If you want some great ideas for educating your kids at home then there are no end of fantastic resources out there – luckily, as well as the more traditional resources, living in this digital age, education at home can be fully informative, interactive and interesting on line too!
FREE online education resources
Below is a non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures, compiled by home educators – thanks so much to those who helped to put this together. (I don’t know the original author to credit so please make yourself known to me and I’ll happily credit this to you!)
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org 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.
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
Futurelearn https://www.futurelearn.com 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).
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.
Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk 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. Just use the code UKTWINKLHELPS