With all of us struggling to cope with all of the changes due to Coronavirus we thought it would be helpful to bring together all of our recommendations for home study in one place. In particular help for parents trying to keep their children occupied and educated at home.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

HERE'S A SUGGESTED DAILY ROUTINE

9am: PE with Joe Wicks – Via Youtube, you don’t need to watch this live.
10am: Maths with Carol Vorderman – Normally costs £2 per week
11am: English with David Walliams – Listen to one free David Walliams audiobook each day
1.30pm: Dance with Darcey Bussel – Via Facebook Live
2pm: History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) – A good podcast to listen to. Lots of other great free podcasts out there
3pm Science with Brian Cox – Superb free science podcast
4pm: Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) – Instagram or Youtube

GOV.UK list of recommended resources

  • Bristol Skills English – Videos, quizzes and tutorials for English topics.
  • Word Trip – iOS app, Android app. – Great little fun word game. Free but with adverts
  • English with Emma – Great English lessons focused on speakers of other languages
  • Read books together, or write own comic strip / short story and illustrate it
  • Learn the spellings of tricky words
  • Look up and learn 10 new words a day and write a sentence using each new word in context.
  • Word games, crosswords, scrabble, puzzles
  • SpellTower – iOS app. Fun and free spelling , crossword game
  • Audible – Audible stories is a selection of free audio books for kids, no login. This is a fantastic!
  • Digital Parenting – Excellent advice from Vodafone about balancing online use for your kids.
  • Scratch Jr – Learn to code, basic lessons for kids
  • CodingGame – Advanced lessons in coding based on making games
  • Educate in VR – If you’re lucky enough to have a PSVR, Oculus or other headset try out this list with the kids. For my money I’d get Titans of Space
  • Why not video chat friends and family? Maybe the grandparents could set a small lesson in the afternoon.
  • Savvy Shopping – Our guide to cheap and easy meals on a budget
  • Sport England – #StayInWorkOut, some guidance and ideas for keeping fit at home
  • Yoga Fareham – Free Yoga classes for adults and family classes. Free but accepting donations
  • School of SOS – Free Dance classes live streamed through Instagram and on Zoom
  • PnP Arcade –  Board games to print out and play with your kids. Many are free