Science and more! A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12, mapped to the curriculum.

 

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TedED
https://ed.ted.com

High-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, paired with questions and resources.

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BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

A wide range of educational materials.

 

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CCEA
www.ccea.org.uk

Resources for all Key Stages including Post-16 and Special Educational Needs & Inclusion.

 

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Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
1000+ KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level courses based on exam board specifications.

 

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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.

 

 

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National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
A great platform for learning - online games, resources and competitions too.  It’s aimed at primary aged children, covering a range of subjects – History, Science, Geography, English, Maths, Art & Design and PSHE.

 

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Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

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The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos covering all topics, with a special focus on STEAM—sciencetechnologyengineeringart, and maths.

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Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects.

 

 

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Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Science for a younger audience.

 

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iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

 

 

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Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors.

 

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Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

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Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

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Nature Detectives
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational interactive games.

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Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
They are offering a month’s free membership and there’s also free Home Learning Packs for Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE and SEND to download for FREE.

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Read & Write
https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/

 

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Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age they offer activities for reading, English, Maths and interactive games.

 

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Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.

 

 

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Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

 

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RISE NI
Advice and resources to help you and your child understand and cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Children and Young People Strategic Partnership Newsletter

Newsletter providing advice, links and resources for families during Covid19

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MATHS/NUMERACY

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Maths Tutor
www.gcsemathstutor.com

Suitable for GCSE Maths.

 

 

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Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages, also covers other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

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Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

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Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming.

 

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Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.

 

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SCIENCE

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Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.

 

 

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Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

 

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ENGLISH/LITERACY

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British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

 

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Libraries NI
https://www.librariesni.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Visit the Libraries NI website any time and you will have access to their online services including eBooks, Audiobooks and eMagazines​​.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS

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Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

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The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

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Last updated: 30/06/2020