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!
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.
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.
Get to know the trees near your school with this active maths lesson for KS2! Test your maths skills with these tree activities: use different mathematical techniques to measure the height of your tree and how full the canopy is. Thank you to One Tree Per Child for this lesson plan.
Do you want to inspire some fantastic descriptive writing from your pupils? Then these creative and unique learning resources, based on Piers Torday's award-winning book The Last Wild, are perfect for you and your teaching!
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.
This illustrated storybook is incredibly inspiring for children to explore conservation in an imaginative way. Produced by the Scottish Book Trust, this book introduces children to the life of John Muir, a founding farther of the conservation movement, and provides a wonderful stimulus for imaginative performances and a wealth of discussion opportunities of how the life of one person has influenced the World. Great for year 5/6 English or alternatively as a series of assemblies to celebrate green week, Earth Day or John Muir Day.