Identify how trees from around the World are adapted to suit their environment in different ways, sometimes in challenging environments, with this fun and interactive lesson written in partnership with One Tree per Child. Develop initial ideas and expand learning from the classroom to the outdoors using inspiration from trees.
Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
We are often told to draw what we see, rather than just what we think we see. However, this lesson encourages pupils to draw what they want to show, rather than just what they see. To do this, pupils will have to really understand the object in front of them by closely observing it, before then trying to get this across in their leaf drawing.
“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ― Andy Goldsworthy
This lesson, based on his work, aims to readdress this balance and reconnects children with the natural world that surrounds them.
Dog poo is ‘worming’ it’s way on to our streets. It’s dangerous, disgusting and avoidable. This pack includes a wide range of supporting curriculum linked lesson plans (perfect for upper KS2 and a mini project) pre written risk assessments, promotional posters and suggestions for how to organise your day. It was originally created for Bristol's Poo Patrol Big Spray Day but can easily be adapted for your school community. Perfect for a persuasive writing project, a data handling block focusing on real life data or an art project with a purpose.
A outdoor lesson plan in which primary school pupils imagine the world without any light. Drawing from nature for ideas and inspiration, they design ‘stick people’ with special features and powers to live in a world of darkness. The lesson is best done in a woodland or other natural environment, with an optional extension back in the classroom.
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 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.
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.
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