Family Fun during Isolation

Please see below for a wealth of activities to do during school closure.  We will aim to update this page regularly.
 

PE with Joe Wicks

Streamed at 9am, daily

Fitness guru The Body Coach is leading a 30-minute livestream on his YouTube channel every morning with workouts created specifically for kids. Kick off your day with some exercise and keep your energy levels up!

 

Geography & Environmental Studies with Steve Backshall

Streamed at 9.30am, every Wednesday

Bring the wild into your living room with naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall! He'll be answering all of your burning questions about animals, conservation and the environment with his live Q&A broadcast across Facebook and YouTube.

 

Maths with Carol Vorderman

Access anytime

Legendary Countdown alumnus and mathematician Carol Vorderman has opened up her incredible maths website The Maths Factor to the public, giving free access to 4-12 year olds until they go back to school.

 

Science with Maddie Moate and Greg Foot

Streamed at 11am, daily

Join Maddie Moate from CBeebies' Do You Know every day for a science lesson with a twist, all from the comfort of your own home! Let's Go Live features quirky garden activities, craft ideas and plenty of fun facts to keep little brains busy.

 

Dance with Oti Mabuse

Streamed at 11.30am, daily

Oti Mabuse is bringing some Strictly magic to your living room every morning with her free daily livestreams where she and Marius Lepure will be teaching you how to dance like a pro in just half an hour. Each day has a different theme - so far there's been Mary Poppins, Trolls and even Shrek!

 

English with David Walliams

Released at 11am, daily

Bestselling children's author and brilliant comedian David Walliams is releasing an audio version of one of his stories each day on his website at 11am. When you've got a quiet moment during the day, settle down and listen to his hilarious 20-minute storytelling session and escape the world for a bit.

 

Food Tech with Jamie Oliver

Streamed at 5.30pm, daily

Chef Jamie Oliver is releasing new episodes every day of his Keep Cooking and Carry On series on Channel 4, focusing on how to make the most of what you've already got in the kitchen. Plus, Jamie's 9-year-old son Buddy has an entire playlist on YouTube dedicated to kid-friendly cooking that you can join in with.

 

History with Dan Snow

Access anytime

The History Guy Dan Snow is offering free access to his website History Hit for 30 days, which you can use to help stick to your history curriculum. You'll find documentaries on everything from Roman Britain to Jack the Ripper and everything in between.

 

Music with Myleene Klass

Released at 10am Monday, 6.30pm Wednesday, 10am Friday

Enrol in Myleene’s Music Klass, where she'll be posting 3 lessons a week to get your children's music abilities flowing. You'll learn all the basics about rhythm and reading music and who knows, you may even end up with some mini Mozarts by the time lockdown is over!

 

Story Time with Amy Adams, Chris Pratt and more

Access anytime

Loads of huge Hollywood stars have joined forces to bring you Save With Stories - an Instagram account where celebrities read their favourite children's stories and sing their favourite songs to keep your kids entertained.

 

Home Economics with Theo Michaels

Streamed at 4pm, Monday and Wednesday

Join Masterchef semi-finalist and TV chef Theo in a live family-friendly cook-along as you create something delicious from your cupboards. He usually posts the ingredients you'll need on his website beforehand, so you can check you have it all ready.

While we've done our best to make sure all the lesson times are correct, bear in mind they are subject to change - keep checking back for updates.

 

Audible Kids' Audiobooks

Hundreds of free audiobooks including Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden via www.stories.audible.com

 

BBC Tiny Happy People 

This page has activity ideas to try at home with children from pre-birth to age 4-5. They are divided up into age ranges. There are also videos and transcripts for nursery rhymes and songs – perhaps you can learn a new one with your children and FaceTime family and friends to show them what you’ve learnt. 

Click here to discover BBC's Tiny Happy People 

 
The Literacy Trust 

In response to school closures, The Literacy Trust have produced activities divided up into different age ranges to benefit children’s writing, reading and language development.

Click here to find The Lireracy's Trust's activities 

 
The Imagination Tree’s stay at home survival guide 

A variety of different activities all requiring different levels of planning and resources. From writing to family and friends to designing a Lego contest, there is something here for everyone.

Browse The Imagination Tree's activities 

 
BBC Bitesize 

These resources are split into ages and then topics, and also nations, recognising our different curricula around the UK. There are educational online games too! This site is more about activities completed online, as opposed to things you can do together as a family, but it may be useful if a family is particularly concerned about schooling.

Discover BBC Bitesize's educational games

 

Wildlife Watch in the Garden

Here, you’ll find a long list of activity sheets that are free to download. The activities vary in difficulty and not all of them require you to have a garden.

Download the activity sheets

 

The Woodland Trust’s Tree ID 

The Woodland Trust have produced some printable ID guides to help children learn about trees. Use them to identify leaves, twigs, blossom and fruits throughout the year.

Learn more about trees throughout the seasons