Home learning support for families

Support for families
To support parents and carers, our subject experts have put together a selection of activities and materials, which are free for everyone to access.

 


Please note, all activities require parental support.

 

 

  • Curriculum-linked resources
  • Remote lessons for children
  • Tips and guidance for families
  • Educational family activities
  • Inspiration from STEM Ambassadors

Resources

  • Primary resources for home learning

  • Secondary biology resources for home learning

  • Secondary chemistry resources for home learning

  • Secondary physics resources for home learning

  • Secondary computing resources for home learning

  • Secondary design and technology resources for home learning

  • Secondary maths resources for home learning

  • Post-16 resources for home learning


Careers podcast: STEM Sessions

STEM Sessions puts a spotlight on science, technology, engineering and maths careers in the UK. Every episode features one of our STEM Ambassadors who gives an insight into their job, how they got there and how young people can follow the same path.
 
To support and complement the learning of the most vulnerable children at home, we have put together a comprehensive list of apps available on Android or iOS to enable children to stay engaged with learning if they can't fully access all of the resources schools have set.​ Suitable for all ages and key stages.
 

Remote lessons for children

We are offering pre-recorded, ready-to-watch, curriculum-linked computing and science lessons.

These lessons cover a range of topics and can be accessed at any time of day, making it easy to fit into your home learning schedule.
 

 


  • Science of learning for parents

    • Join Paul Howard-Jones to explore what goes on in the brain when learning is taking place, and what that means for how you can support your child's learning.

  • Home learning survival guide

    • Top tips on home learning, covering everything from making use of what you have around you to creating simple routines. 
       

  • Coping with coronavirus

    • Tips, advice and guidance about home learning and supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing during lockdown.
       


Primary

Starters for STEM

Starters for STEM consists of lots of easy to run activities suitable for children from 4-11. Designed for parents to use at home they help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. 

Find out more


STEM activities for the home

These exciting activity collections contain a range of fun, hands-on activities that can be used to engage primary aged children with science, technology, engineering and maths. They require little or no equipment so are ideal for home learning. 

50+ primary STEM activities


National STEM Club

The National STEM Club provides an opportunity for families to take part in club sessions provided by STEM Learning. Engage in practical, hands-on STEM activities that support curricular learning within an informal environment, boosting understanding and knowledge of STEM topics. 

Find out more here   Watch previous sessions here
 


Secondary

STEM activities for the home

These exciting activity collections contain a range of fun, hands-on activities that can be used to engage secondary school aged children with science, technology, engineering and maths. They require little or no equipment so are ideal for home learning. 

 
 

National STEM Club

The National STEM Club provides an opportunity for families to take part in club sessions provided by STEM Learning. Engage in practical, hands-on STEM activities that support curricular learning within an informal environment, boosting understanding and knowledge of STEM topics.  

Find out more here   Watch previous sessions here


STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors volunteer their time, enthusiasm and experience to encourage and inspire young people. Here are a few examples of the remote support 
they can offer families within the context of home learning.
Screen shots from STEM Ambassador videos
 

STEM Ambassador video collections

'Discover STEM' video collection
A collection of short videos linked to the curriculum, which also tie in with the Ambassador's career experiences.
 
STEM Ambassadors on screen
STEM Ambassadors share videos and interviews from their homes or workplaces. Find out about the equipment they use in their job, how things are working at home and more.
 

Videos from well-known STEM Ambassadors
Inspiring videos from famous STEM Ambassadors, including astronaut Tim Peake, featuring simple and engaging activity ideas, insight into life as an astronaut, the science behind how children learn and more.