Talking Rubbish KS2

Make an impact by delivering a speech championing a change in the way society tackles plastic usage.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 6

Subjects: English, Science


Resource Overview

An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.

Created by us on behalf of Surfers Against Sewage who kindly gave their permission for us to share here.


Resource Assets

docx

Talking Rubbish Lesson Plan KS2

Everything you need to know to plan and deliver your lesson.

ppt

Talking Rubbish Presentation KS2

A PowerPoint presentation to bring your lesson to life.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Simple Steps to Success KS2

A worksheet to help your pupils become experts at public speaking.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Plastic Straws Lifecycle

A worksheet following the possible lifecycle of plastic straws.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Linear Economy Worksheet Part 1

An activity to illustrate the concept of a linear economy.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Linear Economy Worksheet Part 2

An activity to illustrate the concept of a linear economy.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Circular Economies Worksheet Part 1

An activity to illustrate the concept of a circular economy.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Circular Economies Worksheet Part 2

An activity to illustrate the concept of a circular economy.

pdf

Talking Rubbish Circular Economies Worksheet Part 3

An activity to illustrate the concept of a circular economy.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Identify the audience for and purpose of writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models.
    • Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear.
  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.