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Home Education Resources Pack

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Thousands of free teaching resources available for download, from planning templates and checklists to challenge cards, games and powerpoints.

BBC Bitesize – a fantastic resource for kids of all ages
BBC Teach – live and pre-recorded video lessons from popular BBC presenters
Khan Academy – great online lessons, particularly for maths and science subjects

Specialist

You Teach Me Too – A platform with a  range of short videos that schools, parents and carers can use to help support young people (mainstream and those with additional needs) in developing their social awareness, internet safety and independence in a whole variety of situations.

Parents and carers have access to training on Makaton signing, BSL, PECS, body signing, strategies to support young people on the autism spectrum and more. Check out the videos of teachers demonstrating how children are taught key concepts in curriculum subjects from EYFS to A level. It is a secure platform with no adverts or access to anything not made by schools. 

Timely Practice – A break from maths teaching and learning March-September is likely to result in  summer holiday learning loss. Timely Practice Maths’ learning service helps ensure that the most disadvantaged learners do not fall further behind their peers. 

Great for maths learners who can’t or won’t engage with on-line teaching and practice; also learners who even under the best of teaching circumstances find learning hard. Enables low attaining and underachieving learners to close the learning gap with their more highly attaining peers. Timely practice creates personalised PDF assignments and uses increasing interval retrieval practice to ensure that existing maths learning will be retained. Free until end of September 2020. 

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Don’t forget resources for the small but thriving home-education community that has existed for years, including blogs sharing experiences and top tips, for example: 
https://freddiesmummyuk.com/homeschooling-websites-uk/

Then there are established organisations which have always supported distance learning: 

Health & Wellbeing

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For wellbeing and physical activities we have Joe Wickes running PE classes and other celebs are sharing their expertise in a range of other subjects: 
https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/free-celebrity-kids-classes-homeschool-536249

Whether you are looking for support for your own mental health at university, support for a friend or loved one, or for services that might be available to you as a student, help is available.

https://www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html

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For parents trying to stay sane, Headspace is among many wellbeing apps you can try for free at the moment and Mind have excellent advice on keeping yourself as mentally healthy as possible.

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