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06 Feb 2020

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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, […]

07 Aug 2018

Making Papier-Mâché Birds

  Resources needed: Strips of newspaper White glue Thin wire Masking tape Paints Paint brushes.       Ask the children if they can think of any names of birds they might see in their garden (be ready for some surprising answers!) How many of those mentioned have the children […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1 Animals: Sorting Animals int...

Resources needed: Large selection of animal pictures, including birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish Cardboard strips long enough to go around children’s heads Cotton buds Black paper Pictures of skeletons for the five groups of animal.     Show the children the headbands and explain that they will shortly be asked […]

07 Aug 2018

Flower Dissection

KS1 Science: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.   Resources needed: Large petal flowers such as tulips or daffodils Labelled diagram showing the simpler parts of a flower (adapt to group/class ability) Piece of A4 paper per child Pencils and pencil […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1 Art: Fantasy Creatures

To use drawing, painting, sculpture and imagination! Resources needed: Popular children’s fiction books Masking tape Newspaper Cardboard Coloured paper Junk modelling materials Papier-mâché Wire String       Look at some fantasy creatures from children’s fiction, such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘The Grinch’ or ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. Point […]