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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporting Art and English, these are some outdoor learning activities that just work brilliantly! They can be standalones that get repeated with different groups or at different times of year, or starting points for learning that leap off into many different directions. Differentiated accordingly the activities are suitable for early years upwards.
With the Arctic as a hook, climate change is streamed throughout, with a significant focus on the future of the Arctic. This exciting, topical and contemporary resource enables teachers and pupils to explore the incredible Arctic region via an enquiry-based approach and from a cross-curricular perspective; Geography is the lead subject with links to other subjects (English/literacy; drama; art; music; science and computing).