Remote lessons for key stage 2

Explore a range of free remotely-delivered lessons for children aged 7-11.

Taking part in these lessons is simple - children first watch and make notes on the video. Parents/carers can then download the worksheets and invite children to complete each of the activities provided, referring back to the video as they go. Links and dates of the live Q&A sessions* will be available shortly, providing the opportunity to ask questions and go through the answers to the worksheets.

*under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and on a mobile device, you will need to download the Vevox App.
 

More lessons coming soon.


 

  • Adaptations and interdependence: camouflage

    • Examine different forms of camouflage and why it is important for predators and prey. Includes some activities to try.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Adaptations and interdependence - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Saturday 6 June 2020
      10-11am, Saturday 27 June 2020

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  • Animals: adaptations and evolution
     

    • Explore how animals are suited to their environments, what happens over time, and natural selection and evolution.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       adaptations and evolution

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      Live Q&A sessions:

      1-2pm, Friday 22 May 2020
      1-2pm, Friday 5 June 2020
      1-2pm, Friday 19 June 2020
      1-2pm, Friday 3 July 2020
      1-2pm, Friday 17 July 2020

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  • Animals including humans: circulatory system

    • Explore the circulatory system, including the components of blood, the heart and circulation.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       animals including humans, the circulatory system

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      3-4pm, Friday 5 June
      3-4pm, Friday 19 June
      3-4pm, Friday 3 July
      3-4pm, Friday 17 July

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  • Animals including humans: digestion

    • Explore the digestive system starting in the mouth and working through all the digestive organs. 

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       animals including humans, digestion

      Download Worksheets 1-7

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10 am, Tuesday 19 May 2020
      9-10 am, Tuesday 26 May 2020
      4-5 pm, Tuesday 9 June 2020
      4-5 pm, Tuesday 23 June 2020
      4-5 pm, Tuesday 7 July 2020
      4-5 pm, Tuesday 14 July 2020

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  • Animals including humans: food groups

    • Discussion of the different food groups that make up a healthy balanced diet.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - food groups - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      12-1pm, Thursday 28 May 2020
      12-1pm, Wednesday 3 June 2020

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  • Animals including humans: producers, predators and prey

    • Explore the animal kingdom with  producers, predators and prey. After this discover how they fit into a food chain.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Key stage 2 Producers, predators, prey and food chains

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      1-2  pm, Wednesday 20 May 2020
      1-2 pm, Wednesday 27 May 2020
      4-5 pm, Wednesday 3 June 2020
      4-5 pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020
      4-5 pm, Wednesday 8 July 2020
      4-5 pm, Wednesday 15 July 2020

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  • Animals including humans: skeletons

    • Explore different types of skeletons and how they work.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - skeletons - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      3-4pm, Friday 26 June 2020
      3-4pm, Friday 10 July 2020
      3-4pm, Friday 24 July 2020


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  • Animals including humans: teeth
     

    • Explore the first stage of the digestive system in the mouth by becoming an expert on teeth.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       teeth

      Download Worksheets 1-6

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11 am, Tuesday 19 May 2020
      10-11 am, Tuesday 26 May 2020
      10-11 am and 5-6 pm, Monday 8 June 2020
      10-11 am and 5-6 pm, Monday 22 June 2020
      10-11 am and 5-6 pm, Monday 6 July 2020
      10-11 am and 5-6 pm, Monday 13 July 2020

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  • Biology from home: animal classification and life cycles

    • An overview of the main aspects of classification and identification including methods to safely capture animals.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Animal classification and life cycles - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      9-10am, Wednesday 17 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 30 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 7 July 2020


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  • Biology from home: behaviour and adaptation

    • An introduction to adaptation and behaviour in plants and animals, with a range of experiments to try at home.​

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - behaviour and adaptation - key stage 2 and 3

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      9-10am, Tuesday 23 June 2020
      9-10am, Monday 6 July 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 14 July 2020


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  • Biology from home: circle of life
     

    • Introduction to food webs, trophic levels, energy flow and the carbon and nitrogen cycles.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lessons - circle of life - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet 1
      Download Worksheet 2

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Wednesday 17 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 30 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 7 July 2020

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  • Biology from home: communication and control

    • Introduction to the hormone and nervous systems


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - communication and control - ks2/3

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10:30-11:30am, Wednesday 8 July 2020
      10:30-11:30am, Wednesday 15 July 2020

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  • Biology from home: digestion
     

    • Explore the process of digestion and how food travels through the body.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - digestion - key stage 2-3

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Monday 29 June 2020
      10:30-11:30am, Tuesday 14 July 2020

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  • Biology from home: plant biology
     

    • An overview of germination, leaf structure, xylem and phloem, sexual reproduction and seed dispersal.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Plant biology - key stage 2 and 3

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Thursday 28 May 2020
      9-10am, Monday 1 June 2020
      9-10am, Monday 8 June
      9-10am, Monday 15 June
      9-10am, Monday 22 June

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  • Biology from home: photosynthesis

    • An introduction to a sequence of 8 home biology lessons. Contains an introduction to photosynthesis with activities to try.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       an introduction to plants and photosynthesis

       

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Thursday 21 May 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 26 May 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 2 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 9 June 2020
      9-10am, Tuesday 16 June 2020

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  • Biology from home: your heart, lungs and blood

    • An introduction to the heart, lungs, the circulatory and breathing systems.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - your heart, lungs and blood - key stage 2 and 3

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Wednesday 24 June 2020
      10:30-11:30am, Tuesday 7 July 2020


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  • Electricity: conductors and insulators

    • Explore static electricity, conductors, insulators and ways to save electricity.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

       conductors and insulators

      Watch related video

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10 am, Thursday 21 May 2020
      9-10 am, Thursday 28 May 2020
      9-10 am, Thursday 18 June 2020
      9-10 am, Thursday 25 June 2020
      9-10 am, Thursday 9 July 2020
      9-10 am, Thursday 23 July 2020

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  • Electricity: sources of electricity
     

  • Evolution: 'The Battle of the Beaks'
     

    • Investigate birds' beaks and activities which show the real-life relevance of evolution and desirable traits

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - evolution - the battle of the beaks - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      9-10am, Tuesday 7 July 2020
      2-3pm, Thursday 16 July 2020


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  • Exploring soils
     

    • Examine the importance of soil for all living things and investigate the composition of soil.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - exploring soils - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Tuesday 23 June 2020
      10-11am, Tuesday 30 June 2020


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  • Forces: floating and sinking
     

    • Explore the factors which control whether items float or sink with some
      fun activities.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - forces floating and sinking - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      11am-12pm, Monday 15 June 2020
      11
      am-12pm, Monday 6 July 2020

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  • Forces: marble runs
     

    • Explore friction and gravity by designing and creating a marble run.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - forces - marble runs - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Friday 10 July 2020
      10-11am, Friday 24 July 2020

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  • Fossil creation
     

    • Explore how fossils are formed using everyday materials through practical investigations and activities.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - fossil creation - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      3-4pm, Thursday 16 July 2020
      3-4pm, Tuesday 21 July 2020

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  • Gravity: does it exist?
     

    • See if you can prove whether gravity exists by completing the activities.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Gravity - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      4-5pm, Wednesday 10 June 2020
      4-5pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020

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  • Inheritance
     

    • Explore how living things produce offspring of the same kind, but they are not normally identical.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lessons - inheritance - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Monday 29 June 2020
      10-11am, Tuesday 7 July 2020

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  • Light and how we see things
     

    • Explore the role that light plays in how we see. 


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Light and how we see things - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Friday 12 June 2020
      10-11am, Thursday 25 June 2020

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  • Living things and their habitats: classification (the five kingdoms)

    • An overview of the classification of living things, including the work of Carl Linnaeus.​


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - the five kingdoms - ks2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      2-3pm, Friday 19 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 3 July 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 17 July 2020


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  • Living things and their habitats: classification and grouping

    • An introduction to classification and grouping living things.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lessons - classification and grouping - ks2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      2-3pm, Friday 19 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 3 July 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 17 July 2020


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  • Marvellous magnets
     

    • Discover how magnets work and which objects in your house are magnetic.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - marvellous magenets - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      11am-12pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020
      4-5pm, Monday 22 June 2020

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  • Materials: reversible and irreversible reactions

    • Explore chemical reactions and irreversible changes.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - materials - reversible and irreversible reactions - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      2-3pm, Friday 12 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 26 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 10 July 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 24 July 2020


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  • Materials: separation
     

    • Explore solutions, dissolving, mixtures and separation​.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - materials - separation - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      2-3pm, Friday 12 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 26 June 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 10 July 2020
      2-3pm, Friday 24 July 2020


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  • Plants: parts and functions
     

    • Explore the parts and functions of plants and how different plants vary


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - plants, parts and functions - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Tuesday 23 June 2020
      10-11am, Monday 13 July 2020

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  • Plant reproduction
     

    • Explore the reproductive structures of a flower and see how pollination takes place.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - plant reproduction - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      1-2pm, Wednesday 17 June
      1-2pm, Tuesday 30 June

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  • Plants: seed formation and dispersal

    • Explore how seeds of plants and flowers are formed and the different ways they disperse.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       seed formation and dispersal - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions: 

      1-2pm, Friday 12 June
      1-2pm, Friday 26 June
      1-2pm, Friday 10 July
      1-2pm, Friday 24 July

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  • Rocks and soils
     

    • Explore what rocks and soils are and where they can be found.


      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - Rocks and soils - key stage 2

      Download Worksheet

      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11am, Friday 29 May 2020
      10-11am, Friday 12 June 2020
      10-11am, Friday 26 June 2020
      10-11am, Friday 10 July 2020
      10-11am, Friday 24 July 2020

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  • Senses: sight and sound
     

    • Explore our senses and investigate which parts of our body are involved and discover how we see and hear things.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       sight and sound



      Live Q&A sessions:

      10-11 am, Friday 15 May 2020
      10-11 am, Friday 22 May 2020
      10-11 am, Friday 5 June 2020
      10-11 am, Friday 19 June 2020
      10-11 am, Friday 3 July 2020
      10-11 am, Friday 17 July 2020

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  • Sound: how is it made?
     

    • A short video and activities covering sound in the primary science national curriculum.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

       How is it made?

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      Live Q&A sessions:

      2-3pm, Tuesday 26 May 2020
      10-11am, Friday 29 May 2020

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  • Space: how ideas change
     

  • States of matter
     

    • Explore the three states of matter, how to change between them and the water cycle.

      Click here to watch the lesson:

      Remote lesson - states of matter - key stage 2

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      Live Q&A session coming soon. More details to be announced shortly.