Learning at home
Last updated: 15/01/2021
Children are learning through play and everything they do. You’re not expected to be a teacher, just support their learning which can fit around your life.
Learning at home
Children can learn through helping with cooking, gardening and any other activities around the home. Younger children can sort and count socks, or similar household objects. There are also lots of other resources online which can support your children’s education, in addition to the work which teachers have sent home during the school closures:
Home learning digital support surgeries
Are you worried about supporting your children with their home-learning?
Would you like some support with your digital skills?
One Parent Families Scotland is offering single parents a free weekly drop-in session for all your technical home-learning questions.
Thursday’s during school closures, 10am – 11am
- BBC educational resources for children.
- BBC Scotland learning projects (Bitesize and more).
- BBC Teach Live
- Oxford Owl
- TED-Ed – loads of educational videos on various topics.
- Crash Course – educational videos on various topics for older kids.
- The Kids Should See This – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.
- Explore Suessville – Dr Seuss-based games, videos and more.
- Funbrain – games and videos linked to maths and reading skills.
- Twinkl produces printable home-learning resources, some of which are free to download here.
Literacy and English
- Puffin Schools – resources and videos from favourite authors, and ideas to help children create their own short stories
Numeracy and Maths
- Sumdog – for ages 5 – 14, available on website and an app.
- Topmarks – games and resources for learning Maths for ages 5 – 14
- Crash Course Kids (lots of science-related videos for younger kids).
- Glasgow Science Centre – Videos of science projects, some with instructions for you to do your own experiments at home
- Duolingo – an app for learning languages with a kids-specific version available.
- Mr Innes French class – French classes on YouTube
- Languages online
Preparing for learning at home
Think back to what worked well for your family during the last lockdown. Routines, suitable space, and regular breaks all help when working an learning from home. Parentclub have lots of tips & resources including: