North East Lincolnshire Council

Home learning and activities

There’s lots of interesting things to see and do with your children during school closures, to keep their minds active and keep them learning, during school closures. Here is a list of great content from across the web; find celebrity video lessons, useful resources from the BBC, educational games, virtual tours of attractions and much more. We even have a selection of short videos, from teachers that teach at our local schools, providing us with their top tip for not only homeschooling, but also keeping active.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many of us have come to rely on the internet more than ever, as at present, it is the only way we can do certain things, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please be extra vigilant with children when they’re accessing the internet and please ensure they’re appropriately supervised and/or that you have robust parental controls in place. For more details on how to keep children safe online, please visit the following:

There is a new national helpline which has been launched, to help parents who are homeschooling, through the pandemic, which is run by teachers and parenting experts and also endorsed by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson. The service is free and the call is charged at the same price you would normally pay to ring a local landline or it would use any inclusive minutes you have. Please call StarLine on 0330 3139162 if you require any advice or help.

Celebrities Teach Live

Many celebrities have created live webcasts on YouTube or their own sites, where they give up some of their time to entertain and educate families and children, with fun and interesting activities, to inspire children of all ages. Most of these videos can also be watched on demand, so there’s no need to miss out.

11 am: English with David Walliams (World of David Walliams)

12 pm: Jamie Oliver – Lunch or Art (Jamie Oliver’s website)

Local Teachers’ Top Tips

Take a look at the below videos produced by local teachers offering advice to those who are home schooling. Their top tips include:

  • Make a realistic timetable so children know when they’re going to be working, but also when they are going to have a break
  • Read, read, and read more
  • Enjoy playtime
  • Do activities outside in your garden if you can
  • Don’t do too much in one go
  • Work somewhere quiet, with few distractions
  • Use online resources

To support children during this period, Twinkl is offering teacher in England access to all resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They’re also extending this to every parent and carer and child, so all children with online access can still use their learning materials. This can be accessed at offer Twinkl’s website and enter code UKTWINKLHELPS.

All information was accurate at the time of writing. The information and materials that this information sheet contains is provided by North East Lincolnshire Council in good faith. All information and materials in this document are for your general information and use only, they do not constitute any advice, recommendation or endorsement. North East Lincolnshire Council does not guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information and materials contained in this email, nor does it guarantee the quality or fitness for purposes of any works, goods or services that may be provided by any third party. To avoid doubt, no liability is accepted in this regard.