Homeschooling Resources for Ages 7-11
June 12, 2020
To help keep education going through this time, Charlotte Gater our Head of Curriculum has collated some of her favourite free homeschooling resources for you to use with your child.
Free Websites and Apps
White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths, a fantastic maths scheme used in many schools, have created lessons including videos and accompanying worksheets. Helpful videos will take your child through year group relevant topics, so you can be confident they are looking at material they would have been using at school.
James Dyson Foundation
The James Dyson Foundation has released a series of engineering challenges for students. Do you want to make a chair out of cardboard, your own electromagnet, or a clock timed by precise amounts of water? These activities will help with academics and are also great for life skills like problem-solving, communication and perseverance. All the challenge cards can be read online so no need to print.
Free books on Audible
Encourage a love of stories through free books on Audible. Give yourself 5 minutes of peace whilst your child listens to a wide range of engaging books.
Our free resources
On our Explore Learning website, you can find a range of engaging activities, parent advice blogs and videos.
Homeschooling Live Lessons
Mid Morning Maths with Bobby Seagull
Mid Morning Maths with Bobby Seagull ran for 8 weeks through the Explore Learning Facebook page during our first lockdown. Every Monday (ages 4-7), Wednesday (ages 7-11) and Friday (ages 11-14) at 10am a new topic was covered. You can now find all of Bobby’s lessons right here on our website, with a matching worksheet to accompany each one.
Music Lessons with Myleene Klass
Keep your children’s music lessons going with Myleene Klass and her daughters.
BBC Bitesize Lessons
BBC Bitesize lessons cover a wide range of topics from ‘Who were the Egyptians’ to ‘Starting Secondary School’. Everything is helpfully broken into year groups and lots of experts will be involved. I can’t wait for the David Attenborough geography lessons. You can also catch BBC Bitesize Daily on BBC iPlayer every day.
The Punctuation Show
The Punctuation Show teaches punctuation in a unique style! It’s potentially like marmite, you’ll love it or hate it. What is undeniable is children could tell us about punctuation after watching it.
Rob Biddulph draw-a-long lessons
Author and illustrator Rob Biddulph bring you draw-a-long lessons. Join him on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. You might even want to join in, it’s very therapeutic. Previous lessons can be found here.
These are uncertain times but at Explore Learning, we are fully committed to supporting families with their homeschooling.
In particular through our new online one-to-one tutoring platform – Explore at Home. Delivered with gusto – all our people share a passion for learning and helping children to reach their full potential. Book a free lesson today.
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