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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.

30 Apr 2019

Dribbling Drill (KS2 PE)

Overview: This Dribbling Drill is great for developing hand-eye co-ordination and dribbling skills for basketball. Resources: Basketballs Hoops Skipping ropes OR Hula Hoop Dribbling – From £78.59 www.consortiumeducation.com/hula-hoop-dribbling Programmes of Study: Physical Education Using running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. Steps: Pair the children up – one […]

30 Apr 2019

Burst The Bubble (KS1 PE)

Overview: This game is great for developing hand-eye co-ordination skills. Resources: Coloured Hoops Bean Bags Team bands (optional) Programmes of Study: Physical Education KS1 Masters basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. It also helps develop balance, agility and co-ordination, so children can begin to apply these skills in to […]

10 Apr 2019

Magic Magnets (KS2 Science, Y3)

Overview: A short investigation to demonstrate that magnetic forces (fields) work from a distance and do not need physical contact. Resources: magnets Paper clip Thin card/paper Ruler Programmes of Study: Science Working scientifically Lower KS2 Make systematic and careful observations Forces and magnets – Year 3 notice that some forces […]

10 Apr 2019

Poles Apart (KS2 Science)

Overview:A short experiment to look at what magnetic poles are and how magnets attract and repel each other. Resources: Bar magnets HORSESHOE MAGNETS Button magnets Magnetic pole marbles Range of testing materials – wood, plastic, metal etc. Iron fillings Paper Image of the Earth showing North and South Pole Recording […]

09 Apr 2019

Introducing Magnets (KS2 Science...

Overview: An investigation that allows children to understand the properties of magnetism and grouping materials by properties i.e. magnetic and non-magnetic. Resources: Bar magnet Paperclips Wooden blocks Paper / card objects Plastic objects Hoops Post it note Pens White boards & pens Aluminium cans Steel cans Programmes of Study: Science […]

27 Mar 2019

Building Spaghetti Bridges (Lowe...

Resources: Dry Spaghetti (thin wooden dowelling rods or straws) Marshmallows (playdough or modelling clay) Thin Cardboard (for extension) Small toy cars (for extension) Pens / pencils (for extension) Paper (for extension) Learning Outcomes: Science – Working Scientifically Asking relevant questions Making observations and measurements Reporting findings Design and Technology Evaluate […]

26 Mar 2019

Nature Walk

KS1 Science: Y1: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees Resources needed: A digital camera A clipboard or notebook and pen per child Illustrated books on plants and trees Explain to the children that you are going to find and name […]

26 Mar 2019

Year 1 Maths: Solving Problems

Y1 Maths: Solve 1 step addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representation. Resources needed: Plain white label type stickers Small items such as fruit, bricks and toys (enough for one per child) Using the stickers, give each item a value of 0 to 20 (depending on the ability […]