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Covid-19 Education & Families
For the latest guidance and information on education and childcare please see the Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus
For information about how schools and services please see the Welsh Government guidance and information pages: https://gov.wales/how-schools-will-work-during-coronavirus-pandemic
Lockdown has seen an increase in calls for help from domestic abuse. Live Fear Free Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day.
Call: 0808 80 10 800
Live chat on the website: gov.wales/live-fear-free/domestic-abuse-wales
Help for Kids at Home Schooling
The following details a number of FREE online education resources that are available for both children and adults alike:
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material. The app can be downloaded on tablets and smartphones.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Learn languages free. An app is also available to download for tablets and smartphones
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional
All kinds of making
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age
Listening activities for the younger ones
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures