11 May 2015

A Mini Beast Hunt

A mini beast hunt is a great forest school activity but you don’t have to have a forest nearby, a school field or nature area will also make a great location. A mini beast hunt is pretty easy to organise and can be adapted to include a range of curriculum […]

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 […]

03 Aug 2016

Making a Simple Dichotomous Key

This fun activity for KS1 children to make a dichotomous key for their friends to use is an interesting way to introduce the concept of classification of living things. It can also be extended for KS2 by applying these principles to real living things found in an outdoor environment using […]

21 Apr 2016

Citizen Science for Schools: 5 W...

Citizen science is a great way for children to get inspired by getting involved in providing data for real scientific projects giving some great benefits to both the children and the organisations involved. The benefits for children can be far reaching and include spending more time outdoors, a better understanding […]

17 Jun 2015

Magnetic Mini Beast Maze

A magnetic mini beast maze is a fun classroom activity for children to learn about magnets, it is particularly useful as for learning about forces and magnets as part of the national curriculum for lower keystage 2. For younger children it can also be a fun game for learning about mini […]

09 Jun 2015

Number Bonds to 20 - Ladybird Pr...

Learning number bonds to 20 is fun with our number bond to 20 Ladybird printables. Number bonds are a foundation block for primary maths helping children to recognise and remember patterns. They are not only part of the maths curriculum but also a key tool for children to use for mental […]

11 May 2015

Cardboard Tube Butterflies

These cardboard tube butterflies are really quick and easy to make but allow children to create a butterfly with its own unique and symmetrical wing pattern. It is a great way to introduce children to the concept of symmetry and also a fun activity to follow up after reading a […]