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According to the House of Commons' Home education in England briefing paper (July 2019), estimates suggest that in 2018 there were around 53,000-58,000 registered home educated children in England; and that the number has increased in recent years.
Families homeschool for a number of reasons, whether it is a desire for a non-conventional approach to education, due to dissatisfaction with the school system, or in order to meet the specific needs of the child.
Whether you are already homeschooling and are looking for some fresh ideas, or if you are thinking about home educating, this home education roundup blog is sure to have something you are looking for.
Play fosters creativity, collaboration and problem-solving, all of which are important for good mental health. Playing is a fantastic way to develop relationships and resilience. Read our tips from how to gamify learning to using topics as the basis for learning.
Don’t reinvent the wheel, use our free live learning lessons to introduce your children to Manga Art, Hieroglyphs, Rainforest Animals or get them writing with our Gingerbread Man or Evacuee Diaries lessons.
It can be easy to fall into a routine of doing the same subjects or activities. If you would like some inspiration for fun routes into a range of different subjects, then look no further than our blog of Fun Home Learning Activities for Parents of Primary Children. From baking to coding you’re sure to find an idea or two you can add into your week.
This olympic-themed activity blog contains lots of olympic-themed activities, including learning about time zones, measuring time and distance and designing athletes’ uniforms. Start by learning about triathlons, pentathlons and decathlons - find out what the prefixes mean and then create your own family event.
This Easter-themed activity blog has 5 Easter activities you can do at home. Each activity is easy to do with primary school-aged children and doesn't require hard to come by resources.
Our favourite activity is making tissue paper window decorations. They are easy to do and brighten up a room. When you’ve made them have a go at the other activities too.
Jennie, from Edspire, loved school as a child. As an adult she worked as a primary school teacher, but she ended up homeschooling her children. Read her blog to find out about her home education journey.
For Nicola, 'Home Education' certainly isn't 'school at home'. Her family goes on plenty of trips to tie in with the topics they are learning about. Read more about Nicola’s home education journey in her blog.
If you are a UK home educator and you would like to write a guest blog for us about home education, send us an email. We would love to have your voice on our blog.
These blogs contain all the information you need to help you make an informed decision about your homeschooling options.
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Great resources and saves time spent on planning.
I decided to do about a Scottish mountain with the class for the tourist part (get them excited about sonewhere to go in the uk!!)
So pleased it was mentioned in the unit
As a Scot who has lived in England for 23 years, it’s made me very happy!
Just great visuals and info
We are so glad that you have enjoyed using the resources, Louise (we hope your class did too!). Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :-)
Just gives key information in accessible way.
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Excellent to help KS1 with tricky words and spelling.
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