04 Nov 2019

How to Make a Pine Cone Squirrel

Ahhh autumn – what’s not to love? We get to dig out our cosy clothes and enjoy delicious, hand warming beverages infused with our favourite seasonal spices. Not to forget the earthy autumn air and the soothing sound of crunching leaves beneath our feet.

01 Nov 2019

How to Make a Pine Cone Hedgehog

These hedgehogs are not only fun to make for all primary school children, but they’re perfect for working younger children’s fine motor skills too.

08 Aug 2018

Recognising the Life Cycles of M...

Resources needed: Pictures of a platypus, a kangaroo and a rabbit Mammal cards (one per child) Pictures of mammals Separate pictures of their young.   Begin with a discussion about what kind of creatures are mammals and then move onto the different ways mammals reproduce – for example, a platypus […]

08 Aug 2018

KS2 Food Chains

Resources needed: Animal pictures One per child Producer cards Cardboard tubes Paper String Glue.     Give the children a picture of an animal each and let them group themselves in any way they choose – they may decide, for example, to group all the four legged creatures together. Repeat […]

07 Aug 2018

Coastal Habitats

  Resources needed: Large wall or display area Pens Word cards Non-fiction books/web access.   Write down all the words the children know about the coast/seaside. What are the features of a coastline? What sort of creatures would you expect to find? Use an online map application to zoom in […]

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

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 […]

03 Aug 2018

Make A Bird Feeder

    Making bird feeders is a great activity for children of all ages and a wonderful way to enthuse them about wildlife, think about habitats and start to appreciate how changes in weather affect birds and other animals. Birds are most in need of extra food in winter, but […]