Teaching from home – Resources for parents working remotely

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At a time when 87% of the world’s student population is affected by school closures, it is more important than ever that working parents have the support they need to juggle their workload in addition to managing the home schedules of their children.

To help parents, we are compiling resources from educational lessons to fun games that will keep children learning and entertained.

Be sure to check back often as we’ll be updating this page with new links regularly.

General Educational Resources

BBC Teach – Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject
Khan Academy – Daily schedules available for students ages 2-18
Coursera – For older children, this could be a great time to explore new fields with online courses from world-class universities and companies
Hamilton Trust – A week’s worth of downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance is available for each year group, covering various language and maths topics
Seneca – A range of downloadable resources covering the GCSE curriculum are available, categorised by examination board

English and Foreign Language Lessons

Rosetta Stone – The language learning provider has made their courses free to students for three months
English Mastery – Downloadable resource books providing 12 weeks of activities covering writing and poetry
Classroom Secrets – Free resource packs can be downloaded which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing
Dualingo – Free language lessons
Quill – Free writing and grammar activities for children grades K-12
Pobble 365 – A daily image is published as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided to help students get started
Purple Mash – Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar. Lessons have been made free during the school closure period

Maths and Science Lessons

Code.org – Learn computer science with lessons suitable for children from grade K-12
White Rose Maths – Mathematics training programmes and resources
Mathigon – Interactive maths resources that allow parents to track student progress and set activities
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) – A set of articles and resources designed to support remote teaching
Top Marks – Interactive maths games categorised by age group
Historic Royal Palaces – Videos and history lessons

Physical and Mental Health Focused

Super Movers – A collaboration between the BBC and the Premier League, there are plenty of resources to help get kids moving even in limited spaces
#ThisIsPE – A series of videos delivered by teachers focussing on PE curriculum which can be accessed on YouTube
PE with Joe – 30-minute PE classes available
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – Wellbeing advice for those supporting children and young people

Fun activities

Minecraft – Minecraft have made its educational worlds available for free, to help pupils stay entertained while at home
Audible – The Amazon audiobook library has made hundreds of audiobooks free for infants through eighteen-year-olds
Virtual Storytime – As libraries are closing, some are choosing to host virtual programming
Google Arts & Culture – From virtual museum tours to underwater coral videos, there is plenty here to keep children entertained
Google Earth – Discover the world’s tallest mountains and busiest cities
Tate Kids – Featuring arts and craft projects as well as art history lessons
British Council – Fun word games and activities for children
National Geographic Kids – For online games, science experiments and quizzes

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