Wild Schools Film Challenge

Encourage children to get outdoors, and engage with nature, by making their own wildlife film in their school grounds...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 5mins

Curriculum Objectives: 10

Subjects: Computing, English, Geography, Science

Resource Overview

Avon Wildlife Trust have created a wealth of lesson plans and resources that support exploring your school grounds and creating your own wildlife film. Created with the input of the Rolls-Royce community outreach and education project team, Wild Schools Film Challenge is designed as a fun and inspiring way to learn in the natural environment, whilst supporting children's classroom learning at the same time. Schools located in the Avon area can use the free kit boxes available, and schools outside of this location are still able to use the resources, along with the cameras or computers they have in school.

Photo © Avon Wildlife Trust


Resource Assets

Explore all of the Wild Schools Film Challenge resources online...

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
  • 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 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.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.