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Night-time family learning activities
Night-time family learning activities
Rethink bedtime and reclaim your evenings as family fun time with light-and-shadows art, lantern-making and star (or satellite) gazing. From dusk...
Best literacy home schooling resources
Best literacy home schooling resources
Whether your child is just learning to read and print letters or looking for ways to put their creative writing skills to the test, we've...
Best wildlife and nature home schooling resources
Best wildlife and nature home schooling resources
Watch wildlife webcams, construct habitats, grow seeds on a windowsill and make eco-friendly choices – we've rounded up the best nature and...
Schools reopening in the UK: your questions answered
Schools reopening: your questions answered
What might we expect when primary schools in the UK begin to reopen to more children from June 2020? We take a look at the latest news.
Best science home schooling resources
Best science home schooling resources
You don't need a Bunsen burner, a chemistry set or a science degree to share these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities...
Life skills your child should learn
19 life skills your child can learn during lockdown
Take a break from schoolwork and help your child master a new skill that’ll set them up for the future. Which of these everyday tasks will they...
Family outdoor learning activities
Easy outdoor learning adventures
Exploring the outside world is an important part of a child's learning experience, but it's not always easy when you have space and time...
Best kids' activity packs to download
Best kids' activity packs to download
Top up the resource bank and keep the kids busy at home with reading, puzzles, crafting, science and other screen-free activities. They're all...
Best geography home schooling resources
Best geography home schooling resources
Criss-cross the globe, visit landmarks and even venture out into space with our pick of the best geography home schooling resources. Whether you want...
Best coding home schooling resources
Best coding home schooling resources
From Minecraft modding to block coding, Python programming and robot building, your child's computing education doesn't need to stop during...
Best children's books about coronavirus
Best children's books about coronavirus
Even adults are finding it hard to get their heads around the new "normal" – so how can you help your child understand how and why the...
Reading challenges for primary school kids
60 reading challenges for primary school kids
Great ideas for keeping your child engaged with reading and broadening their taste in books.
Best art home schooling resources
Best art home schooling resources
Whether you want to learn to doodle, draw flowers, illustrate Marvel comics or create a portrait of a Disney character, our pick of the best home...
Best YouTube channels for home learning
Best YouTube channels for home learning
Whether you want your child to learn about maths, geography, science or history, they'll be happy to watch a video about it – and these YouTube...
Why arts education matters in primary schools
Why arts education matters in primary schools
From unleashing creativity to improving life chances, we take a look at why art, music, drama and dance are important for primary school children.
Best design and technology home schooling resources
Best design and technology home schooling resources
Make, build, code, construct, design, invent and engineer – each of these websites is packed with design and technology learning to keep your child...
Overcome children's reading barriers
4 things parents need to know about 'reading barriers' and how to overcome them
Learning to read is a complex task and it's common for children to come up against "reading barriers". Parent and teacher Alex Quigley...
Best history home schooling resources
Best history home schooling resources
Don't be overwhelmed by the number of wonderful home education materials available to you as a parent – we've picked our favourite history-...
Hands-on science fun for kids
Hands-on science fun
Transform one substance into another and watch colours and textures change right in front of your eyes with our at-home, hands-on science activity...
SEN home learning survival guide
SEN home learning survival guide
If your child has special educational needs, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and academic progress at home during the lockdown and...
Interviewing to write a biography
Interviewing to write a biography
Writing an in-depth profile of a grandparent or family friend will help your child develop interview skills, learn to write up notes and introduce...
Become a board game family on a budget
Become a board game family on a budget
Determined to make the best out of enforced lockdown togetherness? Introducing some play time, for adults as well as children, might be the answer....
Year 6 maths and English key topics for home learning
Year 6 maths and English key topics for home learning
All of a sudden your Y6 child's primary school journey is ending in a period of home education – particularly daunting, because your (not so)...
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
You and your family may have to spend time indoors, but thanks to your laptop you can let the world come to you instead – take a trip round Frida...
11 top tips for working at home while your child is off school
11 top tips for working at home while your child is off school
Read our advice and parents’ tips for combining homeworking and looking after your child during coronavirus school closures
Best live streams for primary home learning
20 of the best live streams for kids
Help your primary-age child stay educated and entertained with our round-up of the best live streams taking place during lockdown.
How to structure your day during coronavirus school closures
How to structure your day during coronavirus school closures
Teacher Jennifer Smith shares her advice on how to help your child learn and structure your family's day while schools are closed during the...
Learning during school closures and self-isolation
Helping your child learn during coronavirus school closures
The latest updates on how coronavirus could affect your child’s learning, plus advice on establishing work and study routines at home.
Free KS1 and KS2 SATs revision advice and resources
Your free SATs downloads KS1 and KS2
Get your free SATs past papers, downloads and advice and information to help support your KS1 and KS2 child in the Y2 and Y6 tests here.
Supporting summer-born children at primary school
Supporting summer-born children at school
Your child’s birthdate could make a big difference to how they manage at primary school. We asked the experts about the potential impact, and how you...

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