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.
Almost a decade ago, Surfers Against Sewage conducted a Plastic Pollution Brand Survey; a brand audit that revealed that the majority of all beach litter (56%) was attributable to just twelve corporations, dubbed the ‘Dirty Dozen’. Use the PowerPoint to introduce the students to this historical data as well as their challenge and the reasons behind it. Together, explore the data gathered 10 years ago that led to the naming of the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Speculate about how it may be different 10 years later.
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.
Use the well loved story, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, to build confidence in descriptive language. Best introduced in a wonderful sensory environment such as a woodland, shore line or meadow, this lesson will encourage children to broaden their descriptive language and confidence as story tellers and story writers.
Fractions are everywhere this festive season! Begin by spotting patterns and fractions in wintery shapes and go on to create your own simple baubles which are exploding with mathematical facts! This is an excellent way to use up all those scraps left over from Christmas card making, teaching children about recycling and reuse of materials.
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.
A brilliant way to develop D&T skills whilst getting closer to nature, this activity allows pupils (and teachers) to enjoy learning without worksheets, and shows that a classroom doesn’t need to have four walls! Investigate, design and build natural shelters with this fantastic cross-curricular lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Explore what makes a good settlement, and look at dwelling designs across different time periods and different geographical locations.
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!