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Get your pupils buzzing about bugs with these activities...
Years: 3, 4, 5, 6
Curriculum Objectives: 27
Subjects: D&T, English, Geography, Maths, Music, PSHE, Science
Buglife's brilliant B-Lines project is all about creating a network of wildflower meadows across the UK to help link existing wildlife areas together. In order to raise the profile of pollinators with primary school pupils, they have created a fantastic set of teaching resources, all of which fully support the National Curriculum. Containing lots of advice and teaching activity ideas, these learning materials will definitely help to create a buzz about pollinators in your classroom!
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- Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
- Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
- Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
- Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
- Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
- Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations.
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
- Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
- Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
- 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.
- Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
- 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.
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
- Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
- Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
- Year 6 (Age 10-11)
- Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.