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25 March 2020
By Kent Children's University

Kent Children's University Home Learning Resources Pack is live!

We are glad to announce that the Kent Children's University Home Learning Resources Pack is live!

Primary specific resources 

Secondary specific resources

Compiling this wealth of over 250 online resources (and counting) has been a real collaborative effort involving Children's University managers across the UK, services within The Education People as well as a large number of organisations from Kent, Medway and beyond. We want to thank you all for pulling together to make it happen!

Children’s University is all about encouraging participation in learning beyond the classroom. At present many of the destinations, clubs and social spaces that we typically signpost people to are not as accessible as they would normally be due to the spread of COVID-19.

With this in mind we wanted to collate home learning materials to support families as they begin the distance learning experience with their children. We are passionate about making learning fun, relatable and accessible for all but we appreciate that this is difficult when confined to a home, and potentially a garden.

The home learning resources we have gathered, along with colleagues from The Education People and Children’s Universities across the country, had that in mind. The activities shared strive to promote quality time, opportunities to make memories and relieve potential stress that families might be experiencing at this time. We hope that you enjoy the informal learning experiences that we are starting to share today so do let us know how you are getting on.

We want as many teachers, carers, parents and grandparents to make use of these resources as possible, so please help us spreading the word online by sharing this blog on social media.

Links to resources:

Here are some useful links and resources shared by School Improvement...

Here are some of our personal favourites...

Book Creator

This great website encourages children to have a go at writing their own texts. It’s a highly versatile tool which is very motivating for budding writers who enjoy working online and being in charge of their own publications! Use Google Chrome. Teachers need to set this up beforehand for their class. 90 days FREE use of premium features due to Coronavirus.

Find out more about Book Creator

Emile Education

Emile Education harness the power of games-based learning and gamification. Students are engaged by an enchanting adventure, crazy characters, enthralling game modes, ultra competitive class competitions, school leaderboards for most effort & most improved, reward systems that encourage more use and trophies to display. Emile are giving FREE full access to our resources to ANY school affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Find out more about Emile Education

V21 Artspace

V21 Artspace use a mixture of innovative laser scanning technology and multimedia including video, 360 video, audio, photography, 360 photography and photogrammetry to capture realtime arts, culture, museums and heritage, exhibitions, galleries, spaces and objects to produce interactive 3D virtual exhibition tours, virtual gallery tours, virtual museum tours and virtual cultural space tours.

Find out more about V21 Artspace

64 Million Artists

64 Million Artists work with schools, universities, whole cities, workplaces, cultural institutions and health and government bodies to experiment with ways of reconnecting people with their innate creativity. They are trialling a two-week daily creative challenge to use with friends, family, in school or community groups, for workmates working from home – whatever you like, and however you’d like to use it.

Find out more about 64 Million Artists

Wow Science

Created by Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) in collaboration with Learning Science Ltd. This site provides links to the some of the best primary science learning materials on the web, helping children to enjoy science both inside and outside the classroom. All the resources have been approved by the PSTT for quality and suitability, ensuring the content is accurate and useful to learning.Suitable for all primary ages.

Find out more about Wow Science

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl for Home is a new website for parents. You’ll find information about the primary curriculum in England along with tips and activities to help your child with reading, English, and maths at home.

Oxford Owl for Home is written specially for parents to help you be as well-informed as you can be, making sure you’re best equipped to help your child have the smoothest journey through school possible.

Find out more about Oxford Owl