Key Stage 1 Shape work is an absolute gift when it comes to learning outside the classroom. It can provide you with the perfect opportunity to make Maths come to life and get some fresh air at the same time! With a little creativity you can cover all the objectives for Y1 shape work, and many of those for Year 2 with these engaging outdoor sessions.
Bring science and art together in this inspirational outdoor lesson! Using the incredible Andrew Goldsworthy as inspiration; this lesson encourages children to use natural materials for sculptural purposes. By bringing science and art together the children are encouraged to be creative and exploratory whilst seeing natural resources in a whole different 'light'. The lesson could also work for KS2.
This lesson enables students to consider other’s feelings by deciding what gift or wish would be appropriate for someone close to them. Furthermore, pupils are encouraged to use their senses in unusual ways using close observation and lots of smelling whilst exploring language creatively to describe their potion and create magical instructions.
Get to know the trees near your school with this active maths lesson for KS2! Test your maths skills with these tree activities: use different mathematical techniques to measure the height of your tree and how full the canopy is. Thank you to One Tree Per Child for this lesson plan.
This is a simple set of activities inspired by the humble leaf; reinforcing the Eden Project's mantra that outdoor learning is easy, cheap and doesn’t need tonnes of planning. The lesson has been designed to help teachers cover the following subject areas: KS2 Maths – measurement, geometry and statistics and is perfect for an outdoor-based autumn maths class, as it gets pupils using leaves to measure and calculate.