As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries
and partners such as The Rochester Bridge Trust.
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
- Cardboard Capers is a weekly family craft challenge set by
Animate Arts Company CIC. It is free to take part in and uses
families' imaginations and materials destined for the recycling
bin. The Challenges launch every Friday morning at 9am on
Climate Museum UK
- This campaign encourages people to take #TimetoMend and to share their creative
acts of upcycling and mending.
Home Learning Packs from
- At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that
education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented
challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come
together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a
series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending
work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some
activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a
primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with
suggested activities and supporting materials to support your
- Creativity learning pack: The
creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum
links to art, computing, DT, English, music,
PE and PSHE.
- LGBT history learning pack: The
LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history,
music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.
How stuff works
- HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college
professor's kitchen table. From there, we quickly grew into an
award-winning source of unbiased, reliable,
easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world
Rochester Bridge Trust (soon to be a
Kent Children's University Learning Destination)
Their Fun and Quizzes page has some ideas to try at home or
school to find out more about Rochester Bridges and other bridges
around the world.
For those who want to learn more, they have produced an
education kit of 12 Sessions for teachers, homeschoolers and
families which can be used as a complete programme or any of the
any of the Sessions can be used alone. They have developed
the programme by running afterschool clubs for Key
Stage 2 pupils and our family bridge building activities.
- Unearth your inner engineer. Take control of the future
of engineering … it's in your hands. Colliding
gaming and engineering together, Skills Miner is a newly created
world, which uncovers, captures and endorses your gaming expertise
against engineering skills.
- "Alex Horne here,
the Taskmaster(s assistant), to make self isolating and social
distancing slightly more bearable with #HomeTasking. Keep an eye out on
Twitter for each task, send in your attempts, and you could feature
in a highlight reel of all my favourites here on
TeenTech City of Tomorrow
- TeenTech City offers students aged 8-13the opportunity to apply
their knowledge of science, technology and engineering to create
their City of Tomorrow where no ideas are too big and everything is
smarter, kinder and safer than before.
- You'll join us for a Live Build introduction session on the
Tuesday at 10:00am where we'll set the challenge (1 hour)
- Your child (or children) will have a couple of days to design
their building, and construct a model (using recycled materials)
You can submit their ideas, and photographs of their model,
- You'll then join us again on Friday at 10:00am for a Live
Feedback Session with industry experts who will answer questions
from your child and provide feedback on their projects!!
- TeenTech Innovation Sessions offerstudents aged 11 - 18,insight
into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie
within them. We are now offering these sessions online and each
session will be hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting
- You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global
challenges and learn more about different careers.
- Sessions include: Wednesday 13th May - 10am - Dallas
Campbell - Space and Monday 18th May - 10am - Rolls Royce.