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Online educational resources to support pupils

To support the education of pupils whilst at home the Government along with educational experts has pulled together a list of online educational resources to be used at home.

The list of resources covers a wide range of subjects and is intended to be a useful tool for parents or carers as they consider how to support their children’s education whilst we all stay at home.

Currently all the online resources that have been identified are free and cover specific resources for:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • PE
  • Wellbeing
  • Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

You can find all the resources that have been highlighted on the gov.uk website. Resources are broken down into subjects and then primary and secondary to help with suitability.

Examples of resources for subjects:

In English there’s support for phonics, reading and writing, grammar and story time with free audio books from Audible. For secondary pupils there’s plenty of resources from poetry, creative e writing and plenty that cover the GCSE curriculum, categorised by examination board.

For maths there’s interactive games, workbooks and downloadable assessments covering a range of mathematical areas. Some of these resources even provide the parents and schools with the ability to track pupils progress as they go along.

Although we all need to stay in it is important for children and young people to have daily exercise. This can be as part of the one form exercise a day allowed by government guidelines. However there’s a range of PE resources that can even be done in the living room or garden. From ‘Boogie Beebies’ and ‘Disney 10 minute shake ups’ for little ones to #ThisisPE for older children.

There’s also a range of SEND support and resources with the list developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity for children. From interactive games,  sensory apps,  visuals apps and speech and language resources to name just a few. Parents, carers and schools can use the resources but are encouraged to explore more options to best suit their child’s needs.

The online resources identified by the government are part of wider package of support both parents and schools during the coronavirus outbreak. You can read more details of the gov.uk website.

The BBC is also set to be working with experts to create a range of education resources for TV and online to support children to learn at home.