Living Things

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 […]

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 […]

09 Aug 2018

KS2: Rainforests

  Resources needed: A3 copy of map of the world (one per pair) Blue/green pencil crayons Paper and pencils Picture of a rainforest   Give each pair of children a map and explain that they are going to locate where in the world rainforests are. Let the children firstly use […]

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

KS1: Dinosaurs

Tally and Create a Dinosaur Pictogram Resources needed: Dinosaur pictures Paper Glue sticks Scissors Pencils   Show the children some pictures of five different kinds of dinosaur and ask of anyone knows their names. Look at the different features of each dinosaur and talk about how long ago they roamed […]

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 […]