Supporting at-home learning

There are a number of resources available to help parents with supporting learning and creativity at home, below are just some of them.

You can return to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) support page here.

Support for parents

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National Parent Forum Scotland: has produced some Educational Resources for Parents and
Parentline Scotland: a free helpline, email and web-chat service from Children 1st and Edinburgh Together offering support for parents and carers. Tel: 08000 28 22
Parentzone Education Scotland is a national body for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching, working in partnership with Scottish Government and various partner groups to develop information and advice about how parents can get further involved in their child’s
Glow Access to Glow is restricted to learners and educators to ensure that it is a safe online environment. However, several resources are provided to help keep parents informed about their children’s
Parent Club Scotland The Scottish Government’s advice and support service to parents and families. A wide range of advice, hints and tips on social distancing, health information as well as learning at
Enquire Information and advice and resources for parents and families of children with additional support

Partners & Armed Forces support

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Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET) Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity, committed to giving Armed Forces children every opportunity to achieve and
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust details on emergency funds available and the launch of programmes to support the Armed Forces
Naval Families Federation Information for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families during the coronavirus outbreak.Covid-19 updates,
Useful Resources
Army Families Federation (AFF) Information for Army families during the coronavirus outbreak.covid-19 – education,
Chief of Defence – letter to families
RAF Families Federation Information for RAF families during the coronavirus outbreak.Coronavirus: education support,
COVID-19 advice for parents of children in UK Boarding Schools

Mental health and wellbeing

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Childline help and advice on a wide range of issues available by telephone, online chat, email or forum support FREE Helpline 0800
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. They support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 400 staff across Scotland. Their website has a dedicated COVID Hub page, that includes resources for Keeping
Young Scot have just launched an initiative for young people to submit any questions directly to the First Minister to answer on Covid-19 – and then they will be hosting and Q&A
Parentline Scotland Free helpline from Children 1st, email and web-chat service offering advice and support for parents and carers. Available Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-12pm tel: 0800028 22

At-home education resources

ResourceSite address
Home Learning Site a wide range of resources available are across several different curricular areas and in line with Scotland’s Curriculum for
DEKKO Comics Over 140 educational comic stories to help you with your schoolwork. Dekko Comics teach lessons through fun and very whacky comic
Reading Force Keeping forces families close and connected through shared
BBC Bitesize has videos and interactive lessons for all age groups and subject
BBC Scotland has a range of educational programmes each
Twinkl home learning support on a range of subjects for ages 3-5, 5-7 and
Spelling City has online spelling and vocabulary games that help children explore spelling, phonics and aspects of writing. Printable resources are also
The Literacy Shed has a wide range of films and visual resources and your child can choose a genre that meets their individual interests, such as adventure, history, myths and legends, and fun. Each short film is accompanied with discussion questions and suggested follow-up
Topmarks has a variety of literacy-based learning games for 3-11-year olds, including letters, sounds, punctuation, spelling, grammar and much more that can reinforce the learning set by your child’s
Authorfy have a 10-minute writing and illustration
World of David Walliams for his reading Audio
Story Time for Home Time for end of day

Numeracy and maths

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Mathsfactor website with lots of numeracy
Khan Academy has videos and interactive courses for almost every maths topic
Corbett Maths has video tutorials and worksheets on many

Social subjects

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BBC Newsround is a good resource for social subjects and current affairs written for children to
History Hit podcast with Dan


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Steve Backshall YouTube channel has lots on science and
Science Show Bob YouTube channel goes live from Glasgow Science

Music and Art

ResourceSite address
Myleene’s Music Klass YouTube channel with regular
The Primary Art Class with videos and resources on


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Virtually There modern languages tv
Duolingo mobile app with game-style
(Online suggestions made available by Royal Navy – Learning & Development (LDO) Resources; Renfrewshire Council, April 2020)