A science lesson where pupils will discover what plastic is, why it was created and how it is made. They will then conduct a scientific enquiry into single-use plastic products, identifying their properties, uses and environmental implications.
An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.
An English lesson where pupils will debate the theoretical motion that the concept of Plastic Free Schools should be disregarded until 2042. This will help pupils to recognise the importance of seeing issues from different stakeholder points of view whilst finding out more about the impact of single-use plastics.
Using the poem, 'Tribute to Trees,' by Elizabeth Barling as a stimulus, this resource provides opportunities to develop the spoken word as well as comprehension, composition and performance skills. Activities include exploring acrostic poems, haiku and storytelling as well as follow up work for back in the classroom.
Investigate the Fibonacci sequence with this fantastic outdoor Maths lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore number patterns and sequencing in the context of the natural world, using found objects to give their learning relevance, and even apply their sequencing skills to some number pattern poetry. A brilliant way to develop mathematical skills whilst getting closer to nature!
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.
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.
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!