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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 Kent Sport.  

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.


These resources have been supplied to us by colleagues from Kent Sport

Active for Life (raising physically literate kids)

  • These resources are suitable for children from birth.  Active for Life is a Candanian initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.


Active Challenge - Fortune Teller

  • Take the active challenge and develop skills with favourite playground games.


Cosmic Kids

  • Making yoga and mindfulness FUN for children and young people.


Disney Dance Along - Emma and Lara's "Good to be Bad" from Descendants 3

  • Get ready to step it up with This Girl Can and the Disney Channel. See Lara and her mum Emma dance to "Good to be Bad" from the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants 3.


Explore Kent

  • And of course, there is always walking … as long as it's not in large groups!



  • GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!


GoNoodle - Banana, Banana, Meatball (Make A Pattern)

  • Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this rap...so sing and dance along to this lit pattern song by Blazer Fresh!



  • Award-winning teaching resources designed to get kids active.


Kent Sport - Everyday activities

  • If due to the Coronavirus, you are now staying at home or indoors, you might find these ideas helpful from MIND to help with your overall wellbeing.  You can use this link to register for active idea newsletters too.


Kent Sport information

  • We also have information on our page for parents about supporting children generally with sport, including finding the right club, safeguarding, being an active role model, etc.


Kent Sport - Primary school updates

  • You can find out more about activities suitable for primary-aged children here.  You can also use this link to subscribe to their newsletters.


Move like the Avengers

  • What happens when Marvel's Super Heroes, The Avengers, combine forces with Les Mills and fitness legends Diana Mills and Bas Hollander? Millions of children get inspired to#MoveLikeTheAvengers!


#MyActiveRainbow Challenge

  • Please view the document below to start the Kent School Games, My Active Rainbow Challenge in partnership with Kent Children's University.
  • This challenge is suitable for children and young people in yrs 1-5


NHS Change 4 Life activities

  • Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From their fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving.


NHS Change 4 Life accessible activities

  • There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active - start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them.


Oxford Owl - Discovery Walks

  • Get ideas for fun outdoor learning activities to develop early counting skills, make patterns, and practise times tables and problem solving with items collected from trips to the park, forest or beach. Educational author and parent Isabel Thomas shares her advice.


Sport England - How to stay active when you are at home

  • Sport England has compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you are at home, if you're well enough.


This Girl Can

  • This organisation has teamed up with Disney to create dance routines to help you get active with your children.


There are also lots of good picture books that encourage movement, such as the examples here:

Get moving! 10 books designed to get children moving

  • Reading doesn't have to be a quiet, couch-centered activity.  For a little one who is bursting with energy and can barely sit still for a page or two, these ten books are ideal - they practically insist that kiddos get up and move around.  Prepare for lots of bouncing, jumping, and clapping … and some very happy little readers.



Other support materials include:

Big Ideas at home

  • Big Ideas delivers a wide range of projects, primarily in the sectors of culture, heritage and sports. Current projects include:
  1. Foundations at Home
  2. No Barriers at Home
  3. The Great Exhibition at Home


Dance with Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse

  • Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse is providing dance classes for children and adults on her social media platforms, with help from her husband Marius Lepure.   Mabuse's kids dance classes are being streamed to her FacebookInstagram and YouTube accounts at 11:30am every day until at least 30th March.  The classes are saved onto Mabuse's YouTube page after the livestream has finished, so they can still be enjoyed even if you aren't available at the exact start time.


Football School Friday

  • Football School Friday starts at 10am with Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton on the Football School via YouTube. 


Home Learning Packs from Stonewall

  • 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 child's learning:
  1. Creativity learning pack:  The creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, computing, DT, English, music, PE and PSHE.
  2. LGBT history learning pack:  The LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history, music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.


Jasmin Vardimon Pop-Up Space

  • As we are all self-isolated at home and facing the challenges of staying healthy, keeping fit and connecting with one another, this month we are delighted to offer our Pop Up Space classes FREE online. Jasmin Vardimon invites you to join us from your own home, to keep moving and strengthen your body.


NHS Fitness Studio

  • Use the tabs at the top of the page to choose a workout from the NHS Fitness Studio's range of online exercise videos.   These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. 



  • PE WITH JOE (Joe Wicks, the Body Coach) starts on Monday 23rd March at 9am on his YouTube Channel.  These sessions will take place Monday to Friday and are suitable for all children, young people and their families.


The Royal Opera House's opera and ballet live streams

  • As part of The Royal Opera House's  #OurHouseToYourHouse initiative, a major opera or ballet will be streamed every Friday at 7pm