Children’s guide to coronavirus
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input:
Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
We hope that these home learning packs will help your time at home pass a little more quickly!
Staying Fit and Healthy with The Body Coach
From Monday 23rd March, The Body Coach will be holding LIVE PE lessons at 9am, Monday to Friday on his YouTube channel for children of all ages. He will inspire and energise the children to get active, bounce around and have fun. You can even join in with the kids. This is going to help millions of children and parents feel happier for 30 minutes and beyond everyday.
These websites may also help
FREE Kids Activities & Subscriptions
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
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 for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
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!
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
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.
A partnership with the Premier League featuring fun videos to help children get active.
Mathematics, English, Science and more! A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12, mapped to the curriculum.
English activities - pobble365.com
Curriucular activities - studyladder.co.uk
Maths skills - corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/
mathswhizz - whizz.com