1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Cross-curricular topics
  4. Gardens and parks
Writing Sheets - Squirrels + Pond Life - Ys 1-4.

Writing Sheets - Squirrels + Pond Life - Ys 1-4.

3 attractively illustrated creative writing sheets, guided. There are two graded squirrel sheets - harder + easier versions, and a pond picture-poem with lots of writing opportunities to complete or choose between. Fun, familiar topics with plenty of rich writing potential. Great price too!
katewilliams_poetry
Writing Sheet - Squirrels in Woods - Ys 2+3, guided.

Writing Sheet - Squirrels in Woods - Ys 2+3, guided.

The lively illustrations will draw children to this creative writing sheet, encouraging rich, expressive language. The given text will also inspire imaginative and varied descriptions of these familiar and popular animals. An example version is provided for the teacher’s use, with several suggested versions for each line. Perhaps read out one version and use the others as ideas to prompt for as needed. With the potential for fun and lively input and colouring fun, even less enthusiastic writers will be keen to get cracking on this creative writing sheet (or picture poem frame, if you like). While supporting writing development, the resource will also enhance animal and nature studies. Best for Years 2 and 3, and those in Year 4 needing extra writing support.
katewilliams_poetry
Earth Day Roll A Story

Earth Day Roll A Story

Roll a die three times to pick a character, setting and problem. Use these to write your creative story! This Roll a Story is great to write a earth day based piece. This resource works great with our Digital Dice.
rombop
Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Creative writing is exciting when you’re zooming in on the wonders of nature and writing your chosen words right inside the lively pictures! These 8 inspiring writing-frames feature squirrels, pond life, creepy-crawlies, sunshine and cloud (2 graded sheets for clouds), all with guidance sheets for teachers. Ideal for emergent and newly independent writers. Great bundle price - 50% saving!
katewilliams_poetry
Writing Sheet - Squirrels - KS1,  guided.

Writing Sheet - Squirrels - KS1, guided.

Squirrels are fun to watch and write about, so your class will enjoy this writing sheet. The illustrations will spur ideas, and the Guide sheet will supply you with a handy list of further ideas to bring in. Follow the warm-up introduction suggestions to get everyone focused and enthused first, and set colouring pencils ready for shading in the illustrations when they’ve all had a go and read out their chosen words and phrases. The resource supports creative writing, vocabulary development and other aspects of English, while also nurturing an appreciation of the natural world and local environment.
katewilliams_poetry
School Pond - Creative Writing Sheet + Guide, Yrs 2-4

School Pond - Creative Writing Sheet + Guide, Yrs 2-4

If your school has a pond, this picture-poem sheet will provide an excellent way of motivating your class to take an interest in it, while stretching their language and creative skills as well. Children will love writing describing words on the pond itself, and expressing their thoughts about it around the picture. The accompanying guide sheet offers ideas for each section to support discussion and prompting, as needed. This resource supports English, biology, animal and nature studies, outdoor learning opportunities, and celebrations of the school. Best for Years 2-4, able Yr 1 pupils and under-achieving older ones; also as a warm-up sheet for independent writing of poetry, stories or description at all junior levels.
katewilliams_poetry
2 x National Parks Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Geography

2 x National Parks Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Geography

2 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘UK National Parks: Dartmoor & The Lake District’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Dartmoor UK National Park Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Geography Cover

Dartmoor UK National Park Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Geography Cover

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Dartmoor National Park’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Giving  directions

Giving directions

This is a pair work activity that can be used with the cards or without them. If you use the cards, one of the students will read the sentences giving the directions and the other student will try to guess the name of the public place from the main card.
Olynj
Giving directions

Giving directions

This is a pair work activity that can be used with the cards or without them. If you use the cards, one of the students will read the sentences giving the directions and the other student will try to guess the name of the public place from the main card.
Olynj
25 Color Palettes Inspired by Beautiful Landscapes

25 Color Palettes Inspired by Beautiful Landscapes

This printable color guide includes 25 color palettes inspired by beautiful landscape photography from all over the world. Each color palette is on a separate page that you can print for easy reference. Each page includes keywords and color suggestions to help you find the perfect palette for your project. Each color includes RBG, CMYK and HEX codes for color matching in graphic design. Each page also includes room for you to test your own colors from your pencils, paints or markers against the colors in each palette.
Sarahrenaeclark
The Forest Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Geography Nature

The Forest Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Geography Nature

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘The Forest’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Photographs for Authors and Teachers - Nature

Photographs for Authors and Teachers - Nature

595 high quality copyright free photographs for authors and teachers to use in their publications. A wide range of images covering plant and animal life, natural landscapes, skies and water. Ideal for educational resource authors wanting to illustrate resources without the worry of infringing copyright regulations. Also ideal for teachers wanting to produce eye catching classroom resources or wanting to provide students with images for inspirations. Ideal for Art and creative writing lessons. Provided as 8 PowerPoints so that they can be used as a presentation, or photographs can be easily extracted from it.
StartEducation
Photographs for Authors. Nature 8

Photographs for Authors. Nature 8

36 high quality copyright free photographs for authors and teachers to use in their publications. A wide range of images covering plant and animal life, natural landscapes, skies and water. Ideal for educational resource authors wanting to illustrate resources without the worry of infringing copyright regulations. Also ideal for teachers wanting to produce eye catching classroom resources or wanting to provide students with images for inspirations. Ideal for Art and creative writing lessons. Provided as a PowerPoint so that it can be used as a presentation, or photographs can be easily extracted from it.
StartEducation
Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 4

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 4

80 high quality copyright free photographs for authors and teachers to use in their publications. A wide range of images covering plant and animal life, natural landscapes, skies and water. Ideal for educational resource authors wanting to illustrate resources without the worry of infringing copyright regulations. Also ideal for teachers wanting to produce eye catching classroom resources or wanting to provide students with images for inspirations. Ideal for Art and creative writing lessons. Provided as a PowerPoint so that it can be used as a presentation, or photographs can be easily extracted from it.
StartEducation
Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 2

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 2

80 high quality copyright free photographs for authors and teachers to use in their publications. A wide range of images covering plant and animal life, natural landscapes, skies and water. Ideal for educational resource authors wanting to illustrate resources without the worry of infringing copyright regulations. Also ideal for teachers wanting to produce eye catching classroom resources or wanting to provide students with images for inspirations. Ideal for Art and creative writing lessons. Provided as a PowerPoint so that it can be used as a presentation, or photographs can be easily extracted from it.
StartEducation
Copyright Free Photographs for Authors - Nature

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors - Nature

80 high quality copyright free photographs for authors and teachers to use in their publications. A wide range of images covering plant and animal life, natural landscapes, skies and water. Ideal for educational resource authors wanting to illustrate resources without the worry of infringing copyright regulations. Also ideal for teachers wanting to produce eye catching classroom resources or wanting to provide students with images for inspirations. Ideal for Art and creative writing lessons.
StartEducation
EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

The Let It Grow SOW has been designed with high ability EYFS children in mind but could also be taught to KS1 children in relation to a ‘Plants’ topic. The 6 week SOW structures together a final performance about the plant cycle from seeds, into a flower and then returning once again to seeds. Throughout the 6 lessons, pupils will develop their spatial awareness and will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to explore different actions using the plant cycle as their stimulus. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 30 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slpz0D35oRI and/or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJijFOoL4Y
samjball
Bird Feeders Wordsearch Sheet Animals Birds Nature Starter Activity Keywords Cover

Bird Feeders Wordsearch Sheet Animals Birds Nature Starter Activity Keywords Cover

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Bird Feeders’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Bumper Year 2  SATs Comprehension Revision Pack

Bumper Year 2 SATs Comprehension Revision Pack

A pack of 20 year 2 SATs style non-fiction comprehensions. This is the second pack we have uploaded and contains a wide range of topics, including: Asian countries (x3) Habitats (x3) Historical figures from the history curriculum (x4) Space (x2) How tos (x5) Living things (x3) Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions and a similar layout. Perfect to use in the run-up to SATs as either a start of day activity, a main part of a lesson or to send home to parents for children to practise at home. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
blossomingminds
Colouring Sheet - The Veggie Box

Colouring Sheet - The Veggie Box

Beautiful colouring sheet and text from the book: ‘Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer’. Share children’s finished work with the author, by getting in touch with me on Etsy, I would love to see their work and maybe share on my website. See other colouring sheets and colouring bundles in other listings. Illustration by Lisa Buckridge, all Images and text Copyright and cannot be reproduced or sold on.
bethshepherd2
Colouring sheet - Dreams of Olive Garden

Colouring sheet - Dreams of Olive Garden

Beautiful colouring sheet and text from the book: ‘Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer’. Share children’s finished work with the author, by getting in touch with me on Etsy, I would love to see their work and maybe share on my website. See other colouring sheets and colouring bundles in other listings. Illustration by Lisa Buckridge, all Images and text Copyright and cannot be reproduced or sold on. [
bethshepherd2
A World of Colour

A World of Colour

Students will explore some of the amazing colours that can be found in nature. They are asked to stand or sit in one spot, and to see how many colours they can see in nature from that spot. Students will then create an artwork based on the colours they observe in nature. Students will be able to observe colours in nature and understand that there are many colours in nature. They will be able to identify a range of colours.
TheTeachersFriend
Setting Up a Bird Bath

Setting Up a Bird Bath

Students set up a conservation project that will assist local biodiversity by providing local wildlife with a safe place to drink water. They will measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units, give and follow directions to familiar locations and participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources. Students will be able to use a set criteria to select an appropriate location for a bird bath and make simple measurements in regards to the set up and up-keep of a bird bath.
TheTeachersFriend
Growing Plants/Garden PowerPoint – KS1

Growing Plants/Garden PowerPoint – KS1

Use a unique PowerPoint as a fun way to introduce and teach simple facts about plants and vocabulary. Ideal for whole class teaching or set up as independent reading / researching ICT activities. In The garden - 24 slides Includes: what is a garden/ what is there in a garden; what is a plant; parts of a plant; parts of a tree; what plants need (soil, water, sun); how insects help (pollen); why minibeasts are a threat and where to find them; what a gardener does; garden tools for different purposes; how to plant (simple instructions); what is compost for and made of; how to make compost; useful words (dictionary) The PowerPoint has been created with animation & sounds – create a file and ensure that you save ALL PPPs and sounds in the same file. If any problem with sounds and fonts, please email me. I have created 4 worksheets that can be used during or after – labelling gardening tools; labelling parts of a plant; what plants need/ do not need to grow healthy (writing activity); facts about compost. how to make compost (writing activity). Please check more of my resources on Plants on TES – thanks for looking :)
mariedp
The Lake District National Park Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Cover Lesson Geography

The Lake District National Park Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Cover Lesson Geography

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of ‘The Lake District’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Magic Easter Egg Hunt - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Story

The Magic Easter Egg Hunt - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Story

This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for elementary to lower intermediate ESL learners or native English speakers. This Easter themed story was authored by me and it recounts the magic Easter adventure of Jill and Tom who come across a golden Easter egg. After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, a word search and a definitions match, a fun crossword a word scramble and an Easter themed maze. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes on and around Easter. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Keep Australia Beautiful!

Keep Australia Beautiful!

Keep Australia Beautiful with your students by using this free curriculum aligned Prowise Presenter resource. Don't have Prowise Presenter? Click on the resource link and create a free account today! (Works on any interactive projector or display).
ELBacademy
Clean Up Australia Day!

Clean Up Australia Day!

Take part in Clean Up Australia Day and learn the importance of caring for the appearance of your local community. This is a Prowise Presenter resource, which is an interactive whiteboard software that works on any device. By clicking the link on the PDF download sheet, you can create a free account to see if Prowise Presenter works for you and your students. If so, you can save up to five resources with the free account or upgrade to a Pro Account for unlimited storage and the ability to upload existing resources made in other interactive teaching softwares. Check out www.prowise.com for more information.
ELBacademy
Leaf and flower threading. EYFS. Fine motor skills. Finger Gym.

Leaf and flower threading. EYFS. Fine motor skills. Finger Gym.

This fine motor skills resource comes with instructions, two challenge cards, Links to the EYFS, colour and black and white images of leaves and flowers to print out. It is based around flowers and leaves to work alongside a growing topic. This resource can also prompt counting as the children thread in and out of the holes.
laston1
Mackie's Dairy Farm: From Farm to Scoop || Understanding Food Miles and Their Impacts

Mackie's Dairy Farm: From Farm to Scoop || Understanding Food Miles and Their Impacts

This lesson aims for all students (2-6th grade) to understand the concept of food miles, how they impact our health and the environment. By viewing how Mackie's Dairy produces their ice cream from cow to scoop, students are able to see this process first hand. The lesson also allows for flexibility and creativity, providing opportunity for a taste test of local vs. store bought products, inviting a local gardener or farmer, and tracking food miles using math.
lexi_mestas
Blank Observation Journal

Blank Observation Journal

A blank observation journal that can be used for a variety of scientific inquiries. It is a template with lines and boxes but no further information so that you can fill in in yourself.
betterinprimary
Pond Life Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Dipping Minibeasts

Pond Life Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Dipping Minibeasts

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Pond Lfie'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Year 2 Reading Comprehension Mega-Bundle - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Mega-Bundle - Science

***Fantastic Value*** A huge bundle of 17 non-fiction SATs style reading comprehensions for year 2. The bundle covers the entire Science curriculum for year 2, so is perfect for cross-curricular learning. Each comprehension booklet has three differentiated levels and includes answers. They are all based on the SATs reading papers from recent years. The following are included: Inventors of materials Materials and forces Properties of materials Plants Staying healthy Basic needs for survival How animals change as they grow Habitats Microhabitats The ocean The seashore Woodlands Rainforest animals Food chains Minibeasts Reptiles Is it alive, dead or has never been alive?
blossomingminds
Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Plants, Animals and Humans - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Plants, Animals and Humans - Science

A collection of non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2 about animals and wildlife. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. They are also laid out in the same way as a SATs booklet to provide the children with greater experience. The following comprehensions are included: Plants Basic needs for survival Staying healthy How animals change as they grow PDF file format and editable Microsoft Word format included in the price. Please note: Human and animal comprehensions are available in a smaller bundle
blossomingminds
Year 2 Reading Comprehension Paper - Plants - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Paper - Plants - Science

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. This comprehension is all about plants, covering their life cycle and what they need to survive. Perfect for cross-curricular learning, covering the Literacy and Science curriculum at the same time. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
blossomingminds
Forest Schools - under the ground plans

Forest Schools - under the ground plans

This is a six week unit of work to support teachers in learning more about the outdoors with their students. This combines elements of Science, including photosynthesis and water filtration, as well as some nature identification and excavation.
stephen_lockyer
The Lost Acorns Percy the Park Keeper - Lesson plan and all materials

The Lost Acorns Percy the Park Keeper - Lesson plan and all materials

A set of resources to teach a lesson on The Lost Acorns by Nick Butterworth. Included are: lesson plan; PPT of the story; True or False comprehension question PPT (press the buzzer) and a PPT with activities and links. The story can be used to spark writing about being lost, or on helping others, or looking at squirrels! It could also be used in the autumn when looking at seasons or the natural world. I hope it helps.
cvsmy
Interactive Music Note Reading game-Google Slides /Adobe Reader-Outdoor Adventures

Interactive Music Note Reading game-Google Slides /Adobe Reader-Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures -Music Note Reading Game is an interactive outdoor themed Music game designed for both Google Slides and Adobe Reader (PDF). It allows students go on a virtual adventure visiting different scenes to help the children with practicing their music skills and provide teachers an opportunity to assess students in the process. Students will learn about various woodland animals and outdoor activities in the process of practicing math skills. Students pick a person or animal while searching for forest friends. In the process, they get music questions to practice. When they get it correct, they learn an interesting fact about the animal or the activity pictured. This is a great back to school review activity or one to play any time during the year! It is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and differentiate instruction. It also helps students (especially second language learners) develop language skills and vocabulary development. But, most importantly, it provides lots of fun while learning about Music! When designing this product, I was thinking of how my own students love to take turns playing games in my class. They can’t get enough of it and always want “another turn.” This product has plenty of opportunities for students to have several turns during one class, or over several class periods. This game can be projected for a class to play at once or used on an iPad or tablet for individual for small group/center play. It can be assigned through Google Classroom as a way to practice skills independently. It takes the place of flash cards! Each location is like a mini game It can be played over one or several class periods. LOTS of content here! I hope your students enjoy Outdoor Adventures Interactive Music Symbols and Terms Game as much as my students have! What’s included: Google Slides link and QR code Adobe PDF game Suggestions for Gameplay Scoring Sheets Score cards
cathyscoolcreations