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Covid-19 Education & Families


General Guidance

For the latest guidance and information on education and childcare please see the Welsh Government website: 
https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus 


School Closures

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

Domestic Abuse

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
Text: 07860077333
Email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

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:

Khan Academy
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.

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org


BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/


FutureLearn
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).

Website: https://www.futurelearn.com


Seneca
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Website: https://www.senecalearning.com


OpenLearn
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.

Website: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/


Blockly
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Website: https://blockly.games


Scratch
Creative computer programming

Website: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/


Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Website: https://ed.ted.com


National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids

Website: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/


Duolingo
Learn languages free. An app is also available to download for tablets and smartphones

Website: https://www.duolingo.com


Mystery Science
Free science lessons

Website: https://mysteryscience.com


The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Website: https://thekidshouldseethis.com


Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Website: https://thecrashcourse.com


Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Website: https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids


Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home

Website: https://www.crestawards.org


iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

Website: https://idea.org.uk


Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional

Website: 
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk


Tinkercad
All kinds of making

Website: https://www.tinkercad.com


Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age

Website: https://www.prodigygame.com


Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio


Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Website: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/


British Council
Resources for English language learning

Website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find


Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/


Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities

Website: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
 


Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Website: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html


Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges


The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Website: https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/


Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Website: https://www.redtedart.com


The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest

Website: https://theimaginationtree.com


Toy Theater
Educational online games

Website: https://toytheater.com/


DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

Website: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/


Twinkl
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

Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk