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Home Schooling Lockdown 2021

We are yet again in Lockdown and the majority of children are being home schooled again. This presents a challenge for many parents who are trying to work and juggle lessons.

All schools have set this up differently some providing plenty of work and others not so much. Some online live lessons, others recorded or not at all.

All children are different with some happy and capable enough to get on with things themselves and others needing a lot more input from adults.

We have seen a surge in parents enquiring about Childcare this past week and through our trusted network have placed Nannies with these families to enable them to be able to work.

For those not bringing in Childcare and who need different ways to engage their children in home learning we have sourced a few ideas for you that may help.

BBC Bitesize hare launching their Lockdown Learning programs on Monday 11th January. This is a selection of programmes on CBBC targeted at Primary School Children each morning and for Secondary School children in the afternoon on BBC 2.

Ed Stafford & Steve Hanton will be doing Live Forest School classes every day at 10am on their youtube channel @onlinebushcraft.

Ed is a British explorer. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River. Steve is a Bushcraft and survival expert who runs a variety of courses and expeditions in this field.

White Rose Maths is aimed at children in Years 1 - 8. They are doing a “Maths Party" daily between 10 and 11am on their Social Media channels. Here, children can ask any maths-related questions they may have to the experts.

They are also doing some free maths lessons.

Children's book author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, runs draw-along videos every Saturday at 10am and there is a range of pre-recorded guided draws too.

He is a bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator. He is also the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Of course we won’t forget Twinkl!

They offer a wide selection of free resources for the Early Years and primary age children.

Jo Wicks is returning with his online PE Lessons at

9am every morning.

If you didn’t do this during the first lockdown then take a look at Dr Chips.

Science, Engineering and Computing sessions about coding, making musical instruments out of household objects and how cybersecurity works plus much more.

Take a look at past doses on his website

Here's a few other sites you can check out too

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