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 […]

24 Feb 2016

Blowing up Balloons: Exploring C...

Blowing up a balloon with effervescent vitamin tablets or popping candy is a fantastic, visual and fun way to introduce the concept of chemical and physical reactions, and irreversible changes to children. These substances release a gas ( carbon dioxide ) when they are placed in water. The carbon dioxide cannot […]

24 Feb 2016

Easter Chicks: Fine Motor Practi...

This fun activity for pre-school and FS1 children to practice the fine motor skills needed for holding pencils and writing by using a variety of tools to feed the Easter chicks. There are also a number of other opportunities for imaginative play, communications and learning about Easter. This activity is great to […]

24 Feb 2016

Easter Egg Rolling Science

Egg rolling is a traditional activity, enjoyed across many cultures around the world. At Easter time, it is a fun way to explore these cultural traditions, while also developing understanding of friction and gravity. This simple experiment is great for encouraging good scientific practice while exploring two important scientific concepts. For […]

23 Feb 2016

Nest Frittatas for Easter

Getting children involved in food preparation and developing understanding of healthy eating is an important part of early education. Making these nest frittatas for Easter is an easy, fun way of introducing these topics while exploring the traditional celebration of Easter. Producing these treats will help children to practice and […]

19 Feb 2016

Sweetie House: A Sugary STEM Act...

A house made from sweets is an inviting, hands-on, irresistible learning experience for children (both EYFS and KS1), and a great STEM activity for starting to think about scientific investigation skills, planning, working as a team and engaging in an iterative process of designing and making.. The children need to […]

17 Feb 2016

Sweet Shop Science: Chocolate De...

Coloured sugar-coated chocolates are great for exploring changes in water density. As well as being fun and tasty, they can be used to understand many naturally occurring phenomena, including the ocean currents. This experiment can be performed by a wide range of age and ability groups, with the science behind […]

17 Feb 2016

Mother's Day Poems: Literacy for...

Writing Mother’s Day Poems to include within a Mother’s Day card is a fun way to incorporate literacy for KS1 and KS2 into an activity to celebrate this traditional spring event. This could be a short verse (rhyming or non-rhyming), an acrostic poem or a shape poem in the form of […]

16 Feb 2016

Persuasive Writing: Roman Villa ...

Studying the Romans in Britain gives some terrific opportunities for persuasive writing. In this fun activity for KS2, the children write an estate agent’s listing for a Roman villa. What would persuade a wealthy Roman to buy their villa? To complete this activity you will need Internet resources showing the […]