Lockdown 3.0 is here & lots of schools have sent out home-learning plans this time round, but if you’re looking for some other free educational resources this really helpful list was put together by the home ed community.
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BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
BBC Bitesize – has loads of content, such as videos, quizzes and practise activities, divided into subject and age category from 3 years to 16+
BBC TV – school learning will be shown on TV every weekday from Monday 11th January
primary-school programming, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 09:00 to 12:00 on CBBC
at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC Two
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.
Twinkl – This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Scholastic Learn at Home – Free Resources for School Closures. Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
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.
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.