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30 Sep 2019

Diwali Celebrations – Creating Diwali Tea Lights

Diwali celebrations are all about vibrant colours, eye-popping fireworks and pretty twinkling lights. Why not celebrate Diwali with this easy craft idea suitable for Upper KS2 children.

04 Sep 2019

Back to school, as a Year 5 pupi...

New Year 5 pupil, Heidi, gives us her take on starting back to the new school year.

27 Jun 2019

How to Make a Paper Bowl Jellyfi...

What you will need: Paper Bowls Pearlescent Paint Wiggly Eyes Ribbons Crepe Paper Glue Cotton String Tape Scissors Steps:1. Paint the underside of the paper bowl then leave to dry.2. Once it’s completely dry, glue down some wiggly eyes.3. Make a hole in the top of the bowl and thread […]

18 Jun 2019

Smarties Tally Charts (EYFS / Y1...

This Smarties Tally Chart classroom idea is a fun way for EYFS and KS1 children to learn their numbers and place value. Resources: 1 box or tube of Smarties per child (Jelly beans or other suitable alternative) Tally charts (one row per colour) Pencils Colour pencils   Learning Outcomes: Mathematics […]

20 May 2019

Seasonal Detectives (KS2 English...

Resources: Clipboards Pencils Plain paper or sketchbooks Outdoor clothing including wellies Bug pots Trays Magnifying glasses Outdoor education kit – including first aid kit   Learning Outcomes: English – Spoken language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge of […]

20 May 2019

Make a Boat that Floats – Floa...

Resources: Water tray and water Variety of materials for building boats Scissors Joining materials (Glue, tape, pins etc.) Whiteboards and pens Pictures of a range of different boats and ships   Learning Outcomes: Science – Working scientifically Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways Observe […]

20 May 2019

Place Value Buddies (KS1/KS2 Mat...

Overview:A whole class activity to consolidate understanding of place value. Resources Cards with the correct number of digits (2, 3 or 4) – large enough for display Card with the individual partitioned elements of the numbers for display – for individual pupils. Learning Outcomes – Number and Place Value Year […]

15 May 2019

(KS2 English) Creating a Believa...

Resources: Character and characteristics spinners from Story Spinners Workbooks or paper Writing pencils Flip-chart/whiteboard and pen Learning Outcomes: English/Spoken Language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers Ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for […]

07 May 2019

(KS1 English) Creating A Believa...

Resources: Character and characteristics spinners from Story Spinners Workbooks or paper Writing pencils Flipchart / whiteboard and pen Learning Outcomes: English Spoken Language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers Ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions Give well-structured descriptions, explanations […]