Winterwatch - Live Lesson

Take a closer look at UK wildlife this winter

We’re teaming up with Winterwatch to bring wildlife into your classroom in our wildest Live Lesson ever!

Designed for 7 - 11 year olds, this live interactive programme is presented by Naomi Wilkinson and Patrick Aryee. We'll be guided by expert wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly as we investigate living things and their habitats, the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, and the interdependence between all living things.

Broadcasting live from Winterwatch's new location in the wildest part of the UK - the Cairngorms National Park - and the Live Lessons studio in Manchester, we'll come face to face with incredible animals, learn how to classify animals based on their observable common characteristics and explore how animals adapt as their environment changes.

We'll hear from Winterwatch's Chris Packham throughout the programme, including a quick-fire questions round, so make sure you send your pupils' questions in.

If you are sending in any images or videos that feature children, please ensure that you have parental permission, as they may feature in the Live Lesson and on our website. Please be aware that the BBC may ask you to demonstrate that you have received verifiable parental consent.

In the email, please confirm your official relationship to the child/children featured, e.g. teacher, and confirm that you have sought prior parental consent.Please also ensure the material is not sensitive or controversial. Read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Additional resources and external links

Build a bug hotel or compost bin for your school:

What to do if you find a hedgehog in winter:

How to get involved

Send in your class' photos

  • Prior to the Live Lesson, we’d like to encourage pupils to explore their local area, whether it is their school, home or community, to find out what wildlife shares their space.

  • For a chance for your photo to be featured in our Live Lesson, email us your class' findings, plus pictures of them exploring your school's wildlife, with your class and school name to or tweet @BBC_Teach with the hashtag #bbclivelessons

Ask Chris Packham and Lizzie Daly a question

  • Email your pupils' questions for Winterwatch's Chris Packham and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly to Live Lessons at and they may be featured in the live programme.

  • If your class will be watching, let us know! Email us with a short message and your class and school name at and you could be mentioned on the Live Lesson.

Any questions? Contact us at

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