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01 May 2019

£100m School Funding for Health and Wellbeing!

The health and wellbeing of children is vital in a modern era where obesity levels are on the rise and a sedentary lifestyle is prevalent. In 2018-19, schools will receive £100 million pounds from the government to spend specifically on improving health and wellbeing and promoting a more active lifestyle. […]

18 Jun 2019

Smarties Tally Charts (EYFS / Y1...

This Smarties Tally Chart classroom idea is a fun way for EYFS and KS1 children to learn their numbers and place value. Resources: 1 box or tube of Smarties per child (Jelly beans or other suitable alternative) Tally charts (one row per colour) Pencils Colour pencils   Learning Outcomes: Mathematics […]

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 […]

20 May 2019

Make a Boat that Floats – Floa...

Resources: Water tray and water Variety of materials for building boats Scissors Joining materials (Glue, tape, pins etc.) Whiteboards and pens Pictures of a range of different boats and ships   Learning Outcomes: Science – Working scientifically Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways Observe […]

20 May 2019

Place Value Buddies (KS1/KS2 Mat...

Overview:A whole class activity to consolidate understanding of place value. Resources Cards with the correct number of digits (2, 3 or 4) – large enough for display Card with the individual partitioned elements of the numbers for display – for individual pupils. Learning Outcomes – Number and Place Value Year […]

15 May 2019

(KS2 English) Creating a Believa...

Resources: Character and characteristics spinners from Story Spinners Workbooks or paper Writing pencils Flip-chart/whiteboard and pen Learning Outcomes: English/Spoken Language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers Ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for […]

07 May 2019

(KS1 English) Creating A Believa...

Resources: Character and characteristics spinners from Story Spinners Workbooks or paper Writing pencils Flipchart / whiteboard and pen Learning Outcomes: English Spoken Language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers Ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions Give well-structured descriptions, explanations […]

03 May 2019

Sticking to a budget - Money Pro...

Resources: Coins and notes in various denominations Workbooks or other recording method List of daily expenses (Food, fuel, clothes, travel etc.) Learning Outcomes: Mathematics Year 3 Measurement Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both pounds and pence signs in practical contexts Year 4 Measurement Estimate, compare […]

03 May 2019

Writing for information (Y2 Engl...

Resources: Teeth cleaning props to aid memory Writing frames Pencils Learning Outcomes: English Spoken Language Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers Ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes Maintain attention and […]