An engaging lesson plan on environment and feeding/ecological relationships that could involve some practical work and a field trip – just to the playground field or hedgerows! The plan is accompanied by a termly planning document from the QCDA.
Children should learn to identify criteria for their design, to select tools and materials and use correct vocabulary to name and describe them, to assemble, join and combine materials to make a winding mechanism and to understand the need for a stable structure to support a mechanism. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
Children should learn to use existing fabric designs as inspiration for their own pattern-making, to develop and communicate their design ideas through drawing and modelling and to make and/or use a simple paper pattern/template. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
This is for a 100 minute lesson, but there are two tasks which could be split over two 50 min lessons.
The Timeline Poster is one activity and the Darwin text based activity is the second activity.
The text may be too textual for low ability or low reading age students, my low reading age group had an LSA and they were ACE!