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.
A brilliant way to develop D&T skills whilst getting closer to nature, this activity allows pupils (and teachers) to enjoy learning without worksheets, and shows that a classroom doesn’t need to have four walls! Investigate, design and build natural shelters with this fantastic cross-curricular lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Explore what makes a good settlement, and look at dwelling designs across different time periods and different geographical locations.
Grammar is brought alive through the use of competitive games. Designed to be taught in an outdoor space the children can run free whilst consolidating their understanding of comparative language. Focusing specifically on comparative and superlative adjectives and the use of the suffixes -est - er.
What’s more exciting or compelling to children than minibeasts? In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play. A lesson plan in which pupils explore their natural environment looking for minibeasts.
Pupils become wildlife explorers for the day and discover some of the wonderful wildlife in their school grounds or local neighbourhoods. By using these resources alongside the free wildlife recording app iNaturalist, pupils can submit biological records to local and national databases, helping scientists and researchers gain a greater understanding of a region's biodiversity
Meeting curriculum requirements for PE and Science for KS1, engage your class in this active lesson that explores the life cycles of plants through the composition of stretches and movements. A fantastic resource for an interactive lesson outdoors using plants and trees in your school grounds as inspiration. Thank you to One Tree Per Child for their partnership in creating this resource.
All of our environmental games are under 20 minutes and use minimal resources so you can play them anywhere and at anytime. So, whether you are starting a new topic, need to burn off some class energy, or are waiting for the bus to turn up at the end of a school trip reach for our handy guide for short games with a natural and eco twist.
Hands-on learning covering all the basics about plants for KS1 and thoroughly curriculum referenced, this sequence of five lesson plans can form a platform for a host of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities! They contain many fantastic photographs, so children can have a go at identifying common plants and trees.