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Monday, 01 February 2021
Helpful Humanities Home Learning

Help your child with their humanities subjects by using this week's selection of Geography, History and Cultural Heritage resources that will encourage children to think on a local and national scale.

Ages 3 - 6

Children are encouraged to go on a walk each week using this Countdown to Spring Activity Book and note the changes they see in their local environment. They are encouraged to note these changes in a Countdown to Spring log book.

This Cloud Identity Chart contains everything you need to know to be able forecast the weather. Use the tally chart to record your observations and develop your meteorological skills.

Spend some time Gazing up at the Clouds using these resources from Learning Through Landscapes . Discussing what you can see encourages verbal literacy, descriptive skills and creating ideas. Can you make up stories to link the different things you can see in the clouds?

Long before we could tune in to a weather forecast on the TV, radio or internet, we had to spot signs of Future Weather in other ways. Nature and animals have some great examples of giving us clues to when storms or wet weather are on their way.

Ages 7 - 11

Do you know what grows in your local area, and who gets it from the field or the sea to your plate? This resource created for primary school aged children will enable them to map their Local Food System, with links to the geography curriculum, and ideas for history, as well as global citizenship. A Welsh language version is also available.

Buildings are found everywhere and the countryside is no exception. Farm buildings and other countryside structures make ideal topics for a History Study by pupils.

With Shrove Tuesday coming up on Tuesday 16th February why not investigate this Guided Exploration of Pancakes through a series of questions with suggested website links so that pupils can discover the origins of Pancake Day, how pancake ingredients are produced and how they are eaten all over the world.

British foods raise some intriguing questions about our past, have a read through this Potted History of British Food to find out why we are a nation of curry lovers and what made us eat fish and chips? And what on earth is Marmite all about?

Ages 11 - 16

Check out The Conscious Consumer Project, the activities explore topical issues that span boundaries of agriculture, food and society which link closely to Geography, Science, and Food Preparation & Nutrition.

Habitat loss and conservation strategies are important topics in Geography, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust have produced a range of curriculum-linked resources for secondary school pupils to explore bumblebees in an engaging and inspirational way.

This booklet has been created with GCSE Geography students in mind and will help them investigate aspects of chicken meat production whilst giving them a chance to practise Geography skills exam style questions.

This e-booklet in the Controversial Issues series by LEAF helps students to examine the issue of Plastic Packaging in detail with suggested activities and links to useful articles.

For more home education resources, go to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub. We will also be posting a blog highlighting a range of resources on the themes of Art & Design. All resources were originally written for school use, but are equally suitable for education at home, while following government guidelines on social distancing.

Do share what you are doing with us, and other home educators, at #CountrysideClassroom.

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Helpful Humanities Home Learning
LEAF Education works to engage, motivate, and inspire young people through experiential learning in order to equip our future generations with a balanced and informed insight into food production, farming and the environment. As the leading agri-education organisation we connect farmers, teachers, and young people, to support our future generations...    Read More
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