Classroom Ideas

03 Oct 2020

Supporting Pupils’ Emotional Wellbeing

Children’s mental health and wellbeing has always been an important part of school life. Teachers play a vital role in supporting their pupils’ social and emotional development. Creating a nurturing classroom environment can help children to feel confident, secure, safe and therefore ready to learn. Here are 5 ideas for […]

07 Aug 2018

Coastal Habitats

  Resources needed: Large wall or display area Pens Word cards Non-fiction books/web access.   Write down all the words the children know about the coast/seaside. What are the features of a coastline? What sort of creatures would you expect to find? Use an online map application to zoom in […]

07 Aug 2018

Making a Jam Sandwich - Imperati...

  Resources needed: Bread Butter Jam Knife Plate Whiteboard Pen Task cards (common everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth or getting dressed)   Explain to the children that they will discover the importance of imperative verbs when giving or writing instructions. Appoint a child to be the scribe. They […]

07 Aug 2018

Understanding Who Rosa Parks Was

Activity: Understanding Who Rosa Parks Was Resources needed: Badges Stickers or rosettes which say ‘special’ – one for every child. Pictures of Rosa Parks (one per child)   As the children enter the class, direct all those with brown eyes to their seats and send all other children to sit […]

07 Aug 2018

Exploring Materials

  Resources needed: Large variety of materials – both natural and man-made Pictures of similar objects in the selection Large pieces of paper headed ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ Everyday material cards, blutack.   Show the children some of the materials from your collection and ask them to describe them using words […]

07 Aug 2018

Learn About Florence Nightingale

  Resources needed: Pictures of Florence Nightingale (ordinarily dressed and in nurses’ uniform) Picture of Scutari/modern day hospital Whiteboards and pens   Show a picture of Florence Nightingale (using Google Images or similar) and establish with the children the ear in which she lived, based on what they can see […]

07 Aug 2018

Make a Windmill

Resources needed: Square of coloured paper Push pin Pencil with eraser end Stapler   Show the children some pictures of windmills and discuss the common design features: they must be light enough to turn in the breeze, the sail part should be big enough to catch the wind, the pivot […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1: Dinosaurs

Tally and Create a Dinosaur Pictogram Resources needed: Dinosaur pictures Paper Glue sticks Scissors Pencils   Show the children some pictures of five different kinds of dinosaur and ask of anyone knows their names. Look at the different features of each dinosaur and talk about how long ago they roamed […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1: Developing Good Relationshi...

Citizenship – Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people Resources needed: Sticks of chalk A3 pieces of coloured paper White sticker labels printed or written with positive statements such as ‘good friend’ or ‘good at sharing’ or ‘a fair person’ (at least 10 or 20 of each statement, […]