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Home education science

Child playing with science toy photo by Robo Wunderking

It can be easy to run out of steam (and ideas) when trying to teach science at home. TheSchoolRun provides plenty of creativity, support and information to help home-educating parents and children engage with science in a fun way.

Discover experiments, advice, and easy-to-understand explanations and get ready to boost your home education science lessons! 


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Best wildlife and nature home education resources
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Best science sets for children
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Primary science glossary

From condensation to the water cycle, TheSchoolRun's primary-school science glossary offers a complete guide to all the concepts children need to know for their age group. Brush up on your own science knowledge and understand exactly what your child needs to know by reading our basic definitions (with links to more detailed explanations, teachers' tips and examples).

Science Learning Journey

Discover a complete learning programme that covers core science skills that other children will be mastering at school. 

Get started on the Science Learning Journey and by doing just a few minutes of fun work each week with your child at home, you will inspire their learning, fire up their hunger for knowledge… and ensure they’re not only on top of their lessons but brimming over with facts and actively contributing.

Home education planning pack

Get your home education journey off to a confident start: find out how to set up your own curriculum, how to write an educational philosophy, how to measure progress and evidence learning, how to keep a learning journal and how to use an academic diary in TheSchoolRun's Home education planning pack (available to subscribers only).

Templates and examples of documents are provided, as well as lots of information and tips from an experienced UK home educator.


daily resource programme

Daily learning programme

Are you looking for daily inspiration to encourage your child’s love of learning? Do you want to develop their knowledge and skills with a structured programme of activities?

Introducing TheSchoolRun’s daily learning programme, suitable for parents of children aged 3-11 (equivalent to school years Nursery to Year 6).

Sign up for the programme and each weekday we’ll send you a bite-size email with easy-to-use ideas and resources to support your child's learning at home.

The programme runs for 6 months and is perfect for parents who have taken their children out of school for a period, those who are setting out on the home education journey or just parents who want daily activities to boost their child’s learning.

Targeted by age/school year, the programme includes a range of activities such as:

- English, maths or science worksheets to download and print.

- Interactive maths tutorials – our digital teacher will explain the method, show you examples and then give you a chance to practise what you've learned.

- Topic-themed learning packs and workbooks to explore.

- Fun activities and games you can do at home to keep your child busy.

Sign up for a FREE trial today!