Reinvigorate summer planning and capture the imaginations of young learners with these seasonal topic overviews
Need some topic inspiration for next term? Or perhaps you’re simply looking for a few ideas to refresh or supplement your existing planning? As ever, we’re here to help! Take a peek at this collection of highly recommended topic plans and see what takes your fancy ahead of the summer term.
- Animals and minibeasts planning, with 46 reviews
What is it? These detailed plans include a closer look at natural habitats and pets, as well as exploring positive and negative feelings towards animals and insects.
Users say… What simple and easy to follow lesson plans. I love the way the activities are child centred. (anitagr)
- Transport planning, with 39 reviews
What is it? In addition to identifying different types of transport through the ages, pupils are provided with opportunities to discover more about their local environment.
Users say… Lovely planning and not too difficult to change the objectives to match the new framework. Thank you very much. (njh18)
- Fruit and vegetables planning, with 37 reviews
What is it? Use classic tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Enormous Turnip to get learners thinking about the process of growing fruits and vegetables.
Users say… Thanks a lot, I am a trainee teacher and this has given me some great ideas to use plants across the curriculum. Great planning format also! (shell7harris)
- Growing planning, with 26 reviews
What is it? Put a twist on a growing topic by incorporating life cycles of plants, animals and humans with these varied activity ideas.
Users say… Lots of lovely ideas to add to my medium term planning - I hadn't thought about babies - children and it's a long half term coming up so the extra ideas are very welcome. Many thanks for sharing! (Kirstent2004)
- Water planning, with 21 reviews
What is it? Engage your learners with the comprehensive plans for this water-themed topic, which incorporates Noah's Ark, bathtime and creatures under the sea.
Users say… I can have a holiday. This is exactly what I've been looking for, with a little tweaking to suit our setting it'll be spot on, then I can go away knowing I've got my planning for next term (k_dews)
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This post was originally published on 5 April 2016, and was refreshed on 31 March 2017.