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.
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.
Investigate traditional tree folklore with this fantastic cross-curricular lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore the explore the key parts played by trees in religions, mythology and belief systems, across different time periods and different geographical locations. A brilliant way to develop cultural understanding 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 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!
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!
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.
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding
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.
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.
Whilst this resource is written with a focus on the coast the games and activities can be very easily adapted to any habitat you wish to study. Similarly, each element could be taught separately if time is at a premium. At it's best, it would be delivered at your local beach where the children could fully immerse themselves in a coastal world.
This poo patrol pack includes a wide range of supporting curriculum linked lesson plans (perfect for upper KS2 and a mini project) pre written risk assessments, promotional posters and suggestions for how to organise your day. It was originally created for Bristol's Poo Patrol Big Spray Day but can easily be adapted for your school community. Perfect for a persuasive writing project, a data handling block focusing on real life data or an art project with a purpose.