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English activities

  • Be an explorer of the world! Spend 15 minutes outside observing the world around you. Write about what you notice most. 
  • Write a short story about a summer thunderstorm.
  • Write a story or poem in which nature is the main character rather than just a setting.
  • Find out about David Attenborough, Joy Adamson or another famous naturalist. Write a biography about them and how they have helped the natural world.
  • Write a poem inspired by nature and illustrate it. See the selection of poems with illustrations in our Books to Share folder for ideas. 
  • Create an information poster or fact-file about a favourite animal. Think carefully about how you would like to present your work to make it both eye-catching and informative. Find more information about animals in the Useful Weblinks folder.
  • Here are a number of questions we would love you to answer:
    • Would you rather experience your favourite season all year long or experience different seasons throughout the year? Why?
    • What is your favourite season? Why?
    • When you go outside, which of your senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) are you most thankful to have? Why?
    • What can we do to better protect our natural world?
    • What is your favourite type of weather? Why?

David Attenborough

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