Welcome to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub

Here you can find a wealth of free, downloadable resources to help with teaching and learning at home on the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. We have resources for all ages, on a wide range of topics, and for use indoors or outdoors.

Our full bank of resources are available here, but we have also selected some that we think are especially relevant to home education, and will be adding to these in the coming weeks.

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We will also be creating regular blogs, with particular themes, and signposting relevant resources. See these below.

We hope you enjoy our resources and would love to hear how you get on with them. Use #CountrysideClassroom to show us how you get on!

Home Education Blog

HOME EDUCATION HUB: Investigating bugs and bees

Explore the diverse and fascinating world of minibeasts with our varied resources

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Summer activities

We may not venture far this summer, but we can all make jelly, make a paper boat and make up stories; and enjoy learning something new together

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Where food comes from - wheat and bread

Discover how wheat is grown and harvested, and how bread is made

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Cooking

Find recipes designed for cooking with children - from toddlers to teenagers - and pointers to the many learning opportunities in the kitchen.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Games, puzzles and simple makes

Ideas for games to play, puzzles to solve, and simple things to make - all with a food, farming or countryside theme

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Growing veg

This week's blog features growing vegetables at home, and on the farm

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Learning with nature

Ideas and activities to last the whole summer, using the natural world for both formal learning in school subjects and informal learning for personal development

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Farming Fortnight Week 1

Farming Fortnight is a two-week odyssey through British farming, providing ten snapshots of this vital and fascinating industry. Originally developed for use in schools, the materials are equally suitable for discovering the world of agriculture with children of all ages at home.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Activities for spring

Free, themed resources for teachers and parents to use for home education

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Sustainability

Activities and investigations exploring the topic of sustainability, with an emphasis on farming and nature.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Science and maths

A variety of activities that don't feel like school but still result in lots of learning.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Where food comes from - milk, butter and cheese

All about dairy farming and the foods it produces.

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Farming Fortnight Week 2

We hope you enjoyed the first week of Farming Fortnight, learning about farm animals and crops. Week two follows a similar format, with topics from cows to careers

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Countryside crafts

From printing with cauliflower florets to the ancient skills of weaving and feltmaking, this selection of simple projects has something for everyone.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Farming videos

Want to know the difference between beef and dairy cattle, how a combine harvester works, or why sheep have to be shorn? You’ll find the answers in these short, engaging videos providing a snapshot of the world of farming

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Cooking

Find recipes designed for cooking with children - from toddlers to teenagers - and pointers to the many learning opportunities in the kitchen.

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