Reward your hard-working pupils with these project ideas, selected to make your post-Sats lessons stimulating, enjoyable and memorable
It’s over! After months and months of hard work, stress-levels can return to normal as both you and your class enjoy the rest of the summer term. These weeks are a great opportunity to inject an element of fun, creativity and imagination into core subjects, as well as those foundation subjects that may have received less attention this year.
To get you started, we’ve selected a handful of subject-specific and cross-curricular projects, designed to keep learners engaged, challenged and motivated until the end of term.
Core subject projects
Start your post-examinations adventures with this six-lesson literacy scheme of work*, in which pupils imagine they are stranded on a deserted island. Their only chance of rescue is to complete a variety of thought-provoking, creative writing tasks. Or, why not use the extra time to encourage reading for pleasure? Take activity inspiration from this collection of 100 book-based ideas*, including everything from creating life-size characters to writing an alternative ending.
Meanwhile in maths lessons, challenge students with a sweet tooth to complete these chocolate-themed tasks, covering a wide range of key concepts. Or, for a healthier approach, this smoothie-themed project* is ideal for making everyday maths skills feel more relevant to the real world, as pupils work in teams to think about branding, advertising and packaging.
Blast off into a new era of science lessons with this collection of rocket experiments, which will inspire inquisitive students to think critically and work with their peers to solve practical problems.
Give your superstar pupils the opportunity to create superheroes of their own with help from this comprehensive unit plan, which sees them developing a character, creating a comic strip and directing a film trailer about their champion.
Travel back in time and uncover the realities of war-time baking by working through this illustrated workbook, packed full of historical investigations and templates for developing accurate recipes. Or, look forward and think about improving the Earth for the future with this detailed presentation, which sets up a creative recycled-paper project.
Future entrepreneurs will flourish when taking part in this business-based activity*. They'll love coming up with an idea and calculating the costs of production, before finally presenyting it to peers acting as potential investors. For something a little more rock ‘n’ roll, this booklet* gets students working in groups to rewrite the lyrics to an existing song, create an album cover and perform the new version to the rest of the class.
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Have you created a stimulating post-Sats project? Let us know by sending us the link!