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Homeschooling ideas and free resources for families in Waterlooville

Are you home schooling? Running out of idea’s on what you can get the children to do whilst you get a bit of work done? Did you know, Carol Vorderman has offered free use of her website at themathsfactor.com

This normally costs around £2 per week for participants, but it is now free to use for children between the ages of four and 11 “until schools open”.

Some other free fun activities to help you through the remaining days and weeks in isolation:

Are you joining in with Joe Wicks PE Classes each morning to get the blood pumping are reading for the day ahead? It’s a firm favourite in our house right now.


Science with Maddie Moate


Aimed to cover a variety of ages, gets you active or helps you create thing, such as making a poo!

Dance with Oit Nabuse


For those children with some extra energy that they need to release this will be a great little half an hour workout for them.

Music with Myleen Lass


This is for older children who are already keen on music.

Storytime with David Walliams


It’s hard to get children to read but these little snippets may give them the encouragement they need to pick up a book to read.



Both of these sites are offering free printable colouring pictures

Lots of companies are now offering free learning resources to aid with home schooling and boredom.

Here's a list of some websites, aimed to cater all age ranges with the aim of keep your children entertained, interested and motivated. Useful for adults too.


is offering its premium resources for free to help parents. This is an American site You can get grade-specific bundles of resources, independent study packets and guided lessons. Education.com also has games that teach children skills like sight words, counting, coding, spelling and rhyming.

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 T.V. licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming

Ted Ed


All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids


Activities, quizzes and fun facts for younger kids.

Mystery Science


Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This


Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course


YouTube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids


As above for a younger audience

iDEA Awards


Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

British Council


Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home


Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project


Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games


Geography gaming!

The Artful Parent


Good, free art activities

The Imagination Tree


Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater


Educational online games

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