Lesson Plans


1. Bee hotel

How far do fruit and vegetables travel to reach us? Why are bees important to humans? How is a bee hotel made? Find out with these ideas for lessons that celebrate Eco Week.

2. Mud stoves

In this engaging activity, set students the task of designing their own energy-saving mud stoves, similar to ones that are used in Africa.

3. Eco-friendly classrooms

Bring the community together to create an eco-friendly classroom, with the help of this video from Teachers TV.

4. Mining

How does mining affect the environment? Students investigate its impact by taking on the role of an environmental campaigner or a mining company boss.

5. Save the planet in French

Learn the French words for global warming, endangered species and air pollution, and inspire students to practise their linguistic skills as they help to save the planet.

6. Icebergs

Explore the topic of icebergs and their importance to the environment using this Widgit Symbols worksheet.

7. Eco-friendly packaging

Send your class on a trip to the supermarket, either as homework or in school time, to research eco-friendly, sustainable and recyclable packaging.

8. Planet Spanish

Using this illustrated PowerPoint, teach students about environment issues such as rubbish dumps and oil spillages - in Spanish.

9. Caring for the environment

How do children around the world care for the environment?

What do your students do to look after their local area? Help them to turn their ideas into actions.

10. The only planet we've got

Prompt a classroom debate on eco-living and environmental sustainability using a poem that explores the way we treat our planet.

Find these lesson plans at bit.lyEcoWeek2013


1. Happy Gang

What are the potential dangers of crossing roads or playing near water? In this video from BBC Class Clips - PSHE amp; SEN, members of the Happy Gang explain how risks should be assessed and share some simple strategies for staying safe.

2. Safe decisions

How can we make our local areas safe? This decision-making exercise encourages students to think about how they can improve the safety of their immediate environment.

3. Highway code

Teach children about the Highway Code, from pelican crossings to wearing seat belts and visibility vests. This flash-card activity is ideal for students with special needs.

4. Harry the Hedgehog

In this visual-sequencing activity, help Harry the Hedgehog to cross the road and introduce your students to the Green Cross Code of pedestrian road safety.

5. Personal survival tasks

Assess your students' swimming, rescuing and first-aid skills with these flash cards on personal survival.

6. In the kitchen

What is a kitchen hazard? What could cause burns, cuts, slips and falls? Develop students' knowledge understanding of safety in the kitchen using this PowerPoint guide.

7. Hazard hunters

Students identify hazards and learn how to manage risk in this informative set of activities.

8. Recovery position

How do you put someone who has collapsed into the recovery position? Ensure that your students know how to cope in first-aid emergencies, using a series of videos from TES Connect partner British Red Cross.

9, Railway safety

Britain has more than 6,500 level crossings. They save thousands of lives but they can also be perilous. Introduce railway safety with some hard-hitting facts.

10. Be a safety hero

Celebrate unsung safety achievements and everyday heroes using a series of events and activities for your whole school.

Find these lesson plans at bit.lyChildSafety Week2013


1. Voyage of discovery

Send children on a minibeast hunt with a selection of discovery sheets from bevevans22, which include visual prompts and symbols to help them along. bit.lyVoyageOfDiscovery

2. Clever questions

Do you like looking in the mirror? Develop students' self-esteem, empathy and cooperation skills using Mecky Turner's series of quick questions.

bit.lyClever Questions

3. Speak easy

Help students who struggle to converse by getting them to take it in turns to speak with a classmate using appropriate language. See Matt Grant's checklist.

bit.lyPragmatic Skills


Game, set and match - Which players will triumph at the Wimbledon Championships? And what aspirations do your students have? Inspire them with Irabbetts' assembly.

Refugee Week, 17-23 June - Use a presentation from TES Connect partner Christian Aid to introduce students to refugees in Burma and Bangladesh.

Working together - The story of Farmer Sheep teaches students how people who are different can develop good relationships.

Kind acts - Explore the role of kindness and encourage students to help others with jeanettedav's assembly.

Brain food - Prepare for National Bookstart Week (24-30 June), and remind students why it is vital to feed their brains with books, using a PowerPoint from gibboanseo.

Find these assemblies at bit.lyJune Assemblies2013.

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