The Natural History Museum has launched its #NHMHomeworkClub initiative, which invites children learning at home to join in with weekly educational activities covering different topics.

Workshop at the Natural History Museum

Source: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum

A previous workshop at the Natural History Museum.

The museum’s team of educators are sharing fun, daily activities for KS1 and 2 children to take part in at home through the attraction’s Twitter page.

Every Friday, the Natural History Museum will also host a live broadcast quiz for pupils to test what they have learned over the course of the week, before moving onto a different topic.

Children can learn along with each activity posted throughout the week, or do them in their own time.

Zoe Howles, learning programme and resources manager at the Natural History Museum, said: “With NHM Homework Club, we wanted to quickly respond to the latest lockdown and provide a fun programme of simple activities for parents and teachers to do with their kids.

“We follow a different theme each week and the idea is that you can do as little or as much as you like. As a parent, I know all too well how hard it is to keep kids engaged.

“We hope that the NHM Homework Club will continue until schools are able to re-open as normal. When that happens, we’ll be able to launch our brilliant new, streamed learning programmes and look forward to welcoming schools back to the Museum as soon as we can.”

The initiative has already covered dinosaurs in its first week since going live and has also covered a winter wildlife theme, with other themes planned for the upcoming weeks.

Some of the Twitter reaction so far…

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