Investigate imagery and poetry with this fantastic outdoor English lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore number metaphors in the context of the natural world, using found objects to give their learning relevance, and even apply their new linguistic understanding to some unique metaphor poems. A brilliant way to develop English skills whilst getting closer to nature!
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.
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.
There are more than one million insect species in the world – from fleas that can jump 200 times their body length to houseflies that taste with their feet – so it's no wonder they provide an infinite source of fascination for so many children.