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KS2 Pond and Woodland Outdoor Learning Curriculum

KS2 Pond and Woodland Outdoor Learning Curriculum

Key Stage 2 Pond and Woodland Outdoor Learning Curriculum This booklet has been designed in line with the KS2 Primary National Curriculum for teachers to take their pupil’s learning outdoors. The creative lesson ideas and activities have been carefully created and some have been adapted from suitable sources, all of which have been credited at the end of the document. The lessons cover a variety of subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Art, Computing, Religious Education and Geography in order to fully embed outdoor learning across the curriculum. For each lesson idea, the corresponding Primary National Curriculum objectives have been clearly stated for ease of use. This booklet was originally created specifically for a Junior School’s pond and woodland area, however, after receiving a lot of interest on our Twitter page, we have decided to publish this resource in order to inspire others to take teaching outdoors! We hope that this booklet is useful to you and would greatly appreciate a review! #projectpond
projectpond
Shells Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Nature The Beach Sea

Shells Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Nature The Beach Sea

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Shells’. 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
World Earth Day | The Lorax | Dr. Seuss

World Earth Day | The Lorax | Dr. Seuss

This year, World Earth Day (22nd April 2018), is all about telling people to end plastic pollution. The way people make and later get rid of plastic items is bad for the environment. Lots of plastic items are made from petroleum which is believed to contribute towards climate change. Many companies are trying to find ways to make ‘clean’ energy and this will mean that less plastic can be made. When plastic items are thrown away, they cannot be broken down by the bacteria that breaks up most waste. Some plastic items can be recycled but many cannot. These thrown away plastic items end up in land fill sites and even in the ocean. The Lorax is the original eco warrior and his message still rings loud today, in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests, told in the trademark rhyme of the irrepressible Dr. Seuss. These activities allow children to explore different materials, create an ‘End Plastic Pollution’ poster, create a comic strip, design a reusable shopping bag, storyboard a TV advert plus reading comprehension tasks for upper and lower KS2.
harper_collins
3 Drawing Sub / Cover Lessons

3 Drawing Sub / Cover Lessons

Three cover / Sub lessons that are ideal to have at hand for emergencies! They teach the drawing skills your students need and each comes with a lesson plan which a non art-specialist can use.
TheArtyTeacher
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 7

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 7

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 6

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 6

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 5

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 5

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 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 3

Copyright Free Photographs for Authors. Nature 3

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
Parasites Wordsearch Sheet Animals and Nature Starter Activity Keywords Cover Homework

Parasites Wordsearch Sheet Animals and Nature Starter Activity Keywords Cover Homework

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Parasites’. 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
Insect  Worksheet Freebie

Insect Worksheet Freebie

<strong>Insect Worksheet Freebie </strong> This download is a sample from my complete lesson on Insect Life Cycles This download includes 4 page worksheet and answer pages. If you liked this please have a look at the full lesson or even the Life Cycles Unit Bundle Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/member/Charleei">here</a></strong> <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/six-science-lessons-products-bundle-pack-11147925"> Big Science Bundle Pack </a></strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-space-workbook-11180019"> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook </a></strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/science-investigation-booklet-11146853"> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit </a></strong>
TheGingerTeacher
Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Bundle

Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Bundle

<strong> Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Bundle</strong> This download includes complete lesson plans and resources for 10 lessons on animal life cycles. The lessons focus on different types of life cycles and consolidating knowledge before comparing and discussing the life cycles. Included are 10 lesson plans for the whole unit of work, PowerPoints for each lesson, class activities and handouts. Brought all together and save 30% For a full preview of this bundle please see my Youtube Channel Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/six-science-lessons-products-bundle-pack-11147925"> Big Science Bundle Pack </a></strong>. <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-space-workbook-11180019"> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook </a></strong>. <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/science-investigation-booklet-11146853"> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit </a></strong>.
TheGingerTeacher
Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Plans

Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Plans

<strong> Animal Life Cycles Complete Unit Lesson Plans</strong> This download includes complete lesson plans for 10 lessons on animal life cycles. The lessons focus on different types of life cycles and consolidating knowledge before comparing and discussing the life cycles. Included are 10 lesson plans for the whole unit of work. <strong>Please note: This purchase is just for the unit lesson plans! It does not include the resources for each lesson. Each individual lesson with complete resources is available in my store along with the whole unit as a bundle.</strong> Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/member/Charleei">here</a></strong>. <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/six-science-lessons-products-bundle-pack-11147925"> Big Science Bundle Pack </a></strong>. <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-space-workbook-11180019"> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook </a></strong>. <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/science-investigation-booklet-11146853"> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit </a></strong>.
TheGingerTeacher
Beetle Cover / Sub Lesson - Insects

Beetle Cover / Sub Lesson - Insects

A fantastic beetle drawing cover lesson to teach your students drawing skills. This comes with a lesson plan, a black and white version and a colour version of the worksheet. This is so you can choose to work in pencil or coloured pencils.
TheArtyTeacher
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
Butterflies Life Cycles   -  Complete Science Lesson

Butterflies Life Cycles - Complete Science Lesson

<strong>Butterflies Life Cycles - Complete Science Lesson </strong> This download is a complete lesson on Butterfly life cycles. This butterfly, life cycles lesson will teach children about the changes a butterfly goes through. Not only the physical changes but also the adaptions of environment and food. Included: Full lesson plan Lesson PowerPoint Differentiated Worksheets Example flow chart Flow chat template Answer sheet Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me <strong> here</strong> <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong> Big Science Bundle Pack</strong> <strong> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook</strong> <strong> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit</strong>
TheGingerTeacher
Insect  Life Cycles   -  Complete Science Lesson

Insect Life Cycles - Complete Science Lesson

<strong>Insect Life Cycles - Complete Science Lesson </strong> This download is a complete lesson on insect life cycles. Included: Full lesson plan Lesson PowerPoint Differentiated Worksheets Example text Writing frame Answer sheet Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/member/Charleei">here</a></strong> <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/six-science-lessons-products-bundle-pack-11147925"> Big Science Bundle Pack </a></strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-space-workbook-11180019"> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook </a></strong> <strong><a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/science-investigation-booklet-11146853"> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit </a></strong>
TheGingerTeacher
Science Investigations Bundle

Science Investigations Bundle

Various resources to support planning of science investigations. Bundle includes: -Cress Investigation - Effects of Exercise investigation - Waterproof materials - Shadows investigation - Sugar in drinks (full lesson plan & accompanying resources) Bundle will save 40% off individual resource prices!
DosbarthJJ
Minibeasts PowerPoints – KS1

Minibeasts PowerPoints – KS1

2 PowerPoints to introduce minibeasts & key facts – suitable for KS1 & lower KS2. Use unique PowerPoints as a fun way to introduce and teach facts and vocabulary. Ideal for whole class teaching or set up as independent reading / researching ICT activities. The set includes now 2 differentiated PowerPoints to suit each and everyone’s diverse levels of learning. • Minibeasts Easy - 25 slides • Minibeasts – 31 slides – with more extended reading information Explains what minibeasts are & where they live; how to recognise insects; sorting minibeasts into ‘insects’ & ‘not insects’ categories; matching names to pictures; the role insects have with plants; life cycle of the butterfly; key facts for each minibeasts; recognising features; key words (meaning) Includes: • ladybird • beetle • caterpillar • butterfly • moth • woodlouse • ant • centipede • millipede • worm • bumble bee • wasp • fly • dragonfly • slug • snail • grasshopper • spider The PowerPoints have been created with animation & sounds – create a file and ensure that you save ALL PPPs and sounds in the same file. I have created 3 worksheets that can be used during or after – simple questionnaire, record answers in a table, illustrate & label body parts of an insect & write information. Please check more of my resources on Minibeasts on TES
mariedp
Cress Investigation

Cress Investigation

An investigation designed to test the best material to plant cress in order to support germination. Resources include a PowerPoint to support investigation planning and evaluation sheets following the investigation.
DosbarthJJ
Insects - a cross curriculum unit

Insects - a cross curriculum unit

Description of unit: Expectations for Grades 1-3 are stated. There are evaluation and assessment suggestions. You will find a comprehensive list of suitable books with activities for each one. Language activities include writing, discussing, phonics and word play. Science activities deal with the characteristics of bugs, metamorphosis and camouflage. Art activities encourage the students to make models, paint with different media and observe. Math activities introduce counting, multiplication, shape, weight and comparisons. Music activities provide links to songs and recordings. Students will enjoy this engaging unit.
chicadee
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
Scientists Questions on Small Creatures

Scientists Questions on Small Creatures

This presentation is a free sample part of a series designed to be used as a starter or plenary in Science lesson. The series of presentations use a consistent format and cover a range of topics which are part of a KS2/3 science curriculum. In each task students are presented with a science based question and are given 6 potential responses. Of these 6 responses 5 are incorrect and 1 is correct. Pupils are challenged to use knowledge and reasoning to identify the correct response. Each presentation contains 12 tasks with hyperlinks embedded throughout. A paper based slide will allow questions to be set as a homework task or provide meaningful work for a cover lesson
20JET12
Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Seasons

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Seasons

A collection of twelve non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of seasons. There are three different comprehension booklets for each season, covering what happens in that season, what activities you can do in it and what happens to the wildlife. Perfect for cross-curricular learning throughout the year! Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions and the same layout. The topics explored in the comprehensions are: What happens in the spring? What can I do in the spring? Spring animals Summer wildlife What happens in the summer? What to do in the summer Autumn wildlife What can I do in the Autumn? What happens in the Autumn? What happens in the winter? Winter activities Winter animals and wildlife PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
blossomingminds
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 - Living Things and Habitats  - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Living Things and Habitats - Science

A bundle of eight year 2 SATs style reading comprehension booklets, all with the theme of Living Things and Habitats. A perfect way to prepare for SATs and cover the habitats part of the Science curriculum. Each booklet contains a similar style of questions to the SATs reading paper and is laid out in a similar way. They are all differentiated three ways and contain answers. The following themes are covered: Habitats The Ocean The Seashore Woodlands Rainforest Animals Food Chains Microhabitats (free) Is it alive, dead or has never been alive? PDF file format and editable Microsoft Word format included in the price.
blossomingminds
Minibeasts Art for KS1

Minibeasts Art for KS1

6 week lesson plan, using minibeasts to teach a range of essential art skills - observational drawing, oil pastel and crayon, wax resist painting, cutting, sticking and collage.
orangebawn
The Tale of Jeremy Fisher Wordsearch Beatrix Potter Settler Keywords Activity KS3 GCSE Cover Lesson

The Tale of Jeremy Fisher Wordsearch Beatrix Potter Settler Keywords Activity KS3 GCSE Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Tale of Jeremy Fisher'. 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
Beetles Wordsearch Insects Animals Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Beetles Wordsearch Insects Animals Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Beetles'. 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