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.
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.
Grammar is brought alive through the use of competitive games. Designed to be taught in an outdoor space the children can run free whilst consolidating their understanding of comparative language. Focusing specifically on comparative and superlative adjectives and the use of the suffixes -est - er.
Students will consider the various impacts humans have had on the coral reef ecosystem, both positive and negative. These impacts range from long-term environmental changes caused by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide, to changes in land use in coastal areas and the impact of fertilisers on the ecosystem balance.
Different species have adapted to life on the coral reef in amazing and diverse ways. From sleeping in mucus bubbles, to flexible snakelike skeletons, life on the reef has had to find ingenious methods for finding food and staying alive.
This lesson introduces students to the range of life on the reef. Starting off by learning to name and identify different species, students will then sort these into different groups and start to use classification keys.
This lesson covers the basic anatomy of the coral polyp, their life cycle and reproductive processes, and finishes with a game that shows how tropical coral polyps get their energy boost to create such amazing structures.