Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.
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!
Taking part in a beach clean is an excellent way of learning about our environment and raising awareness of marine conservation. It’s also a good opportunity to take learning outside of the classroom and into your local environment.
Marine litter is a problem that we can all play a part in solving, and what better way to start than with a day at the beach!
Using the fabulous Sound Collector poem written by Roger McGough the children are given the chance to collect their very own sounds in a lesson perfect, not only for creative writing, but also for developing excellent speaking and listening skills.
A practical activity which explores the meaning behind giving gifts – and gets pupils making chocolate lollipops with ethical packaging. This lesson enables pupils to consider what makes something a thoughtful gift to give to someone that is close to them, begin to think about where our gifts and gift wrapping come from and discuss more ethical options and create their own gift wrapping by re-using materials that might have been thrown away.
Get to grips with the issues that threaten our fresh water before diving in to this water based challenge. Water Explorers, part of Global Action Plan, have provided this fantastic lesson plan and resources to enable a quality scientific investigation into the health of the school pond or other nearby water source. MiniSASS stands for a Stream Assessment Scoring System and can be used to monitor the health of a pond, river or other water source and measure the general quality of the water.
A practical activity during which primary school pupils make mini-shelters from natural materials. This lesson enables pupils to work in teams to create, present and peer review mini-dens. Perfect for some outdoor learning activity!
Can your class help Shaun the Sheep find a way to extend the growing season for the vegetable patches and produce enough food for all the animals in his sustainable city? Use the short 'Winter is Coming' mission on our online game Sustainable Shaun as a starter with your class to introduce what plants need to grow and thrive.
Through science investigations and games, children can explore the wildlife that lives and travels through their community, whilst learning how to connect habitats and make their school grounds nature-rich.