Useful Websites and Apps for Homeschooling

Useful Websites and Apps for Homeschooling

With many of us still homeschooling for the foreseeable, whether through choice or because of our children’s year groups not being in the first phase to return, I thought it would be handy to put together a useful list of websites and apps to support their learning.

My daughter is in reception and I work in early years so most of these resources are going to be aimed at Reception and Keystage 1.

Get Active Youtube Channels

Go Noodle : We love dancing around to silly songs. Go noodle is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Cosmic Kids Yoga : Great for calm time down. A lot of the videos our of well known stories with easy yoga poses to follow. Another that the whole family can get involved in.

The Body Coach: I couldn’t not mention PE with Joe. Great live workouts daily at 9am that are definitely going to get you breaking a sweat.

Educational Youtube Channels

Letters and Sounds for Home and School: These fantastic videos have been funded by the department education. New videos are uploaded daily for Reception and Year 1 children as well as those just learning to blend. We start every day with one of these videos.

BBC Teach: A broad range of Geography, History and PHSE videos for a range of ages as well as some video for Early Years children.

Educational Websites and Apps

White Rose Maths: A new activity and video explanation is added every day.

BBC Bitesize: Such a great site, broken down into year groups and topics it makes it super easy to find what you are looking for.

Topmarks: Fun online games for a range of topics and age ranges.

Phonics Play: Great, currently free, online games for developing children’s phonics skills.

Hopster: They have extended the free trial to 30 days allowing access to lots of fun educational videos and games.

Reading Eggs: Games and songs to help get your child reading.

Bee Bot app: Great for teaching basic coding.

Hopefully the above will help you out in the coming weeks. If you have any suggestions don’t forget to leave them in the comments.

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