Languages (including Sign Language)
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 Vision Communication.
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.
have been supplied to us by the Secondary School Improvement
service from The Education People
French (Key Stage 3)
Spanish (Key Stage 3)
British Sign Language free online
courses (suitable for all ages but £3 for under
- Learning British Sign Language with us is fun, easy,
& flexible. This unique online signing course is a
comprehensive introduction for anybody who is interested in
learning BSL. You can now learn wherever and whenever you
COVID short book for children in different
- This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full
range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is
important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a
source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on
fantasy. The recommendation is to print this material so children
can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through
repetitive play and stories read multiple times.
- Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for
correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our
bite-sized lessons are effective.
Learn songs in BSL with Wayne
Barrow (suitable for all ages)
- Wayne Barrow is a TV Presenter and also a Radio
Presenter. Starting his career in radio, he's developed a passion
for also working in television. Working his way
up the career ladder, he also also shared his love of British Sign
Language by using music videos to interpret the music.
in a different language with Mama Lisa (suitable
for all ages)
- Mama Lisa's World is the internet's premier destination
for children's songs from around the globe and for discussions of
international culture. It features thousands of traditional
songs from hundreds of countries and cultures and a major
collection of Mother Goose Rhymes. Mama Lisa's Blog focuses
on global recipes, holiday traditions, poetry and lively
conversations about childhood around the world.
- Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these
starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials
in core school subjects.
My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on
- This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing
Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by
global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of
the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers
and children in 104 countries.
Newbury Park: Language of the month
(suitable for all ages)
- Learn a few words in a different language.