At a time when more families are engaged in home learning, the MWC team wanted to share online resources that might be useful over the coming months. 

General advice on Home Learning 

Home Learning UK are sharing their expertise – https://homelearninguk.weebly.com/ 
 
MWC’s Maria loves opera for so to find out the best places for streamed opera check out BachTrack’s list – https://bachtrack.com/search-opera/medium=2,3 
 
Explore Folk Music from around the World with https://folkcloud.com 

Singing 

Need inspiration for some new songs? Check out Sing Up who are currently offering free resources – https://www.singup.org/home-schooling 
 
For families who have budding instrumentalists here is some advice on specific instrument challenges: 
 
 
Ever wondered how to tune a violin? ViolinSchool have a handy resource to help you https://www.violinschool.com/how-to-tune-a-violin/ 

Creative Activities 

 
The Roald Dahl Museum has great resources to help children develop their creative writing skills – https://www.roalddahl.com/museum/make-stories 
 
Creative Boom have put together links to lots of fun creative activities at – https://www.creativeboom.com/resources/fun-activities-to-do-at-home-brought-to-you-by-the-wonderful-creative-community/ 
 
Felt Tip Pen gives lots of suggestions for Art activities – http://felt-tip-pen.com/art-teaching-resources-you-can-access-anywhere/ 
Get free ballet Lessons with the English National Ballet – https://www.youtube.com/user/enballet 
 
If you are looking for inspiration for theming activities, visit Teaching Ideas for festivals and celebrations from around the World – https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/events/march 
 
London Bubble have created a free Speech Bubbles resource full of activities for drama at https://www.londonbubble.org.uk/parent_project/speech-bubbles/ 
 
64 Million Artists are sharing a daily creative challenge, sign up at https://64millionartists.com/ 

Exploring Art 

Have a virtual day out at the National Gallery – https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours 
 
Explore Tate Modern with Nick Grimshaw and Francis Morris – https://www.tate.org.uk/art/360-video/grimshaw 
 

General Home-Learning Activities 

BBC Bitesize includes resources and activities for children and young people from age 3 up – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 
 
TTS are offering free downloadable resources for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 – https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html 
 
Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust has free projects for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 on their website. These are broken into weekly tasks. Visit their site – https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ 
 
NASA kids club has lots of activities for children – https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html 

Launguages 

Duolingo is a free app that supports learning a wide range of languages – https://www.duolingo.com/ 
 
Rosetta Stone is offering free access to their resources for the next 3 months – https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/ 

Reading 

Audible Stories now has free classic children’s stories – https://stories.audible.com/discovery 
 
The World of David Walliams is offering free audio stories – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 
 
Literary Shed + has free resources for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 – https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources 
 
Ok, it’s not quite summer yet, but the Summer Reading Challenge has lots of great resources – https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 
 
The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival is an international online literature festival running from 27th March until 11th April 2020 – https://stayathomefest.wordpress.com/ 
 
And the British Library have great resources and activities linked to children’s books – https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books. 

History 

Did you know you can do virtual visits to museums such as the British Museum? Read their top tips on how to access their amazing collection – https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/ 
 
The Chester Beatty Museum in Dublin is one of Maria’s favourite museums, visit their virtual museum at https://chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/gift-of-a-lifetime/ 
 
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has more than 103,500 objects in its online collection – https://www.ashmolean.org/ 

Mental Health 

And of course, supporting children, young people and their families with mental health. 
 
N.B. MWC is not affiliated with any of these websites. This list should not be taken as a recommendation for any products or services (and those featured should not claim any recommendation). All data and GDPR rules – and terms and conditions – should be closely scrutinised by schools and parents. 
 
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