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.

Home education outdoor activities Home education indoor activities

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

CRAFTING AND DRAWING

Get creative with these canny crafting and colouring ideas

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WONDERFUL WOODLAND

Use these terrific resources all about trees to inspire children to take an interest in woodland management.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Use these exciting resources and fun activity ideas to inspire children to get outdoors over the summer break.

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SEASONAL ARTS & CRAFTS

AMAZING ARTS & CRAFTS IDEAS

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BIRDY SURVEYS

Watching birds is a fantastic, fun and free activity. Be inspired with this brilliant range of birdy related activities.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Investigating bugs and bees

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

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CRAZY COMPOST

Use this collection of resources to find out how to compost, why it is so important to do and what amazing creatures enable composting to happen.

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SPRING INTO ACTION

Help children spring into action with this splendid range of resources all suited to the season.

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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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CONSIDERING CAREERS?

Considering careers that involve food, farming or countryside.

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EASTER REVISION

Use these fantastic food, farming, and environment themed Easter revision activities to help prepare for the forthcoming GCSE and A Level exams.

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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 - CARING FOR YOUR WELLBEING

Wonderful Ways to Improve your Wellbeing

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SETTING UP A SCHOOL GARDEN

Look here for all the information you need to set up a school garden.

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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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EASTER REVISION FOR GCSE

Help your child prepare for their forthcoming assessments with these worksheets and exam style resources.

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COOKING & BAKING

Crazy outdoor cooking and brilliant indoor baking ideas.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB - CAREERS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Check out these cool careers resources

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Why not discover reading with these wonderful world book day resources all linked to food, farming and the countryside?

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HOME EDUCATION HUB - HUMANITIES

Helpful Humanities Resources

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HOME EDUCATION HUB - MATHS

Try these marvellous Maths resources

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KEY STAGE 2

This Key Stage 2 blog is dedicated to those of you who teach or home tutor 7 - 11 year olds, you will find a wide range of curriculum linked activities that are all linked to food, farming and the countryside.

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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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BIODIVERSITY

Spring into action with these brilliant biodiversity activities!

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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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WILD WATER

With World Water Day approaching on the 22 nd March, why not spark your students' interest with these wonderful worksheets, activity packs, field work advice and free training opportunities!

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HOME EDUCATION HUB - SCIENCE

Super Science resources!

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Countryside Classroom Passport

Print out this perfect summer activity booklet and challenge young children to investigate a wide range of topical issues.

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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 - CULTIVATING & PROPAGATING

Pick up some tips on cultivating and propagating in your home or school garden

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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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SUPER SCIENCE

Sample these super science actvities

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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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AUTUMN ACTIVITIES

Embrace the beginning of the Autumn period with these seasonal resources.

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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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COP26 - CLIMATE CHANGE

Help your students learn more about the causes , effects and solutions of global climate change with this new Global Farming series produce by LEAF Education.

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HEALTHY EATING

Feed children's hungry minds and bodies with these healthy eating resources

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EYFS

Do you teach or home school 4 - 5 year olds? If so this delightful range of resources dedicated to early years foundation stage will be just the thing to deliver the curriculum in a fun and exciting way!

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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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OUTDOOR LEARNING

Find out about all the exciting ways you can deliver the curriculum outdoors.

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Peruse these resources all about plastic pollution and what we can all do to reduce the use of plastic.

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OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY

Take learning outdoors this week to get fresh air and learn about nature!

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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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KEY STAGE 1

Do you teach or home tutor 5 - 7 year olds? If so this collection of curriculum linked activities about food, farming and the countryside are dedicated just for key stage 1 .

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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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