Links and Resources

Links and Resources

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

Any activities should be carried out in accordance with

current Government guidelines

New w/c 1 June: 

Geography A Level One-stop shop here for quality resources and support

Recycling, Reducing, Reusing Great ideas from our friends at Wandsworth Council

Sustainable Soils find out more about the Science of Soils

Finding Treasure in Nature: Five fabulous sheets to help you learn more about the plants and creatures that live on Barnes Common:

Flowers on Barnes Common (May/June)   

Flowers on Barnes Common (July/August)

Butterflies on Barnes Common (Sheet 1/2)

Butterflies on Barnes Common (Sheet 2/2)

Minibeasties on Barnes Common

Home Grown  Free seeds – join our Sunflower Superhighway!

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


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

Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

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

Nature Detectives Tree ID for Kids

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