Nature, the natural world and geography
As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries
and partners such as Explore Kent.
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
Edinburgh Zoo live webcams
(suitable for all ages and abilities)
- Watch the animal antics live fromEdinburgh
Zoo with our range of
Google Earth tours
- For ages, Google Earth has remained people's go-to service for
browsing our globe. All from the comfort of their home and couches.
Google Earth was completely overhauled in 2017. And that introduced
more virtual tours to the world's most exotic places and cultures.
This gives you a chance to learn more about them.
- Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who
have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of
their own city.
- Seek adventure and discovery with our new Invisible Cities
downloadable resources. Everyone can enjoy them, discover their
city like never before and hear about the work we do! You can
print these activity packs at home for children to enjoy and
- Virtual Tours of Manchester and Edinburgh can be
Live webcams including wildlife & Northern
- Explore's growing library consists of more than 250 original
films and 30,000 photographs from around the world. They showcase
our work at film festivals, on over 100 public broadcast and cable
channels, and on numerous online destinations including
explore.org, Snag Films, Hulu and TakePart.
Lonely Planet Kids
- Short videos include a London trail, animals of the Amazon
rainforest, how skyscrapers work.
National Geographic Kids
(suitable for primary-aged children)
- Let your child have fun discovering facts about their
incredible planet. There are activities and quizzes available
opportunities (suitable for all ages)
- 10 nature activities if you are self-isolating.
Nature in Your
- Nature in Your Neighbourhood offers a fulfilling and creative
project that young people aged 5 to 19 can complete within their
schools or homes - plus a chance to win fantastic prizes including filmmaking
fun and educational website teaching young children all about the
birds in the garden and all around them. The characters are bright
and bold, helping children to easily identify them. Families will
find lots of activities to keep children occupied, including
colouring in & spotting!
RSPB Learning (suitable for all
ages and abilities)
- RSPB Learning havs loads of great ideas and resources to
help kids and families connect with nature, from simple activities
they can do at home or at school, to wild clubs, fun articles and
family-friendly reserves and events.
Scouts - The Great Indoors
- While the Scouts normally love the great outdoors, they have
pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say
so ourselves) to keep kids entertained while schools are closed due
to coronavirus. Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun
(and avoid hearing 'I'm bored' every 30 seconds) all in
Steve Backshall's Live
- Live Lessons every Wednesday morning 9.30am UK time on
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Virtual Marine Biology
- During the school shutdowns, they decided to launch this
(very) informal, impromptu, Virtual Marine Biology Camp. We thought
it would be fun for a group of us to be able to hang out online and
talk about whales and dolphins and other marine life. Join Oceans
Initiative's scientists, Dr. Erin Ashe and Dr. Rob Williams, on
Mondays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. PDT, streaming live on both
Facebook and Instagram. If you missed an episode, you can watch the
Wildwood Trust home education
- Whether you're a seasoned home educator or you're just
starting out, the Wildwood Trust has developed a series of
worksheets and activities which are based on the National
Curriculum and appropriate for your child's year level. Be sure to
check this page often, as they will continue to update it on a
Woodland Trust home learning
- Discover nature activities for kids to do at home as they
run through some great ways to keep your children entertained while
teaching them about the season of spring. Just make sure you follow
government guidelines on social distancing.