Home Schooling

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ON SCHOOLS & EXAMINATIONS

The government have issued guidance for educational and childcare settings to prepare for a wider opening from 1st June 2020 - for further information please click here.  

GCSE, AS & A Level Awarding - For information for schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 please click here.

For the latest government on what parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak please click here

HOME SCHOOLING

The government has published a list of currently free online resources for children in English, Phonics, Maths, Science, PE, Well Being and Special educational needs. Please click here for further information. 

For free Primary and Secondary school teaching resouces go to BBC Teach 

Beginning on Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. There will also be a new dedicated TV channel with learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds, and many educational videos on iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

For details of free on-line classes for primary school children go to: https://blog.kidadl.com/articles/free-online-classes-for-primary-school-children

PlanBee is a teacher resource site offering help to parents: https://discover.planbee.com/schoolclosures

STEM Learning UK: fantastic website with free content & resources to support home learning. It covers primary & secondary levels across maths, science, computing and Design & Technology. Take a look here: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning

The Royal Institution of Science offers science experiments to do at home with your children: https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

Now you can access The Reading Agency at home with the Reading Agency Hub. You can access ideas, activities and challenges from across the programmes to entertain and educate your family. There are new activities every fortnight.

Keep your 7-11 year old entertained while they learn at home with Usborne Children's Books fun and educational play resource. This website includes a fantastic range of learning exercises which are age specific and cover English, Maths, Science and Arts and Crafts. It also provides lots of links to other fabulous learning resources! 

Encyclopaedia Britannica: You can use your Milton Keynes Library card to access Encyclopaedia Britannica for reliable information and content to capture the imagination of every student on every subject. Please see here for details. This includes free access to Britannica Junior Library Edition - with lots of interactive fun, games and learning for the younger students in the house. 

Oxford University Press have made many learning resources freely accessible for an extended period. You'll find a whole range of topics for children here: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

DK Books Online are offering lots of home learning opportunities and educational resources with  a multitude of fantastic downloadable activity packs which include maths, english, scuence, crafts, lego, gardening and even yoga! For details please see here.  

Download free activity packs from KidsBloomsbury - this is a loooong list. You'll find something fun for all ages here. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/superpage/activity-packs/ 

'Teach Your Monster to Read' - the groundbreaking award winning game that makes learning to read fun. The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

If you are in need of some fun activities to incorporate into your school day, JK Rowling has launched Harry Potter at Home Hub for children in lockdown: https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

The Parks Trust is publicising outdoor learning activities we can do in our own homes. This includes games, bug hunts, how to make a weather station, seed parcels, making bird feeders, nature identification and lots more: https://www.theparkstrust.com/get-involved/outdoor-learning/stay-at-home-activities

Milton Keynes Council has re-purposed some of its schools' recycling learning resources so that they can be used for at home teaching. There are lots of fun resources such as colouring sheets, craft ideas, activities and worksheets: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/other-waste-services/schools-recycling-information

Fancy a 'do-it-youself' Roman Day? Click here to find out how you can recreate a Roman Day at home.