A guide to pond dippingQuick View

A guide to pond dipping

Scientist Janet Sumner talks to some pond dippers about what is involved, during an event at the OUs regional office in Oxford. http://www.ispot.org.uk/
Minibeasts and pond dipping vocab/Count minibeastsQuick View

Minibeasts and pond dipping vocab/Count minibeasts

Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Illustrated vocabulary sheets for minibeasts and pond dipping with tally sheet for minibeasts. Count down in 2s pages for minibeasts includes naming and memory task and opportunities for discussion. Items to count are presented in the same layout as Numicon pieces.
Wildlife Detective: make a pond dipping netQuick View

Wildlife Detective: make a pond dipping net

Are there monsters in the pond? Find out by making your own net to catch them. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make things for investigating nature; including pooters, an animal trap and a sweep net look at our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Spot It: PondsQuick View

Spot It: Ponds

A tick sheet to help you to identify what's living in your pond. Perfect for pond dipping activities. For other spot it ID sheets for things such as minibeasts or birds and mammals see our website https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dippingQuick View

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - How to go pond dipping

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to go pond dipping, with differentiated questions. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. 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.
Characteristics of pond creaturesQuick View

Characteristics of pond creatures

A worksheet for pupils to record the characteristics of pond creatures: number of legs, antennae, wings, how it breathes, type of eater and whether it is a vertebrate or an invertebrate. Ideal to use after pond-dipping. Suitable for year 4 onwards.
Pond Life Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Dipping MinibeastsQuick View

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!
Looking after our pondQuick View

Looking after our pond

This out and about supports you in getting children involved in planning the maintenance of the pond. It gives curriculum linked ideas with a photocopiable worksheet to survey the pond before the maintenance takes place. This sheet would be complimented by our groundnotes on Ponds.
A good place for a pond?Quick View

A good place for a pond?

This out and about is designed to help you involve children in the design and location of the pond it gives practical ideas and has a photocopiable worksheet to use with children. This resource would be complimented by our Ponds groundnotes.
Food chains, food websQuick View

Food chains, food webs

pond dipping, energy flow, food pyramids, ecological relationships. Investigating a school pond. Several different food chains to investigate different habitats. Tables to collect data from a pond dip. Interactive links to web sites. If you don't have Promethean software download viewer from: http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.15853 please leave feedback.
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Year 1 comprehensions - Summer themeQuick View

Year 1 comprehensions - Summer theme

This resource contains 5 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1. They each contain a short piece of text with words that can be sounded out. There are pictures to help with the trickier words. The text is followed by 5 questions, containing 'what' 'how' and 'where' questions and some multiple choice questions. The theme in this pack is 'summer instructions.' There are five different texts for the children to read and answer questions about: How to grow a sunflower How to build a sandcastle How to make lemonade How to prepare a picnic How to go pond dipping There is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.