The list is not comprehensive, and activities may not reflect Friends of Barnes Common policies. As always, have a browse through and choose whatever you feel may work for you in your own situation. Have some fun – and don’t forget to share your own ideas! We will be adding activities and ideas so please do check back often. Last updated 19.05.2020
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NEW! Five fabulous ident sheets to help you learn more about the plants and creatures that live on Barnes Common:
NEW Flowers on Barnes Common (May/June)
NEW Flowers on Barnes Common (July/August)
NEW Butterflies on Barnes Common (Sheet 1/2)
NEW Butterflies on Barnes Common (Sheet 2/2)
Latest News Weekly articles from Team FoBC about wildlife on the Common
Learning from Home Ideas and resources, regularly updated
Sharon on the Vine Regular posts with ideas for Learning and Growing from home
Will on the Common: Regular conservation news and updates
GENERAL EXTERNAL LINKS & RESOURCES
A Guide to Lifting Up in Lockdown Written by Whole School Approach Project Coordinator, Abbey Jane Rowe, at Newport MIND. Specifically written with young people in mind, this contains sound well-being advice for us all.
BBC Bitesize Lots of curriculum-linked ideas and information
BBC micro:bit home learning Super-easy guides to get you coding. Playful projects to build your digital skills together, perfect for ages 8 and up
Bumble Bee Conservation Trust Lovely set of resources for all ages
Creative Star Learning Index Loadsa stuff! Early Years/Key Stage 1 mostly. Great articles for adults.
Fitness with Joe 30 minute daily exercise workouts for the entire family
Food, a Fact of Life – Remote food-based learning ideas.
FSC Biolinks – Field Studies Council with lots of ecology-focused ideas for all ages
Homestart Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow Keeping families connected
Indoor travelling Blog with ideas for heading off ‘round the world, virtually
Inspired by Attenborough – This one really needs no introduction at all. A must for all ages.
John Muir Trust Creativity, Nature & Mental Health. Inspiration for all ages.
Learning through Landscapes Cross-curricular ideas. Most Early Years/Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2
RBG Kew Curriculum-aligned resources designed for Key Stages One through Five
RSPB Wild Challenge Get closer to nature, have fun – and earn awards for doing it!
Secret London Sir David Attenborough teaching Geography, Danny Dyer exploring Henry VIII, Ed Balls delivering Maths lessons, Grayson Perry offering on-line art classes …. fantastic learning opportunities for us all! #notjustforthekids
Solitary Bees Ident – simple guide identifying our solitary bees
South East Rivers Trust – Key Stage 3 – adult. Find out more about our rivers here.
South London Botanical Institute Helpful set of resources from our friends at SLBI
That Science Lady Curriculum-linked Science at home
Woodland Trust A – Z of British Trees What it says!
Woodland Trust Nature Detectives This old favourite has had a make-over – well worth exploring everything!
Woodland Trust Ten activities if you are self-isolating with kids
Woodland Trust Nature Scavenger Hunts. Again, great favourites that can be as complex or as simple as you choose