We know that you want to help support your child’s learning and education as much as possible during the coronavirus school closures. To aid your child’s learning at home and to support the work that your child’s school will have set for them, we have compiled this list of useful resources for you.
BBC Bitesize is a great resource for all the key stage areas and content is continuously updated.
BBC lessons on TV
The BBC will show curriculum content on TV every weekday from Monday, 11 January:
primary-school programming, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 9am to 12noon on CBBC
at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC Two
Oak National Academy - Almost 10,000 free lessons and resources
Visit our online classroom and access our free lessons. Here you can search for lessons by subject and year group, or follow our suggested weekly schedule.
Access Google Classroom on your PlayStation or Xbox
National lockdown means remote learning is back. You can easily access Google Classroom on your home console with an internet connection.
Develop your child’s language and communication skills
BBC Tiny Happy People help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.
Activities for kids up to the age of five
Your child's brain grows the fastest during the first five years of life. As a parent, you play a huge role in feeding your child's mind and helping them to communicate. Find simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn up to the age of five.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
The National Trust has put together a '50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list together. Many of these activities can be adapted for the home, garden or from the window.
50 activities for kids
A list of activities that can help keep kids occupied without relying just on screen time.
Youth Music Network
Free and fun activities for those that enjoy DJ music.
Once Upon a Time, stories from Leicester Libraries
Leicester Libraries are continuing to host online storytelling sessions to help parent and families during the Coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to update our playlists here, via the city council’s YouTube account.
- The Greatest Army in the World told by Paul Gobey
- Winter tales playlist
- Green stories playlist
- Indian tales playlist
- Spooky tales playlist
- Once Upon a Time Summer season playlist
- Once Upon a Time - season 1 playlist – 24 stories
The Wildlife Trust - Go wild activity packs
Discover more about nature close to home, right here in Leicester, with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Go Wild activity packs.
Aimed at 2 – 12 year olds, the free packs include themed wildlife exploring activities, nature inspired crafts, wildlife spotter sheets to get you and your family outdoors in your garden, Local City Park or green space.
The Spark Arts - Spark at Home
During this time of social distancing, the Spark team have been busy working from their homes to bring you a collection of creative resources and imaginative activities for families at home and schools. We hope you enjoy jamming, making, listening to new stories or taking a creative challenge.
National Space Centre
Let us bring the National Space Centre to you in the comfort of your home with a number of educational videos for you and the family to learn about the wonders of space.
Its really important to keep children active during this time as well. Active Leicester has some great ideas on their Facebook channel.
Yoga sessions for your wellbeing
Krishna Avanti Primary School are hosting free online yoga classes, Monday-Saturday, 10am-10:30am on YouTube, open to all! The classes are designed for people of all abilities and are live and recorded so can be accessed any time.
Free online PE sessions
Fitness coach Joe Wicks is restarts his online PE lessons to help families keep fit during national lockdown. Sessions will run on his YouTube channel at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Homework help resources
Find a list of useful resources on our library page
Things to do Indoors - Roald Dahl
Draw your favourite characters, get experimental at home or settle down with a story with the added support of British Sign Language.
Quaranteen’s – a young person’s guide to living in lockdown
As a response to the covid-19 pandemic and the country living in lockdown, we realise that care leavers are some of the hardest hit in terms of social isolation and financial hardship. The City’s Young People’s Council and Care Experienced Consultants have created ‘Quaranteen’s’ a social media campaign to support young people living through lockdown.
Supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing
This advice is for parents/carers and education staff to help them support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and resilience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This has been produced by the City Psychology Service.