Learning at Home
There is lots of support available to families, parents and carers during COVID-19 to help educate and engage in activities with children at home.
Parents and carers have already started home schooling, using materials and online programmes set up by their child’s school to continue their learning.
For information, learning tools and activities for Children and Young People age 0-25yrs with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), please visit Sefton's Local Offer website www.seftondirectory.com/localoffer.
The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources and includes information relevant to children across the early years and school age range.
For parents with children under 5 years old, see the Government’s Hungry Little Minds website
BBC online learning database with links to resources such as BBC Bitesize
Ted Ed – Stay Curious
In response to Covid-19, TED have developed educational resources for students, teachers and parents. Check them out at the TED website
Twinkle have developed free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them from their website
Discovery Education have English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding. Access their resources here
Scholastic have provided 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group: PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1 9 - Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3
- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6
- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards
Topmarks have a wide array of educational games covering all topics, to take part visit their website
Toy Theater have educational online games at their website
Check out this list of home education resources compiled by Chatterpack.
Resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources from the Teachit Primary website
Teachit also have a range of resources for secondary school students. The website address is teachit + topic name e.g. English would be www.teachitenglish.co.uk
The British Council have useful resources for English language learning, which you can access here
Oxford Owl for Home
The Oxford Owl online learning resources have useful home learning resources for primary age children, visit
their website for more info
Help Kidz Learn
A range of activities on writing features such as vocabulary, grammar and story writing can be accessed at the Top Marks website
A catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories, a great way for parents to let someone else do the work for a short while. Check it out at the Storyline website
Unite for literacy
A US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books. Check out the Unite for Literacy website for more information.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is a ground breaking game that makes learning to read fun. Find out how you can enjoy this game with your own little charges by visiting their website
Phonics games which follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase your child is currently on using the menu at the side.
Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period.
Go to the Phonics Play website and use the following login info to use it:
White Rose Home Learning provide a regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. White Rose recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute session each day. Check out the White Rose website for more info.
Check out these fun, interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions at the CoolMath4Kids website
Snappy Maths provide worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles and halves, number bonds and times tables on their website
Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing. Check it out at the Place2Be website
Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing here
An interactive resource from Mind Heart, designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic. Visit their website for more info
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety. Visit their YouTube channel to take part