Further Home Learning Resources

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Free/low-cost activities for you to do at home with your children, or for them to explore on their own. Whether you’re at home or on the move, there’s loads to keep them busy!

If you're a provider who can supply support for your local community and want to be included in this list, please email Time2Move.HolidayProgramme@cornwall.gov.uk

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework! Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices.

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Change 4 Life

Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here’s everything you need to get your family moving!

Website: www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/

Words for Life

Provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.

Website: wordsforlife.org.uk

Literacy Trust

Provides a range of evidence-based training, interventions, programmes and resources to support teachers and practitioners to enable children to move forward and develop their skills.

Website: literacytrust.org.uk

Comic Relief – Family Challenge

Take part in this fun challenge: An evil super villain by the name of Doomy McGloomy has stolen Britain’s laughter. It’s no laughing matter and we’ve never needed that laughter more. There’s only one family brave and brilliant enough to defeat him – yours. Join the secret services and travel the world from the comfort of your living room.

Website: www.comicrelief.com/ 

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. It aims to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and offer practical ways of helping adults and children improve their numeracy – in the community, the workplace and formal education.

Website: Home | National Numeracy

10 minute shake up

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you play-along games inspired by your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Website: 10 Minute Shake Up games – Healthier Families – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Indoor activities for kids

Stuck at home with the kids? Don’t worry, it will be fun! Here’s 100 awesome indoor activities for kids that you can do without leaving the house. From the good, old, classic indoor games such as Charades and Hide and Seek, to fun crafts at home, and a whole lot more, there’s enough here to keep your little ones entertained for days on end.

Website: https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk

Cosmic Kids

Every week, millions of kids do yoga and mindfulness sessions on video in class and at home. And thousands of teachers they’ve trained lead classes in their own communities. Check out their website!

Website: Home – Cosmic Kids

Activities from the art room

Place2Be believes that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. The Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing.

The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationships whilst having fun making art together.

Website: www.place2be.org.uk/

Natural History Museum: Try this at home

A trip to London might not be an option, but it doesn’t mean children can’t still enjoy the benefits of this famous old museum. Take a virtual tour, letting David Attenborough guide you around the enormous Hintze Hall, getting a good look at Hope, the blue whale suspended from the museum’s ceiling, or simply digitally browse the library books.

There is also a range of downloadable activities and lesson plans available too, each helpfully labelled with the learning stage they apply to.

Website: www.nhm.ac.uk/schools.html

DK Find Out

The simple design of this site means children can easily navigate this colourful learning hub. Covering 14 subjects including Maths and English, as well as space and sport. There’s plenty to get stuck into, but we think this is best suited for children who are already confident readers.

Alternatively, this is a great resource for parents of younger children to explore together.

Website: www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Tate Kids

We are pleased to show you what Tate Kids has up its digital sleeves to help children learn about artists and the process of making all different types of art.

The “make” tab talks you through making friendship bracelets, painting like JMW Turner or embarking on some experimental photography. While the “games and quizzes” section gives children the chance to challenge themselves and put themselves within an art context.

Website: www.tate.org.uk/kids

The Book Trust

The UK’s largest children’s reading charity is a hub of comfort, fun and security for families. Here bookworms will find reading recommendations, including “gentle books for troubled times”, and so much more.

There’s an entire section dedicated to what authors and illustrators are offering online for children – from illustration classes, read alongs and even “story starters” to encourage youngsters in their creative writing . There are quizzes, competitions and even book-based recipes to work on – as well as print out activities meaning there is something for all children to enjoy – even those who think they hate reading!

Website: www.booktrust.org.uk/

Easy art activities for kids to do at home

Encourage creativity and artistic expression with these fun, easy art activities for kids, including watercolour paintings, craft stick projects, simple stamped art, and more.

Website: www.parents.com/

Ted Talks

TedTalks is a collection of educational video, which offers a wealth of videos to watch – from a couple of minutes up to 20 minutes long, catering to all ages and covering all sorts of topics. Everything from “the hidden life of Rosa Parks” to “the bug that poops candy” and “how vaccines work”.

Each video is marked with its length and what area of learning it relates to, from health to science and technology. While this is geared towards children, we bet parents and teachers will get just as much out of it.

Website: http://ed.ted.com/