For the latest medical advice, visit NHS.uk/Coronavirus.
The Department for Education has produced a list of online education resources for home education which can be found here.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published new advice to help people, particularly children, stay safe online during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance sets out a four-point plan and recommends reviewing security and safety settings, checking facts and guarding against disinformation, being vigilant against fraud and scams, and managing the amount of time spent online.
The National Literacy Trust and Oak National Academy's Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from much-loved children’s authors - providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.
From Monday 11th January, the BBC is bringing the biggest ever education programme in history to our screens. CBBC will have a three-hour programme for primary school children from 9am and BBC Two will have at least two hours of content every weekday for secondary school children. You can find out more here.
Bitesize Daily will also deliver a daily tailored programme of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.
Ten Pieces a long-running school music programme by the BBC that introduces 7-14 year olds to the world of classical music, has launched two new major initiatives ensuring children can continue to get creative and enjoy music this summer term.
The County Council is sharing a free e-book, written by a Southampton nurse, for parents and carers to read with younger children to help them understand coronavirus and the rules they must follow to stay safe. The e-book will be promoted by the Library Service on social media.
In order to assist home educators, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has made its extensive range of exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities and resources available, free to all children and parents. The education materials can be accessed at:
- Primary: https://education.theiet.org/home-learning-resources-key-stage-1-and-2/
- Secondary: https://education.theiet.org/home-learning-resources-key-stage-3-and-4