Day 4: Maps and Oceans and Farming and more

Are we only a week into this? It feels like a month…

Hello again, happy home-schooling heroes!

My apologies for missing the last two days. Balancing jobs and home-schooling is always tricky, and sometimes side-projects have to take a backseat. I’m a little more organised now, so hopefully, I can get back into the daily groove.

But you’re not here to hear about that, are you? You’re here for the resources!



Aquila magazine are making their subscriber resources available for free during lockdown. Here’s a fun map-making activity that helps children focus on what maps are and what they do.

Digital Ocean School

Surfers Against Sewage have a digital ocean school, divided into week-long subjects. Week one is all about the rocky shore:

There’s a fact sheet and colouring sheet to support the video, among other resources.

Life as a 10 year old farmer

My daughters absolutely loved this:

It’s unusual for them to experience other children talking to them about animals, I think, and this little fellow did a good job in connecting with them.

Learn Birdsong

There are two things I’d like to be able to do — and which would be great for my daughters to learn, too:

  1. Identify trees well

  2. Identify birds by their song

This new YouTube series will help with (2) at least!

Grown-ups Corner

The Wildlife Trust have a lovely wee PDF of ideas of staying connected with nature while working from home.