free homeschooling resourses 2021

Hi everyone short one today thought id just share a few online resources, I have come across this few weeks. We have work from the school but last week some wouldnt load we found our own and hoped for the best. I’m actually really enjoying it but have the worry we will run out of ideas. We don’t have a strict schedule a little every day as well as some of these online activities below I’ve listed the ones we like and a few bonus entries at the end. I must admit i didnt think 2021 was gunna begin like this but i suppose we must make the best of a crappy situation. These resourses will defiantly come in handy for the foreseeable until we can all resume our normal lives. I’m so proud of my children not once have they complained although we have had a few tears and tantrums this has been a huge change for them for everyone globally at the moment if we all stick together and follow the guidelines it’ll be ok just focus on now and hope for a better future.

Free Learning sites for children

These are for mainly primary school ages children but I have added one or two for older children too all are free and easily accessible if an app version is available I will list that too.

BBC bitesize a range of subjects for all ages :ehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Math factor can be customised to your child age free until the schools open:https://www.themathsfactor.com/

For key stage 2 free online lessons from Atom, learning choose the free option: https://atomlearning.co.uk/

Free Courses for adults

The open university has a great selection of free online courses to help keep your mind busy or to simply learn something new or to brush up on old skills to help you get through this isolation time. I’ve personally done a fair few.

Alison free online learning Really great selection ive done a couple on here too.

Vision to learn  Not as many available but still useful and great for keeping your mind busy.

(will add more when i find them)

You can also watch on youtube at a more convenient time I subscribed so we don’t miss out(Here).

Museum –    LONDON- BRITISH MUSEUM 

PARIS- The LOUVRE

(will be adding more these are all I’ve looked at for now)

SPECIAL LESSONS

PE WITH JOE WE KNOW WHERE TO FIND HIM this time round you wont beat me mate haha.

Online ballet classes :https://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/filter-type/on-screen/

Hopefully, these will be helpful for you and your family and you’re all staying safe if you have come across any online resources you’ve found useful please comment below. This is a very uncertain time but we can make the best of it  WEVE got this!

Thanks for reading

Jade x

Ps will be updating as i find more resources .

disclaimer:  nothing in this post is sponsored there merely resources I have come across and decided to share with you i will be adding more through the weeks feb half term is a while away yet.

Learning with recycled materials

Hi, all today I and my daughter Emily have been using empty cereal boxes to make learning cards. She really wants to be able to read to herself which really does make me proud. probably quite self-explanatory but you just need some cardboard or paper, a pen or pencil and some scissors. Given the worlds current situation thought this might be useful will be trying out lots of homeschool apps today and will be posting another blog tomorrow.

Reading

I dunno if this is going to work but it is worth a go. I wrote on the cards id pre-cut ten simple words for her to try to read with the word sounded out underneath as she gets better I will add more when she’s ready she’s quite good she will tell you when she’s ready to bless her.

Writing

Emily’s pretty good at writing already so we didn’t make any but you could make cards with certain words on and get them to copy onto a piece of paper but I think next time we have some free time we will practice a few new words as she loves to learn.

we also like to write words on paper and Emily copies them usually without pictures but today I was teaching her about different types of houses she asked why we lived in houses on top of each other and have no chimney lol

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copying mummy

Telling the time

We used some blue paper but you could use anything you have lying around really  I’ve only been doing on the hour atm as Emily is only 4 I don’t wanna be a pushy parent haha.  I simply just hand drew some circles and made them into very wonky clocks aha then wrote underneath the time with a little key at the top with what each hand is telling them. You can do the same for half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour when you feel your child is ready :D.

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learning the o’clock

I am not a teacher just a parent trying to help my daughter in a fun way without having to buy a rather expensive flashcard and using the abundance of packing we seem to end up with double win really I hope you have fun with your little ones if you decide to give them a go 😀 How do you help your little ones with their learning ?? I’ll be adding post like these when I can as they’re lots of fun what do you think is a good thing to teach them away from school? Thanks for reading x