Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.
Investigate imagery and poetry with this fantastic outdoor English lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore number metaphors in the context of the natural world, using found objects to give their learning relevance, and even apply their new linguistic understanding to some unique metaphor poems. A brilliant way to develop English 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.
Get to grips with the issues that threaten our fresh water before diving in to this water based challenge. Water Explorers, part of Global Action Plan, have provided this fantastic lesson plan and resources to enable a quality scientific investigation into the health of the school pond or other nearby water source. MiniSASS stands for a Stream Assessment Scoring System and can be used to monitor the health of a pond, river or other water source and measure the general quality of the water.
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.
Tropical rainforests support the greatest diversity of living organisms on Earth. In this activity your pupils begin by discussing the conditions in a tropical rainforest and researching the characteristics of plants and animals that make it their home.
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.