Welcome to our resources page. Here we will share with you the resources we have enjoyed using with home educating our children and what they have enjoyed using. Our recommendations-Frees and paid places and resources.
Twinkl: Our recommendations-Frees and paid places and resources.
Twinkl I find absolutely brilliant, it has such a vast array of topics available for you to print out, activity worksheets, presentations to download, handwriting worksheets, you name it, they probably have it! Our recommendations.
What I also like is that they have something for everyone, from foundation stage up to 16 years old. Twinkl offers 3 membership options: Core, Extra and Ultimate.
I have the ultimate membership, where you can choose the age range and receive a free book within the age range you have chosen for your child. Ultimate also gives you access to all the resources, including worksheets etc for my elder children of 15 and 16.
Doodle math Our recommendations-Frees and paid places and resources.
With the Doodle math, you also get a free app to use- Doodle times tables, this link will be attached to the site. It is a great way to monitor your child’s progress and are also linked to the UK National Curriculum. Roman had great fun with these and gives me piece of mind that I know he is progressing well, your child can collect stars and buy certain things, for example, if your child collects 20 stars for getting the answers correct, he can go into store and buy a piece to build a robot. Once the robot is built, he can then but accessories or upgrade parts of the robot, there are a few things they are able to collect, so Roman really enjoyed collecting the stars just so he can upgrade a part of his robot.
You also get email updates to keep you up to date on your child’s progress.
The app covers Key stage levels 1 and 2. They are best used on a phone or tablet, not on a laptop.
Doodle English offer 3 different subscriptions:
Doodle English Our recommendations-Frees and paid places and resources.
Again Doodle English, I am also impressed with and Roman got on well with. You also get a free app of doodle spell when you sign up, this link will be attached to the site. It is a great way to monitor your child’s progress and are also linked to the UK National Curriculum.
There is a monthly fee of £5.99, which is excellent for what you get. Your child can use the app offline and upload their progress later, I like this because he can learn on the go if needed.
Doodle spell will construct a personalised spelling programme for each individual child, based around their own strengths and weaknesses. If you want to set a specific word list, you can create this through your parent dashboards and they will appear in the app.
Doodle English offer 3 different subscriptions:
Study ladder offers a variety of subjects, ranging from ages 4-12yrs.
They specialise in English, Mathematics, Science literacy, information and communication technology and health, safety and citizenship. There are more subjects within the platform too, such as arts and music, health and safety, ICT, pintables and so much more.
Your child can work their way through different levels and achieve certificates, which is great, who doesn’t love a bit of recognition? Roman loves to achieve his certificates.
You can set work for your child to complete under the learning pod. There is a yearly subscription of $88 per year.
You can choose from 35 languages! This app is also used in schools, it is fun and easy to navigate, testing your child’s knowledge as they learn. I even use it myself! We are currently learning Spanish! Oh and its FREE! 😉
For Maths and English, ages ranging from reception up to year 13.
For a family monthly membership, it is £12.99- Both Maths and English or you can choose either maths/english at £7.99 each.
We don’t use this any more but Roman enjoyed it when he used it. You can add an additional child for £2 per month each.
I have a blog with some more resources that we have also used, go check them out and if you kn ow of any more that you would recommend trying, I would love to hear from you. I’m sure there are plenty more resources out there!
For welsh history, we found a great section under home learning with the Rhondda Heritage Park
They cover topics from:
- Meet the Romans
- Tudor life
- Victorian- Household
- Victorian Toys
- World war 1
- World war 2
- Tramroad walk
St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open–air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. Discover how people lived and worked in Wales in the past by visiting one of our many original re-erected historic buildings.
Check out the resources section, here you will find:
- Iron age Wales-Gods and war
- Homes through time– I can’t believe how small these houses are!
- Iron age Wales- Lives of the Celts
- Age of the princes
- My pocket guide to birds
- Time for washing
- Patchwork memory quilt
- Traditional toys from Wales
- Welsh women’s history
Love the houses in St Fagins!
60 second histories is a fun, pupil safe, online film resource that delivers EPIC history for kids in a simple and engaging format, ideal for teachers and home educators. From ancient civilisations through to WW1, our timeline of over 300 short history videos are great to use in the classroom or for homework. Children love our history clips and all come with teacher support notes and history lesson plans. As one of the top learning websites for kids, learning world history and picking up history facts is now at your fingertips for FREE with over 50 FREE history films to view. History Resource l KS1 History l KS2 History l KS3 History l KS4 History l Bitesize History Clips
For History you can believe in, take a 2-week free trial and discover:
- Over 300 history film clips in bitesize chunks, ideal for introducing, supporting and recapping topics in the classroom
- Over 15 epic eras covering KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 topics
- Comprehensive teacher support notes and lesson plans
- A secure Virtual Classroom area to prepare lessons and to share and view films safely online
- Films written and produced to support the National Curriculum and pedagogical approaches to teaching.
Anna enjoys using Alison.com, there are a multitude of free courses on there. She is in the middle of completing a diploma in legal studies at the moment and Customer service skills.
Here are the categories available:
- Teaching and Academics
- Personal Development
- Sales and Marketing
- Engineering and Construction
These courses would be more for Teens to complete. The courses are free but there is a small fee for certification. You can check out the pricing here.
This is a great platform Anna loves to write, again, I think this would be better for teens and budding writer’s, she has had over 20,000 reads on her book (proud parents alert!)
A platform that Anna likes to use for reading but she has said she prefers Wattpad.
What a fantastic platform for teaching kids to type and have fun do it! Roman really enjoys this site, I love to hear him laughing and learning and this site does just that. Did I mention it is FREE!
Great platform to help your children learn to read and Suitable for children ages 2–13.
Reading Eggs covers the five essential components of reading success: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.
You can sign up for a 30 day trial here
Your free trial gives you complete access to all of our five online education programmes: Reading Eggs Junior for ages 2–4, Reading Eggs for ages 3–7, Reading Eggspress for ages 7–13, Fast Phonics for ages 5–10 and Mathseeds, our online mathematics programme for ages 3–9!
There are 2 subscription options:
Monthly subscription: Reading eggs and Mathseeds: £6.99 billed monthly
Yearly subscription: Reading eggs and Mathseeds: £54.99
We love the experiments, upon subscribing, you get 2-3 experiments per month, Your first package arrives within 2 weeks of registration. Subsequent monthly packages will be delivered within 3 weeks of the shipping date. With automatic monthly billing. You can cancel, pause, or resume your subscription at any time.
Subscribe for £29.90 per month.
Or there is Mel kids -$34.90