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 […]

22 Jan 2016

Make Your Own Roman Coil Pots

Making Roman coil pots is a fun art and craft activity for KS2 children which can help to bring to life a Romans topic. The hand building of pots using coils of clay is one of the earliest methods of constructing pottery and was used by Romans and a number of other ancient […]

13 Jan 2016

Weave Your Own Ribbon Tartan

This fun craft activity is a great way for primary children to explore the cultural and historical significance of tartan, while developing fine motor skills and unleashing their creativity. By designing and then creating their own unique ribbon tartan, classes will be able to discuss the endless possible variations and begin […]

13 Jan 2016

Burns Night: Robert Burns Poetry

  Bring the poetry of Robert Burns to life in your classroom The understanding of different dialects in the spoken and written word can help children to develop a social and cultural awareness. Interrogation of different texts can help inform children’s understanding of the written word and the meaning behind […]

07 Jan 2016

Create Your Own Tartan

This fun art and craft activity is a great way for children to learn about the cultural significance and history of tartan whilst practising a range of skills including maths, design and literacy. Tartan activities can be linked to a range of topics and events including Scottish history, Burns Night and […]

04 Jan 2016

5 Fun Superhero Ideas for Teache...

Introducing Superheroes ideas into the classroom is a great way to encourage creativity and bring any number of important topics to life. Below, we’ve brought together some of the best Superhero ideas for teachers to use in the classroom, from individual experiments and projects, to an extended theme running over […]

03 Jan 2016

Decorating Chinese Paper Fans

Decorating Chinese paper fans is a great way to experiment with a wide variety of artistic techniques while producing some nice decorative pieces. Hand fans have a close association with Chinese history and culture, so in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year festival we’ve come up with a few ideas […]

23 Dec 2015

Easy Baked Chinese Spring Rolls

These easy baked spring rolls are a fun activity for KS1 and KS2 children to get involved in celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year as well as getting the opportunity to taste new flavours and foods and learn about healthy eating. To Make 8 Chinese Spring Rolls You Will Need: […]

21 Dec 2015

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppets

Dragon puppets are a good way to usher in the Chinese New Year whilst getting creative. They’re fun and easy to make, and are a fantastic way to explore the world’s cultures with young children. Follow our simple steps below and you’ll soon have a selection of fantastic Chinese puppets.   To make […]