Explore the wonderful world of compost...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 30mins

Curriculum Objectives: 5

Subjects: Geography, Science

Resource Overview

Do your pupils go crazy for compost? If they don’t yet, they soon will, after exploring this fantastic resource! Recycling food and garden waste to create compost is an important way to make our lifestyles more sustainable, but it’s not always taught in schools. Written by Ben Raskin and published by Leaping Hare, this informative and beautifully illustrated pack explores the subject in new and exciting ways: from a game of ingredient bingo, to a recipe for the perfect compost.  Ideal for whole class or eco-team discussion, this resource would also make a lovely introduction to any practical gardening activities.

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Resource Assets


Compost Activities


Curriculum Objectives

  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
    • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.