I run science workshops (www.wildworkshops.co.uk) on Habitats and Minibeasts, here is a powerpoint you could use to help to introduce your topic or maybe some minibeasts you have found.The opening slide is useful for ascertaining children's prior knowledge, do they know the names of any of these local creatures? What eats what? Can they make a simple food web with the creatures on the slide?
Focus on how habitats affect the way animals look and live. Discuss, using images of animals.
Look for minibeasts, notice and record the habitat in which they are found. Explore other habitats through ICT.
Suitable for Y2 pupils.
Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
My class worked in pairs to create 6 caterpillars of different length using dough. Indepedently the children then selected their method of measurement (standard or non - standard) and measured their caterpillars. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Great cross curricular activity !
As a class we first read a non - fiction book on ladybirds and after discussed what type of home a ladybird would like to live in and recorded on whiteboard. The children then used non - fiction books about ladybirds to design a new home for a ladybird.
This pack consists of 12 x A4 size posters. Your download will be in PDF format for you to print easily.
Creation or Evolution?
Journey to the Galapagos Islands
Wallace and Mendel
Are We Still Evolving?
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Bespoke resource that was originally written as a science project based curriculum for year 7. It could be used in primary for a project based activity that should take at least 10 hours to complete.
It covers ecology, food chains, fossils, predator prey relationships. classification and adaptations of animals for survival.
Lesson plans, PowerPoints, & worksheets are all included. There are some simple practicals (like making a fossil included).
My pupils loved this project.
This 22 slide resource has a series of non-fiction texts for KS1/KS2 ( suitable for ESL/SEN also). The resource covers the topics of :
There are also fact file templates included.
Each topic contains three worksheets - match the vocabulary, answer the question and here is the answer, write the question.
Ideal for end of term comprehension revision.