Pumpkins Against Poverty

Explore the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 20

Subjects: D&T, English, Geography, PSHE


Resource Overview

The latest resource from Practical Action for Key Stage 2 children offers great cross curricular opportunities for pupils to explore the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh.
The materials include; a Science investigation about seed germination and the lifecycle of a pumpkin, Design and Technology activities based on making seed packets and Geography and Global Citizen tasks exploring Bangladesh and ways to address poverty. The duration for each activity varies between 10 minutes and 120 minute) 

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Resource Assets

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Project Outline for Teachers

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Pupil Activity Sheet

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Explore Bangladesh

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Nutritional Facts

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Off to a Good Start

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Delicious Pumpkins

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Pumpkins Against Poverty PowerPoint

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Poster

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Pumpkins Against Poverty What Do You See?

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Plants Factors

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Coordinated Pumpkins

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Pumpkins Against Poverty Design and Make a Seed Packet


Curriculum Objectives

  • 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.
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.
  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
  • 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.
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Measure, compare, add and subtract: mass (kg/g).
  • 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.
    • 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 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.