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Free educational resources, plus crafts, colouring pages, worksheets and other activities

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Free online courses covering a variety of subjects

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Various resources are available via their Education Department here

Resources are open to open to Home Educating families as well as schools etc

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Free online resources for primary and secondary age covering a variety of subjects

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Free Primary and secondary resources for free covering Science, Geography, Design and Technology and Business Studies

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Learn English Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.

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Free learning resources available to home educators

Learning packs can be ordered, as well as there being a number of downloadable resources on the website.

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Various games and resources to help assist with English skills.  Including free online games for children

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Various courses including making a website and learning programming languages

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Online Maths Tutor program.  A free trial is often available, and there is a 40% discount code which is available.

Voucher Code: EDFREEDOM

(correct as at 11th March 2016)

In addition, there is a lady who has arranged a group subscription which may work out cheaper than the discount code above.  Details available on the All Ways Educating site – cost at the time of writing is £31 a year

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Various free online resources – mainly for primary aged children.  Also has a useful news section with links to other resources

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Resources for children aged 3 to 11 years about dental hygiene

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Reading system offering free trial

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Online subscription based service covering a variety of topics

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To support a parent’s right to choose to home educate their children, EducationCity.com is offering all parents who home educate £10 off when they subscribe at home.

To benefit, simply subscribe as usual and enter the code HomeEd when prompted.

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Register here for your free Grow Wild seed packet

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Register online for your Grow Your Own Potatoes kit.  These are limited and subject to availability

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Free resources to encourage discussion in and around film.

There is also help and support to start your own film club.

You can also register to be informed of updates including free screening for films in some areas.

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If you are a home educator and want to add an inspiring, nature based outdoor skill set and knowledge base to your child’s education, then Jack Raven Bushcraft can help!
Our team have arranged a 20% off discount for all Home Educators.

(current as at 14th March 2016)

If you are a home educator and want to add an inspiring, nature based outdoor skill set and knowledge base to your child’s education, then Jack Raven Bushcraft can help!
Our team have arranged a 20% off discount for all Home Educators.

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Free online resources covering a variety of subjects including: Math, Science, Economics and finance, Arts and humanities, Computing

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The ZAP team runs workshops in London, the Midlands and the North East.  Details of dates are available on this page

Other resources are also available here

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Literacy Planet do offer a Home Educator discount. They are no longer giving out codes – the Parent/Home Educator needs to email them to request so they can apply the discount to your account.

There should be free trials available on their site – after which the pricing will be 50% off when the discount is applied

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lovelanguage.co.uk provides hundreds of easy to use French and Spanish resources for non-language specialist primary teachers: 

  • Topics are designed to complement Education Scotland’s “A 1+2 Approach to Modern Languages“.
  • If there’s a resource you need, just get in touch and I’ll work on adding it.
  • With new resources coming every week keep up to date through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Resources cover a range of abilities to try to provide something for every pupil in the class.
  • Each unit has a number of image only resources that can be used for other languages.
  • A sample unit can be found here, or get a sneak peek at what else is on offer here.

HOME EDUCATORS:
Home educators receive a 20% discount off the lowest price tier bringing the annual subscription to £31.20. To subscribe, please read the terms and conditions, complete the home educator subscription form and return it to subscriptions@lovelanguage.co.uk.

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For Reading Eggs, we would offer 12 months at £25.00, instead of the usual £39.95.
For Mathseeds, we would offer 12 months at £20.00, instead of the usual £29.95.
Alternatively, we have a combined subscription, which would give 12 months access to both programs, and would cost £40.00 instead of the usual £47.95.
If you wanted to subscribe for more than one child for the same product at the same time, then you would also benefit from our 50% family discount. The first child to subscribe for within the transaction would be at the Home Educator price, and then all children thereafter would be £19.95 or £14.95 each for Reading Eggs and Mathseeds respectively, or at £23.95 for the combined subscription.
If you would like to go ahead with any subscriptions, then please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01173 600 248 – I can process this over the phone for you.
Alternatively, please let me know the best number and time to call you, or if I can help with anything else!
Please do feel free to advise your members of our pricing and suggest them to get in contact 🙂
(Details correct per email 11th March 2016)
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Free sign up – offer a “freebate” scheme, whereby you decide what to pay, and if the child completes the activities, you get the amount paid back.

See here for more details

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Online resources for age groups from 8 to 18 to help with financial education

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Each month, subscribers receive a time machine postal box packed with fun activities, all linked to a different period in history.
Through a combination of fiction, non-fiction, crafts (Bumper Pack) and fun puzzles, children will gain a solid understanding of a different historical time each month, while being inspired to love history! Now available in 1, 3 and 6-month plans!
 
Classic Pack:    £7.95 (+ £0.95 UK postage; £1.95 EU postage; £2.95 worldwide postage). 
Bumper Box: £12.95 (+ £2.95 UK postage; £3.95 EU postage; £5.95 worldwide postage).
Use discount code EDFREE10 to get 10% off full price.
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Each month, subscribers receive a time machine postal box packed with fun activities, all linked to a different period in history.
Through a combination of fiction, non-fiction, crafts (Bumper Pack) and fun puzzles, children will gain a solid understanding of a different historical time each month, while being inspired to love history! Now available in 1, 3 and 6-month plans!
 
Classic Pack:    £7.95 (+ £0.95 UK postage; £1.95 EU postage; £2.95 worldwide postage). 
Bumper Box: £12.95 (+ £2.95 UK postage; £3.95 EU postage; £5.95 worldwide postage).
Use discount code EDFREE10 to get 10% off full price.
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Resources to compliment visits to National Trust for Scotland sites, but can be used alone too

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Resource for reading, writing and spelling especially for those with dyslexia

Nessy are happy to offer a 20% discount on Nessy Reading & Spelling (annual licences only & online orders only). Customers simply have to enter the coupon code ‘edfree16’ at the checkout.

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Resource for reading, writing and spelling especially for those with dyslexia

Nessy are happy to offer a 10% discount on Nessy Reading & Spelling (annual licences only & online orders only). Customers simply have to enter the coupon code ‘educationalfreedom17’ at the checkout.

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Free ebooks and also activity sheets and online games for Maths and English

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Various resources designed to help parents with learning activities and also worksheets

Some free resources, others available with a subscription

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Various resources including government and politics, history and citizenship

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A new website is due, however this is the old site which includes Learning Packs which can be downloaded and printed

The site in relation to the new Postal Museum is http://postalmuseum.org/ however the museum is not due to open until 2017

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Primary Leap offer a promotional code for home educating families – this is HE50OFF and offers a 50% discount off all subscriptions.

(Current as at 11th March 2016)

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Discounts as at 11th March 2016:

For Reading Eggs, we would offer 12 months at £25.00, instead of the usual £39.95.
For Mathseeds, we would offer 12 months at £20.00, instead of the usual £29.95.
Alternatively, we have a combined subscription, which would give 12 months access to both programs, and would cost £40.00 instead of the usual £47.95.
If you wanted to subscribe for more than one child for the same product at the same time, then you would also benefit from our 50% family discount. The first child to subscribe for within the transaction would be at the Home Educator price, and then all children thereafter would be £19.95 or £14.95 each for Reading Eggs and Mathseeds respectively, or at £23.95 for the combined subscription.
If you would like to go ahead with any subscriptions, then please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01173 600 248 – I can process this over the phone for you.
Alternatively, please let me know the best number and time to call you, or if I can help with anything else!
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Various first aid resources for children, with “teachers area” with additional resources

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Various free teaching resources from various businesses and charitable sectors

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Register online in order to receive your free pack which is open to Home Educators

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Various items available in the resource bank which are free.  Alternatively an annual subscription is open for nursery or primary ages to unlock additional printable resources and online games.

Scholastic also offer books and other resources and have regular sales.

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Annual event – you can register online as a home educator in order to be kept informed of the annual events.  Also free downloadable resources are available once you have registered and logged in to the website

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You can download free education packs involving “reduce, reuse, recycle” or you can order them via this link

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Free activities to help children learn about the Amazon rainforest.

Downloadable resources available using this link

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Free online resources, or you can pay to further your access to resources to help your child learn to read.

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There are online field trips/videos available online.  Also, you can make contact with your local Tesco store who offer trails including a tour of the store, Healthy Eating and Sustainability

There is also a searchable directory for free Farm to Fork trails at suppliers

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Search and request free resources online (donations optional) including DVDs and leaflets to cover subjects including keeping your heart healthy

Resources suitable from primary age to adult

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Two free kits which are available to home educators as well as schools.

The ideas box introduces the design process and gives children the chance to try it out for themselves.  The engineering box gives the chance to take apart a Dyson machine to learn about engineering.

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Lots of free print items available from this link

Also, there are free courses available here

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Educational games and quizzes to learn about science, engineering and natural world.

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Subscription service providing arts and craft materials for projects.  3 sizes available

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Both a free and a subscription service is offered.  Keep an eye on the Twinkl Home Educators facebook page for support and special offers.  Direct link to the specific page here

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Art and Craft project / resource boxes sent to your home via a subscription service

You can use the code LOVEHOMEED to get your 1st, 5th and 10th box free

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This is an annual offer – to celebrate World Book Day, you can register on the website to receive free £1 vouchers which can either be used to get specific books for free, or to be used against the value of another book.

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