Homeschool topic: The UK

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We are learning about the United Kingdom in our homeschool at the moment. It is really interesting and I am learning a lot too. Here are our ideas to help inspire you if you are planning on doing a UK topic too.

Interactive notebook pages

We used some worksheets that I made to help aid the learning. There are boxes on all of the counties in England. A wordsearch with the English counties but please note that I made this before realising that the counties had changed since I was at school! There is also a page for your child to use to write about the county that they live in.

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Activity ideas

  • Play online guess the county games
  • Make a United Kingdom flag
  • Cook food which is traditional in each of the four countries (we made Irish bacon and cheese soda bread)
  • Make a model of a famous English landmark such as stonehenge or Big Ben.
  • Make a poster with Welsh writing saying 'my name is ...' or anything you would like it to say in Welsh.
  • Paint a picture of the Loch Ness monster
  • Visit the Museum of London
  • Play some geography based board games
The UK map
Map of the English counties

Useful books

Movies/Documentaries 

The kids learning tube is a song which covers all of the counties or regions in the whole of the United Kingdom. It is great for young children but also good for older kids in a tongue in cheek way. Faith thought it was harilaos and I found it quite catchy once we got into it!

The Spotlight on the troubles documentary is not for young children. You should watch it first and decide on if appropriate for your older children. 

Useful websites

I hope that you have found this information useful and if you need anymore inspiration then take a look at my Pinterest board. If you have any ideas which I have not included for a homeschool topic on the UK, then do please let me know, I always love to hear from you.

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