Barnaby Bear
Welcome to the Teachers' section of the Barnaby Bear website. Here you'll find downloadable resources to help you use Barnaby Bear in your classroom, case studies for inspiration from other primary schools and links to useful websites. We hope that this area will continue to grow, so keep checking back for new additions.

If you have created some material you would like to share with other teachers via this website, please contact us.
Barnaby Bear and David Cameron

Barnaby meets the Prime Minister

Llanharan Primary School in Wales has an intrepid Barnaby Bear who is currently in Afghanistan with Sargeant Sean Bowden whose children attend the school.

After flying from RAF Brizenorton to Dubai during May, Barnaby arrived at Camp Bastian in Helmond Province where he has been living ever since.

During his time in Afghanistan he has met British, American, Dutch and French troops and recently met the Prime Minister David Cameron who was delighted to meet him!

Find out more about Barnaby's adventures on the Llanharan Primary School website and in the article 'Barnaby Bear's Big Adventures in Afghanistan' published in the South Wales Echo (23.06.10).

Barnaby goes to Spain

Join Barnaby Bear and his family on their trip to Spain in this new resource to help pupils learn about travel and Spanish culture.

The downloadable PDF features a story about Barnaby's stay in Spain as he visited three cities: Barcelona, Madrid and Santander and did lots of activities such as going to the beach and visiting popular attractions including the Royal Palace of Madrid.


The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. The main idea is that if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.

The website features an article on using Postcrossing as a school project - a great way of helping children learn about other countries.

BBC Class Clips

BBC Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips

Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips provides rich audio-visual material for use in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. These short videos have been selected to match the curriculum. They can be used in many ways; from the stimulation and engagement of students to the delivery of very specific learning points. The material is drawn from the Learning Zone and elsewhere in the BBC. Search for primary geography and you'll find 146 clips - 30 of those feature Barnaby Bear!

Geographical Association Nings

The Action Plan for Geography has enabled the GA to set up a couple of networking websites for anyone with an interest in geography teaching.

The Nings (short for 'networking') allow you to interact with other members via discussion forums and personal messaging, find out about events and initiatives, and share your photographs, videos and other materials.

In addition to the main GA Ning which caters for teachers of all levels, there's also a Geography Champions Ning which is a special network for primary teachers.

Registration is totally free and only takes a few seconds. See you there!

Barnaby Bear Facebook Group

Barnaby Bear on Facebook

Barnaby now has his very own official Facebook group, with 789 members and counting!

A number of unofficial groups have sprung up on the site (testament to his popularity!) so we thought it was high time he had an official one.

If you've got a Facebook Profile, do a quick group search for Barnaby Bear, and sign yourself up for The Official Barnaby Bear Group.

Barnaby at the Lincolnshire Show

Barnaby at the Lincolnshire Show

Barnaby Bear was a new attraction on the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln stand at the 2007 Lincolnshire Show. The stand promotes all aspects of the college and its courses and included a contribution from the geography department. The students involved were taking part in a module on subject leadership, where promoting geography to parents and the wider world is seen as an important skill for newly qualified primary geography specialists to have.

In July 2007 they jumped at the chance to be Barnaby Bear in order to promote geography to a wider public. They took turns in the hot weather to let Barnaby greet the public, especially the many school children who recognised him from his books, website and TV programmes.

Apart from requiring a small tail operation after the two days at the show (tails are at just the right height to be tugged by young children!) Barnaby is now looking forward to future appearances around the country.

John Halocha
Bishop Grosseteste