20-4-20 Updates from the Department for Education.
Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:
Launch of BBC Bitesize
The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
Get help with technology and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
This pack includes activities for celebrating diversity, being unique, helping others and the environment. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.
World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.
Here’s a list of Celebrities who have set up different ideas for home learning.
The former Countdown presenter has made her online maths school free for all children aged 4-11 until schools re-open.
Children's author and TV personality David Walliams will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days.
Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams
The Hollywood actors have launched a new Instagram account in aid of charity Save the Children. It features stories told by celebrities.
Dan Snow, also known as The History Guy, is offering free access to his history documentary channel History Hit for 30 days.
The professor of particle physics and TV personality has said he will be getting involved with "several great initiatives" over the coming weeks. On Saturday, he took part in a Q&A session for the Comic Shambles Network's Stay At Home Festival.
The naturalist, broadcaster and author will be running a live "wildlife chat" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on Wednesday night.
Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach)
Fitness coach Joe Wicks has been broadcasting at-home PE lessons for children of all ages. They are broadcast live on his YouTube channel at 9am every weekday morning.
The classical musician and radio presenter is offering free music lessons as part of a "Klass timetable" for children stuck at home.
Chef Jamie Oliver is hosting a nightly cooking show on Channel 4 to help families plan their meals "in these unique times".
The former MasterChef star is streaming live cooking classes on his Instagram account and YouTube channel.
Dame Darcey Bussell
The former Strictly judge's organisation DDMIX for Schools is hosting a 10-minute "shake up" on Facebook Live every day this week.