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Now includes an option to choose the Wild Explorers Letters each month. See below for more information

A weekly (minimum four-weeks) lesson plan based on the concept of exploring the world around you. Each topic follows the same three basic steps:

THINK
READ
EXPLORE

Each topic is designed to get your child thinking and learning in a fun way!

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Explore chemistry topic resource

More about Explore....

Are your children bored of the same old workbooks? Do they want something a little different and more engaging?

Explore is the subscription for you! 

Explore is a topic-based weekly (or daily) lesson plan pack. (See the topics below).

Each week, your child will be encouraged to think about and discuss a piece of information. Read about the said topic and complete an activity or activities. There are activities for ages 5 to 12 years. (Soon to be up to age 16 years). 

Individual Topics

Explore now includes the option to select The Wild Explorers Club, Wanderlust Diaries letters or Myths and Legends as your monthly topic

Galápagos Islands resource

Explore Topics

Topic One - Forests

Explore Forest pack

Week One - Biomes

Week Two - Temperate Forests

Week Three - Boreal Forests

Week Four - Tropical Forests

Learn about the etymology of the word 'biome' and look at the meaning of other forest biome words. Read about the forest biome and photosynthesis. Explore temperate forests and do a fun art activity. Look at boreal forests as well as evergreen and deciduous trees. Delve into the world of tropical rainforests and complete a Mayan Maths activity. There is an extended research project on how you can help deforestation. 

Explore forest pack
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Topic two - The Seven Continents

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Week One - Africa
Week Two - Antarctica
Week Three - Asia
Week Four - Australia
Week Five - Europe
Week Six - North America
Week Seven - South America

Learn facts about each continent and complete a project for each. 
AFRICA - Art project with artist Esther Mahlangu
ANTARCTICA - Create a flag for Antarctica
ASIA - History of Silk
Australia - Coral reef diorama
Europe - European Lanaguage
North America - Biomes of North America
South America - Maths project - Populations of South American countries. 

Include one UNESCO Site information sheet from each continent.

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Topic three - Ice Expedition

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Week One: Polar Regions

Week Two: Antarctica

Week Three: The Arctic

Week Four: Inuit

Activities include: label the maps, race to the South Pole, become an explorer, pack your rucksack, create aurora art and learn to speak Inuit. 

Ice Expedition pack
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Topic four - Desert Caravan

Explore Desert Caravan pack

Week One - Desert Biomes
Week Two - Hot and Dry Deserts
Week Three - Cold Deserts
Week Four - Coastal Deserts

Learn about the different types of desert biomes. Colour in maps, cactus, desert essentials page. Complete the wordsearch. Play the desert game. Learn about Marco Polo's discoveries across the Silk Road, discover the amazing abilities and adaptions of the camel, explore desert animals and how they survive the harsh climate of coastal, hot and cold deserts. There are two cut out booklets to write about deserts around the world as well as desert animals

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Topic Five - Italian Roadtrip

Explore Italian Roadtrip pack

Week One - Italy Facts and Maps
Week Two - Venice
Week Three - Saturnia
Week Four - Colosseum
Week Five - Pompeii

Let's visit Italy! This road trip will take you to
Venice, the hot springs in Saturnia, Rome, and Pompeii. Learn about the food, culture, landscape, facts, language, music and much more!

Italian Roadtrip pack
Explore Water pack

Topic six - Wonderful Water

Explore Water pack

Week One - Oceans
Week Two - Science of Water
Week Three - Rivers
Week Four - Protect Our Water

Water is amazing! Let's discover all about this wonderful compound that we sometimes take for granted. Let's visit the oceans and the animals that dwell beneath the big blue. A cut and stick activity will keep the little ones busy. Learn about the layers of the ocean and what lives in each part of the ocean. Then we'll dig into a bit of science. What is water made of? Do you know the states of matter? Then we will sail down the Amazon and explore the anatomy of rivers. And lastly, but one of the most important aspects of this pack - how to save our precious water. Let's protect this precious necessity. Look at the uses and waste of water.

Topic Seven - The Five Senses

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Week One: Smell

Week Two: Taste

Week Three: Touch

Week Four: Hear

Week Five: Sight

Activities include: spice paintings, taste the five different flavours your tongue can taste, touch different textures and use adjectives to explain how they feel, listen to different types of music; how does it make you feel and complete a pupil dilation experiment. 

Five Senses Explore pack
Eat a Rainbow Explore pack

Topic Eight - Eat a Rainbow

Eat a Rainbow pack

Week One - Five Food Groups
Week Two - Protein
Week Three - Carbohydrates
Week Four - Fats
Week Five - Vitamins
Week Six - Minerals
Week Seven - Fibre and Water

Everyone likes to eat! So let's look at our diet. What is healthy? What do we need to eat plenty of? What should we avoid? Learn about the main five food groups, what quantities we need to eat daily, which foods to avoid and learn to look at the labels on our foods to really see what is in it. Complete a food diary and see where our food comes from around the world. Included is your own recipe book to fill in with healthy and tasty recipes. 

Topic Nine - Explorers

Explore Explorers pack

Week One - Sylvia Earle
Week Two - Ibn Battuta
Week Three - Juan Sebastian Elcano
Week Four - Amelia Earhart

This is a real explorer topic! Swim under the ocean with Sylvia Earle. Discover her amazing life and how she is working hard to save our oceans! Learn about 'Hope Spots' around the world. Can you contribute to this amazing project?
Next, we travel with Ibn Battuta, a Muslim who went on a pilgrimage and decided not to return home but keep travelling! We will look at Islam and the Five Pillars of Islam. 
Our third adventure will take us along with Juan Sebastian Elcano - the first person to circumnavigate the world! Learn about this voyage full of mutiny, danger and even death! 
Finally, we will learn about Amelia Earhart, her amazing accomplishments as a woman and her strange disappearance. Will we ever truly know what happened?

Explore Explorers pack
Explore Ancient Egypt pack

Week One - Geography, Climate & Language
Week Two - Life in Egypt - Housing, Farming, Food & Animals
Week Three - Pharaohs & Amulets
Week Four - Gods & Goddesses
Week Five - Pyramids & Mummies

Explore Ancient Egypt

Topic ten - Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the most famous civilisations ever to have existed! I could never cover every aspect of this ancient world, so I have picked five topics. 
Learn to write like an Egyptian. Explore the River Nile and the importance of it to the Egyptians. What did they eat? Discover dangerous animals and those that were worshipped. Look at farming techniques and tools. Who were the Pharaohs? What were amulets? The Ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods and goddesses. We will look at seven of the many they had. What were the pyramids for? Explore the mummification process...I promise this is a pack you'll never forget! 

Topic Eleven - Palaeontology

Explore Palaeontology pack

Week One - Fossils
Week Two - Epic Finds
Week Three - Day in the Life
Week Four - Dinosaurs

Learn about palaeontology and what a palaeontologist does. 

Learn how fossils form and read about four epic fossil finds around the world, including dino poop!

Discover a world of dinosaurs and extinct species. 

Explore Palaeontology pack
Explore Botany pack

Topic twelve - Botany

Explore Botany pack

Let's learn all about plants! This topic contains five lesson plans all about flowers and plants. 
Lesson One - Botany & Plant Life Cycle
Lesson Two - Parts of a Plant
Lesson Three - Photosynthesis
Lesson Four - Pollination
Lesson Five - Plant Uses

Topic thirteen - Explore Zoo

Explore Zoo pack

Learn about the animals at Explore Zoo.

Receive a letter from seven animals at the zoo. 

Your child will have a checklist with learning objectives. For each animal, they will look out for which animal group it is part of, its habitat, what they eat, their basic needs and how they reproduce.

Explore Zoo pack
Explore Forensic Science pack

Topic fourteen - Forensic Science

Explore Forensic Science pack

Become a detective and solve the case of the stolen emerald through four clues. 

Investigate the crime scene and look at four different types of evidence used in solving crimes - blood, fingerprints, DNA and a paper trail. 

Can you solve this mystery? The game is afoot!

Topic fifteen - Astronomy

Explore Astronomy pack

Welcome to Infinite Space Centre - your mission is to fly around our solar system and gather crucial information. Let's get you debriefed, suit up and on the spaceship, ready for launch in ..5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!

Your child will learn about the Moon and Sun, the four inner planets, four outer planets and other space objects.

Get ready for a space adventure!

Explore Astronomy pack
Explore Human Body pack

Topic sixteen - The Human Body

Explore Human Body pack

Week one - Skeleton

Week two - Major organs

Week three - The brain

Week four - The Heart

Week five - The Respiratory System

Week Six - The Digestive System

Read about our bodies from the inside! 

Learn about each of the major organs and how vital they are to keeping our bodies healthy. 

Explore different processes that occur and complete fun activities. 

Topic seventeen - Chemistry

Explore Chemistry pack

Week one - States of Matter

Week two - Changing States

Week three - Periodic Table

Week Four - Elements

Learn about the states of matter and complete a sorting activity. 

Read about changing states, including water and do a science experiment. 

Then look at the period table and the first ten elements. Go on to read about how the periodic table is broken down and research some cool elements. 

Explore Chemistry pack
Explore Weather pack

Topic Eighteen - The Weather

Explore Weather Pack

Week one - Six Main Weather Components

Week two - Rainbows, Thunder, Tornadoes & Hurricanes

Week three - Weather Instruments

Week Four - Global Warming

This topic is full of science experiments and lots of fun activities for younger children as well. 

Research about Global Warming and what we can all do to help our amazing planet. 

Topic Nineteen - Ancient Rome

Lesson one - Where is Rome? Who were the Romans? 
Lesson Two - Roman Life
Lesson Three- Roman Numerals
Lesson Four - The Colosseum & Gladiators
Lesson Five - Roman Gods & Goddesses
Lesson Six - Pompeii
Lesson Seven - Roman Rulers & The Army

Explore Ancient Rome pack

Let's go back in time and visit Ancient Rome. 

Learn about everyday life, what the Romans have given us and what they have left behind. Explore Pompeii and discover how this catastrophic event happened. 

With lots of fun activities for ages 5 to 12 years. 

Explore Ancient Rome pack
Explore Ancient Greece pack

Topic twenty - Greece - Hellada

Lesson One - Greece facts and Map

Lesson Two - Marine Animals of Greece

Lesson Three - Geeky Greeks

Lesson Four - Food

Lesson Five - Gods and Goddesses

Plus - Alex the Great & The Trojan Horse

This topic is a mix of Ancient Greece and modern Greece. Learn about the country, its marine life, food and how Greece played such an important part in molding the modern world. 

For ages 5 to 12 years. 

Topic twenty-one
Phenology: Rhymths
of the Earth

Lesson one - Day/Night

Lesson two - Days of the Week

Lesson three - Months of the Year

Lesson four - Seasons

Lesson five - Lunar Calendar

Lesson six - Spring/Spring Equinox

Lesson seven - Summer/Summer Solstice

Lesson eight - Autumn/Autumn Equinox

Lesson nine - Winter/Winter Solstice

A topic encouraging your child to observe, discover and connect. 

Learn about Earth's natural cycles: day/night, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and the lunar calendar.

We will look at each season and explore the spring equinox, summer solstice, autumn equinox and winter solstice. Discovering celebrations around the world from various cultures.

Explore Phenology pack
Explore Inca pack

Twenty-two
Treasure Hunters & the Lost Inca Gold

Lesson One - Learn about the Inca civilisation

Lesson Two - Meet the team and learn some Quechua

Lesson Three - Let the treasure hunt begin

Lesson Four - Find the treasure.

Learn about the Inca civilisation and the story behind the lost Inca gold. 

Fly to Cuzco and meet the team, learn some Quechua and solve the puzzles to find the lost treasure!

Twenty-three
Norse

Lesson One: Who were the Norse?
Lesson Two: Norse Life
Lesson Three: Runes
Lesson Four: Boats, Navigation & Voyages
Lesson Five: Warrior, Weapons & Raids
Lesson Six: Famous People
Lesson Seven: Gods, Afterlife & Religion
Lesson Eight: Entertainment

Learn all about the Norse people with a lapbooking activity pack. 

Explore Norse pack
Explore Bee pack

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Bees

Lesson One - Facts about bees, bee anatomy & life cycle
Lesson Two: Inside the Hive
Lesson Three: How honey is made, chemistry of honey, uses for honey, wax and propolis
Lesson Four: Pollination, CCD, beekeeping, the hive through the seasons. 

Learn all about bees and beekeeping. Who are the members of the hive? What are their jobs? 

How is honey made? What is the chemical make-up of honey? 

What are the use for honey, wax and propolis?

There are activities for all ages. 

Topic twenty-five
Maya Civilisation

Lesson one: Who were the Maya?

Lesson two: Maya Cities & Buildings

Lesson three: At the Market

Lesson four: Maya Writing

Lesson five: Maths & Calendars

Lesson six: Maya Beliefs 

Lesson seven: Maya rulers

Additional information about fashion, the quetzal bird and cacao.

Welcome to the world of the Maya, an ancient civilization that thrived in Mesoamerica thousands of years ago! The Maya were a fascinating and advanced society known for their remarkable achievements in art, architecture, mathematics, and astronomy. From towering pyramids to intricate hieroglyphic writing, the Maya left behind a rich legacy that still captivates us today. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the secrets of the Maya, their vibrant culture, and the incredible achievements that continue to inspire and amaze us.

Explore Maya pack
Explore Biomes pack

Topic twenty-six
Biomes

Topic Twenty-six - Biomes
Page count: 87 pages
For ages: 5 to 16 years

Explore Earth's different types of biomes, from lush rainforests to vast deserts. You'll learn about each biome's unique characteristics and inhabitants. You'll examine the environmental challenges various biomes face and the impact of human activities, such as deforestation and pollution, on these delicate ecosystems. Get ready to become biome experts!

Topic Twenty-seven
Aviation

Topic Twenty-seven - Aviation

Page count: 33 pages

For ages: 5 to 12 years

 

Get ready for take-off with topic twenty-seven - Aviation! 

Learn about what Aviation is all about and the history of flight. Explore the four forces that act on all aircraft. Discover Wonderful Wings and Extraordinary Engines. Learn about the parts of a plane, plane movements, plane controls and TCAS (Traffic Collison Avoidance System).

Explore Aviation pack
Explore Hawaii pack

topic twenty-eight
Hawaii

 

Topic Twenty-Eight - Hawaii

Page Count - 57 pages

Ages - 5 to 12 years

 

Week one- How Hawaii was formed.

Week Two - Volcanoes on Hawaii.

Week Three - Climate and Plant Life

Week Four - Animal Life

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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

 

Topic Twenty-Nine - New Zealand

Page Count - 37 pages

Ages - 5 to 12 years

 

Covers: Fun facts, Map, Flag, Climate, Plant & Animal Life, Moari people. 

Explore New Zealand pack
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topic Thirty
Ancient China

 

Topic Thirty - Ancient China

Page Count - 55 pages

Ages - 5 to 12 years

 

Lapbook-style projects. Cover: Facts, dynasties, language, inventions, Great Wall of China, Terracotta Army, Tiantan, Silk, Dress, Medicine, Dragons, Confucius and the Chinese Zodiac. 

Dragons
of the
World

Page count: 56

Ages - 5 to 16 years

Dragons have long fascinated people. Every corner of the world seems to have a dragon tale to tell. 
This resource studies five different dragons:

Bakunawa: Philippines
Quetzalcoatl: Central America
Y Ddraig Goch: Wales, U.K.
Rainbow Serpent: Australia
Ninka Nanna: Africa

Learn how to make your own dragon blood!

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Natural Disasters

Page count: 51

For ages: 6 - 12 years

Explore natural disasters.

This resource covers various natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and tsunamis. Learn about how these events occur, how they affect lives and how to be prepared.

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