There are number of activities you can do online each day. It is all part of the curriculum but it is so much fun, it wont seem like work. Why not try them out.
The DoE have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. Click here to access the website.
Coding Tutorials with Mr Barrowclough
Mr Barrowclough has kindly recorded lots of coding videos which you are free to use for your online learning. He has organised them into playlists. Each video is usually 15-20 minutes & each playlist is usually 2-4 videos.
He has sorted the project playlists into beginner, intermediate and advanced, we'd recommend starting pupils off on one of the beginner ones.
There are no resources they really need. They can create their own Scratch accounts for free at https://scratch.mit.edu/. Mr Barrowclough goes through everything in the videos so the children will be able to pause and copy if needed. We hope these will be helpful for you.
Click here to visit his youtube page.
Fancy a Field Trip? (No permission slip needed)
The British Museum
The National History Museum
You have your pick of live webcams, but our favourites are the Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager webcam (wait for the whale shark!) and the “jelly cam” at Monterey Bay Aquarium (so soothing). You can get a more traditional, “self-guided” virtual tour of the National Aquarium, whereas the Seattle Aquarium has a 30-minute video tour.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
No, really! You can absolutely “go” to the red planet. With Access Mars, you can see the actual surface of Mars, recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Trust us—don’t skip the intro.
The Great Wall of China
See one of the wonders of the world with this amazing, thousands-year old fortification system known the world over. This virtual tour has three options for touring the ancient structure: Jinshaling to Simatai, watchtower, and winter.
The World of Harry Potter
Using this amazing tool from Google Maps, discover places featured in the magical world of Harry Potter, from the real Diagon Alley to the cosy Edinburgh cafe where these stories were first imagined.
Most of us recognize the giant stone statues of Easter Island, but what’s the story behind them? Nova’s online adventure “Secrets of Easter Island” delves into the mystery with a virtual tour.
You don’t need a time machine! Discovering Ancient Egypt has a ton of free resources, but it’s the interactive pyramid map and 3D temple reconstructions that really give it a field trip feel.
Check up on the Edinburgh Zoo residents, such as Yang Guang the panda, Tanami the koala, the penguins and tigers on Edinburgh Zoo’s live cams. You’ll definitely want to check out the San Diego Zoo. Their site for kids includes behind-the-scenes videos and stories, as well as a variety of printable activities and online games.
From the comfort of your own dens, burrows and nests you’ll get the best of London Zoo, regularly updated so there’s always something new to enjoy. Click on the link below to discover London’s virtual zoo today!