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Primary School teaching is my second career. Previously I was a Countryside Ranger and I brought my love of the outdoors to the classroom. There are three areas which I am passionate about promoting in Primary Schools: outdoor learning for all years, physical activity as an integral part of life and learning, and interdisciplinary learning. I believe that when learning is linked across the curriculum in a real-world context, it makes sense to learners.

Primary School teaching is my second career. Previously I was a Countryside Ranger and I brought my love of the outdoors to the classroom. There are three areas which I am passionate about promoting in Primary Schools: outdoor learning for all years, physical activity as an integral part of life and learning, and interdisciplinary learning. I believe that when learning is linked across the curriculum in a real-world context, it makes sense to learners.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project

This is the full set of resources which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes.
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The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan pack contains over 40 files to take you step by step through the process of creating an excellent School Travel Plan. The pack is designed to be used by class teachers, Parent Councils, School management, Local Authority staff and anyone who is involved in developing active travel in Primary Schools. The pack shows you how to involve pupils across the school in all stages of the process, in order to give the children ownership of the plan. This will transform School travel in your area. Writing a School Travel Plan is the foundation of real, lasting change to the school run at your school. It is also the start of a revolution in physical and mental health in the whole school community. When children and their carers walk, scoot or cycle to school they are establishing active travel habits which will help to keep them healthy throughout their lives. When traffic is reduced, active travel also provides opportunities for relaxed interaction, fostering positive relationships throughout the school community. When done well, the process of creating a School Travel Plan also provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning in a ‘real world’ context. Learning becomes meaningful to pupils across the school and those pupils are highly motivated by seeing the change that they themselves are bringing about. The only way to create a School Travel Plan which works is to involve pupils in the full process of creating and implementing such a plan. Without this, it is simply another document to gather dust. The School Travel Plan pack provides all the information and resources your school needs to create an excellent School Travel Plan and transform your school community. The pack is divided into ten sections, as described in the Information For Schools sheet: 1. Cover Page 2. About This Document 3. School Profile 4. Summary Of Problems 5. Evidence 6. Plan of Action 7. Promotion 8. Monitoring and Review 9. Maps 10. Evidence Portfolio Within each section are a range of documents, described as INFORMATION, RESOURCE or PLAN CONTENT. Information documents should be read before starting the section or activity. Resource documents are designed to be copied and used to complete an activity, such as worksheets. Plan Content documents are designed to be edited and included as part of your completed School Travel Plan. More information about how and why you should create a School Travel Plan, and about how to use The School Travel Plan pack is available for free at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-school-travel-plan-pack-information-and-how-to-use-the-pack-11945210
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The Pedometer Project

The Pedometer Project

The Pedometer Project is a whole class project suitable for Primary 4 to Primary 7 classes (7 to 12 years old). It is recommended that a whole term is taken over this project in order to reinforce the skills learnt. This pack includes worksheets, teacher sheets and display sheets for the Pedometer Project and the additional, linked Energy and Activity lesson. The aim of the project is to teach numeracy skills whilst promoting physical activity. Through daily practise, pupils will practice numeracy skills including: * Understanding four and five digit numbers * Adding four and five digit numbers * Rounding numbers up and down * Understanding measurement and converting between meters and kilometres * Adding data to tables and charts Each day the children wear pedometers throughout the school day, and each day they complete a table to record how many steps they have taken. They then work through steps to calculate the distance they have travelled over the week. Each day, they move their marker along a wall chart to mark their distance travelled. The project is highly motivating for children as the context is real for them. They will want to be able to read the number of steps they have taken each day and to complete the table to move their figure along the chart. They will want to understand their progress and that of their peers. The element of competition with a race to see who can take the most steps in a week, is also highly motivating for pupils. The additional lesson, Energy and Activity, looks at the energy contained in different foods. Children use their pedometers to take the number of steps which would use the number of calories contained in each food. This leads to a discussion of when you might need a high or low energy snack. In addition to developing the childrens’ numeracy skills, the pedometer project encourages children to think about their physical activity levels and the ways in which they could boost their physical activity. Resources Included: * Detailed notes for teachers for the Pedometer Project, with Scottish Curriculum For Excellence links. * Detailed notes for teachers for the linked Energy and Activity lesson, with Scottish Curriculum For Excellence links. * Two display sheets. * Five teacher sheets. * Five worksheets. Additional Resources Required: * A class set of pedometers. * A wall chart – instructions are provided for making this.
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The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan Pack

The School Travel Plan pack contains over 40 files to take you step by step through the process of creating an excellent School Travel Plan. The pack is designed to be used by class teachers, Parent Councils, School management, Local Authority staff and anyone who is involved in developing active travel in Primary Schools. The pack shows you how to involve pupils across the school in all stages of the process, in order to give the children ownership of the plan. This will transform School travel in your area. Writing a School Travel Plan is the foundation of real, lasting change to the school run at your school. It is also the start of a revolution in physical and mental health in the whole school community. When children and their carers walk, scoot or cycle to school they are establishing active travel habits which will help to keep them healthy throughout their lives. When traffic is reduced, active travel also provides opportunities for relaxed interaction, fostering positive relationships throughout the school community. When done well, the process of creating a School Travel Plan also provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning in a ‘real world’ context. Learning becomes meaningful to pupils across the school and those pupils are highly motivated by seeing the change that they themselves are bringing about. The only way to create a School Travel Plan which works is to involve pupils in the full process of creating and implementing such a plan. Without this, it is simply another document to gather dust. The School Travel Plan pack provides all the information and resources your school needs to create an excellent School Travel Plan and transform your school community. The pack is divided into ten sections, as described in the Information For Schools sheet: 1. Cover Page 2. About This Document 3. School Profile 4. Summary Of Problems 5. Evidence 6. Plan of Action 7. Promotion 8. Monitoring and Review 9. Maps 10. Evidence Portfolio Within each section are a range of documents, described as INFORMATION, RESOURCE or PLAN CONTENT. Information documents should be read before starting the section or activity. Resource documents are designed to be copied and used to complete an activity, such as worksheets. Plan Content documents are designed to be edited and included as part of your completed School Travel Plan. More information about how and why you should create a School Travel Plan, and about how to use The School Travel Plan pack is available for free at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-school-travel-plan-pack-information-and-how-to-use-the-pack-11945210
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The Pedometer Project

The Pedometer Project

The Pedometer Project is a whole class project suitable for Primary 4 to Primary 7 classes (7 to 12 years old). It is recommended that a whole term is taken over this project in order to reinforce the skills learnt. This pack includes worksheets, teacher sheets and display sheets for the Pedometer Project and the additional, linked Energy and Activity lesson. The aim of the project is to teach numeracy skills whilst promoting physical activity. Through daily practise, pupils will practice numeracy skills including: * Understanding four and five digit numbers * Adding four and five digit numbers * Rounding numbers up and down * Understanding measurement and converting between meters and kilometres * Adding data to tables and charts Each day the children wear pedometers throughout the school day, and each day they complete a table to record how many steps they have taken. They then work through steps to calculate the distance they have travelled over the week. Each day, they move their marker along a wall chart to mark their distance travelled. The project is highly motivating for children as the context is real for them. They will want to be able to read the number of steps they have taken each day and to complete the table to move their figure along the chart. They will want to understand their progress and that of their peers. The element of competition with a race to see who can take the most steps in a week, is also highly motivating for pupils. The additional lesson, Energy and Activity, looks at the energy contained in different foods. Children use their pedometers to take the number of steps which would use the number of calories contained in each food. This leads to a discussion of when you might need a high or low energy snack. In addition to developing the childrens’ numeracy skills, the pedometer project encourages children to think about their physical activity levels and the ways in which they could boost their physical activity. Resources Included: * Detailed notes for teachers for the Pedometer Project, with Scottish Curriculum For Excellence links. * Detailed notes for teachers for the linked Energy and Activity lesson, with Scottish Curriculum For Excellence links. * Two display sheets. * Five teacher sheets. * Five worksheets. Additional Resources Required: * A class set of pedometers. * A wall chart – instructions are provided for making this.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Fourteen - Closing Down

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Fourteen - Closing Down

This is the final lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 14 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children work in their business groups to evaluate the Starter For Ten project. They then consider their own personal learning from the project. Finally, the children work in new groups to consider what more they would like to learn. LESSON 14 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can work with others to evaluate the success of a project. 2. I can describe my own learning. 3. I can work with others to identify what I want to learn next.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project

This is the full set of resources which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Twelve - Counting the Cash

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Twelve - Counting the Cash

This is the twelfth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 12 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will learn a number of financial terms. They will find out about the financial records which they will keep. The class will look at their cash flow sheet and discuss how to complete it. They will then look at the Excel spreadsheet which will be their balance sheet. After experimenting with the spreadsheet and discussing the purpose of the formula bar, the businesses will save a balance sheet to use throughout the project. LESSON 12 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can define the terms; cash flow, cash inflow, cash outflow, net cash flow, revenue, costs, profit, loss, profit motive, gross income and net income. 2. I can describe the difference between a cash flow sheet and a balance sheet. 3. I can explain how using formulae in an Excel spreadsheet can make calculations easier.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Thirteen - Progress Report

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Thirteen - Progress Report

This is the thirteenth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 13 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will consider how and why they should review how their business is doing after each sale. The businesses will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation template which they will use to present their reviews to the rest of the class. The children will discuss identifying what has gone well and what could be improved and also how to make a plan so they can achieve improvements. It is suggested that, following this lesson, each business creates a progress report PowerPoint after each of their four sales. LESSON 13 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can identify what my group has done well and areas for improvement. I can contribute to a plan to achieve improvements. 2. I can contribute to group presentations to the rest of the class. 3. I can use some of the features of PowerPoint to create an interesting presentation.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Three - Why Start A Business?

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Three - Why Start A Business?

This is the third lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 3 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will make some key decisions, as a whole class. First the children decide what they would like to do with any profit the businesses within the class make. Next they learn about philanthropy and Andrew Carnegie. They then have to decide together whether to pledge a percentage of any profits to charity. If they decide to do so, the children then agree what percentage they will donate. The class also decide whether to compare how individual businesses are doing throughout the project. Finally, the class agree a ‘Class Business Charter’. LESSON 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can contribute to a discussion on what to do with any class profit. 2. I can contribute to a ‘Class Business Charter’ giving guidelines to the class businesses.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson One - Starter For Ten Introduction

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson One - Starter For Ten Introduction

This is the first lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 1 OVERVIEW: Lesson 1 provides an introduction to the ‘Starter For Ten’ project without yet explaining the full project to the children. The class learns what an entrepreneur is and discusses why people might want to be entrepreneurs. A range of quotes spark discussions relevant to entrepreneurship. Following the presentation, the children work in small groups to create and present a poster about a well-known entrepreneur to the rest of the class. LESSON 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can describe what an entrepreneur is. 2. I can work with a group to present information to the class. 3. I can put factual information into my own words.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Two - Could You Be An Entrepreneur?

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Two - Could You Be An Entrepreneur?

This is the second lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 2 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the class discuss the qualities of successful entrepreneurs. They then relate these to themselves and identify their own qualities which could help them when they start their business. More detail of the ‘Starter For Ten’ project is given to the pupils in this lesson. The children then form themselves into business groups and begin brainstorming business ideas. LESSON 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can identify qualities in myself which could help me as an entrepreneur. 2. I can find appropriate business partners.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Eleven - Advertising

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Eleven - Advertising

This is the eleventh lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 11 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will learn about what advertising is and how it works. They will discuss features of effective adverts and some advertising techniques. The children will then work in their business groups to design posters to advertise their products or services. LESSON 11 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can describe what advertising does. 2. I can describe some of the features used by advertisements. 3. I can work with my business group to create posters to advertise our product or service.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Ten - Writing a Business Plan

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Ten - Writing a Business Plan

This is the tenth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 10 OVERVIEW: During this lesson the children will learn about what a business plan is and why businesses create them. They will discuss a theoretical example of a business plan as a whole class. Each business will then work together to create their own business plan. Ideally this should be done on a computer by filling in the business plan template. If this is not possible, the business plans could be written by hand. LESSON 10 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: I can work with my group to create a detailed and informative business plan.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Nine - Market Research

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Nine - Market Research

This is the ninth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 9 OVERVIEW: During this lesson the uses of Market Research for businesses are discussed using a theoretical business ‘The Pencil Case Company’ as an example. The children then design, conduct and present their own market research. LESSON 9 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can create a questionnaire which will provide me with information to help my business. 2. I can analyse and present data to show what my customers want from my business.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Seven - Choosing a Charity

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Seven - Choosing a Charity

This is the seventh lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 7 OVERVIEW: NOTE: This lesson can be skipped if the class voted not to contribute a percentage of any profits to charity in lesson 3. In this lesson the children think about issues which concern them and research charities which take action on these issues. After research on the internet the children present their chosen charity to the class. A confidential vote is then taken to choose the charity which the class will donate to. LESSON 7 LEARNING OBJECTIVE: I can contribute my views and opinions to a whole class decision.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Eight - Setting the Price

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Eight - Setting the Price

This is the eighth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 8 OVERVIEW: NOTE: This lesson can be run as one session or split into two, with costing work by the businesses as homework after part one (slide 11). During the lesson the children will work in their business groups to decide what they should charge for their product or service. Each business will identify the costs of the items they will need. They will then look at the different options they might have and how these options will affect their income. The businesses will then decide a cost for their product or service. LESSON 8 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can identify products which are good value. 2. I can calculate the cost of making a product. 3. I can identify a price which will allow my business to make a profit from our product or service.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Four - Your Business Idea

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Four - Your Business Idea

This is the fourth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 4 OVERVIEW: During this lesson the class will discuss the constraints which the businesses will operate under. Each business will consider their customer base and the likelihood of their ideas making a profit. They will then choose the business idea which they want to run and present their idea to the rest of the class. Each group will then write a business outline which they will present to the Head Teacher in order to be granted permission to operate. LESSON 4 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can talk and listen within my group to agree on a business idea. 2. I can talk and listen within my group to write a Business Outline and present it confidently to the Head Teacher.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Five - Creating a Corporate Identity

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Five - Creating a Corporate Identity

This is the fifth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 5 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will consider what makes a good business name and logo. They will then work in their business groups to create their own name and logo. LESSON 5 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: I can work with my business group to create an effective name and logo for our company.
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Six - Finding Your Role

Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Six - Finding Your Role

This is the sixth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 6 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children learn about different roles within businesses. The class discusses the four different roles which will be adopted within each business. Following group discussions, the children agree their roles and complete a worksheet in which they explain why they are best suited to that particular role. LESSON 6 LEARNING OBJECTIVE: I can identify the best role in my business for myself and my peers.
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Flying Fergus One - writing project to accompany whole class reading of the novel

Flying Fergus One - writing project to accompany whole class reading of the novel

Lesson plans for a whole class study of Flying Fergus One: The Best Birthday Bike by Chris Hoy. A series of seven lessons designed to follow whole class reading of the novel. The lessons guide the class to create a main character, secondary characters, a 'real world' setting, an 'imaginary world' setting, and secondary characters who live in the imaginary world. The children then use this work to write two action stories; one in the real world and one in their imaginary world. Each lesson plan includes suggestions for differentiation, starter activities, a main lesson description and a plenary activity. Relevant first and second level Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland) experiences and outcomes are also specified for each lesson. Two worksheets are also included. The lessons are suitable for Primary 3 to 5 classes (Scotland). Suitable for late KS1 and early KS2 classes (England).
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Action Stations - A Six Week Homework Project to promote Physical Activity, Numeracy and Literacy

Action Stations - A Six Week Homework Project to promote Physical Activity, Numeracy and Literacy

Action Stations is a six-week, whole-school homework project. It aims to raise awareness amongst pupils and their families, of their own levels of physical activity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and the health implications of a lack of physical activity. Action Stations also develops numeracy skills with the completion of tables and literacy skills through a written element to the homework. The project asks children to record an adult in their family's physical activity levels for two weeks, and to compare their findings with the WHO's recommendations. Following this, they then record their own levels of physical activity for two weeks. Again, the children are asked to compare their findings against the WHO recommendations. It is vital that parents and carers do not view this project as intrusive and judgemental. The tables where physical activity levels are recorded are designed not to be returned to school and it is stressed to parents that the school does not need to know whether they or their children met the targets. The project aims to raise awareness amongst the school community and to provide a real-world context in which to practise literacy and numeracy skills. Both parts of the project include a sheet to be returned to the school so that homework completion can be monitored. If the school is considering a school travel plan (STP), work to promote active travel to school, or any other form of promotion of physical activity, this homework project is an excellent place to start. It is hoped that taking part in the project will encourage less active families to consider where they might find space for physical activity in their lives. The school run, for some, can provide an excellent opportunity for this. Physical activity should be seen as distinct from sport. While sport encompasses physical activity, people can be physically active without ever taking part in sport. Meeting the WHO guidelines is about making physical activity a part of normal daily life.
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Mrs Armitage on Wheels – lessons to follow whole class reading

Mrs Armitage on Wheels – lessons to follow whole class reading

Lesson plans for a whole class study of Mrs Armitage On Wheels by Quentin Blake. Two lessons designed to follow whole class reading of the picture book. Lesson plans and worksheets are included. The lessons are suitable for Primary 1 to 3 classes (Scotland) with First level Curriculum for Excellence links highlighted. Suitable for KS1 classes (England).
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The Boy Who Biked The World Part 1 – lessons to accompany whole class reading of the novel

The Boy Who Biked The World Part 1 – lessons to accompany whole class reading of the novel

Lesson plans for a whole class study of The Boy Who Biked The World by Alastair Humphreys. An extended (six week) homework project and also a series of seven lessons designed to follow whole class reading of the novel. The homework project gives step by step guidance for pupils to create information booklets and give individual presentations to the class, on a country or place of their choice. Seven lesson plans with worksheets are also included, covering geography and creative writing. The lessons are suitable for Primary 5 to 7 classes (Scotland) with Second level Curriculum for Excellence links highlighted. Suitable for KS2 classes (England).
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