Wow, even more links to great resources to help families stay fit, happy and educated while schools are closed.
This is wonderful – the team at Combe Down Primary School in Bath have set up a new public Instagram page – @CDPSfeelthelove – so that the staff can post videos/photos to wish their families well and suggest a few challenges too!
We’re huge fans of the wonderful PlayWood Forest School in Bath and certainly recommend that you follow their Facebook page for loads of great forest school ideas, including making your own bird feeder, discovering wildlife in your local area and growing vegetables.
Find out more here
We have a whole list of great resources from the Roman Bath, Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum Bath
The Roman Baths
Although the Roman Baths is now closed, you can find a whole variety of online activities here
Alternatively, you can take a Google Street View tour of the Roman Baths by clicking here
Victoria Art Gallery
Take a Google Street View tour of the Gallery’s permanent collection here Use the ‘Walkthrough’ pages to read about different parts of the Gallery.
You can also learn about what goes into curating an exhibition here
You can also see inside the Gallery’s Lichfield Clock here
Fashion Museum Bath
Think you know the Fashion Museum? Take our online quiz on ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’ here
Each year, the Fashion Museum invites a respected expert from the fashion industry to select a Dress of the Year that encapsulates the prevailing mood of fashion, represents the past year and captures the imagination. Browse the Dress of the Year collection from the 1960s to the present day here
The Bath Soft Cheese vending machine is still working, giving out fresh organic whole milk. Check out your daily pinta here
The team at The Grove Primary School in Trowbridge has launched its own YouTube channel to share videos with the school community and beyond. Many staff members at The Grove have been filmed reading stories which can be watched and listened to at home. Everyone has been involved – from teachers and teaching assistants to office staff and cleaners.
The first story is the ever popular Dogger by Shirley Hughes, read by our Headteacher Mrs Anna Pemberton. You can enjoy the stories at
The ever-lovely people at My Small World Toy Store have started their own Story Time YouTube channel. Sit down and listen along here
The Bath Business Improvement District (BID) has compiled a list of businesses operating essential services within Bath city centre. This includes banks, chemists, post offices, supermarkets and opticians.
You can find the list here
Microsoft and Mojang have released several free Minecraft Education lessons in an effort to entertain and educate some of the many school kids who are currently missing classes due to coronavirus lockdowns.
These lessons were pulled from or based on the Education Edition of Minecraft, which many schools use in traditional classes. A collection of 10 lessons can now be downloaded from the Minecraft Marketplace for free via the new Education category. These include a replica of the International Space Station, a robot-aided coding course, a tour of Washington D.C. landmarks, marine biology, greek history, and more. These lessons are now live, and will be free to download through June 30.
Find out more here
Tessa Armstrong Associates, which offers confidence coaching programme for primary school children to enable them to be the best they can be through increasing confidence and self-esteem, has launched a series of videos to help parents adjust to home schooling.
You can watch the first one here
An English teacher has amassed thousands of followers worldwide after just three online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic at her English With Holly Facebook page. Holly King-Mand is currently at home with two daughters, aged two and eight months, and hosts a free 30-minute lesson every weekday, aimed at key stage two and three levels (ages 7-14).
Follow the lessons here
Every Friday at 12noon The Holburne Museum in Bath will upload exciting activities for families to create at home. Keep your eyes peeled for Friday Art Club! Continuing this weeks theme, make a rainbow fan to display in your window…
Find out more here