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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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Science with Maddie Moate

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=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

https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

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

Storytime with David Walliams

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

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.

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/holidays/easter-coloring-pages/

https://www.justcolor.net/kids/

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.

Education.com

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities, quizzes and fun facts for younger kids.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

YouTube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

At Principal Properties, we are doing all we can to support the community in these testing times. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

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