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Magic squares

This resource focusses on developing ability to add numbers by using grids. Designed to support outdoor learning, this activity allows the children to work within the classroom, and to take their learning outside to the playground or field - creating their own larger squares. Although this activity is designed to...

Picture this

This resource focusses on producing a tally chart to record and analyse data about favourite colours. This activity introduces tally charts to the pupils as a really quick and easy way of recording data. They will learn how to produce one and how it can be used to find out the favourite and least favourite colours...

Marshmallow catapults

This resource encourages pupils to develop their practical skills using a saw and a glue gun to construct a miniature catapult capable of firing a marshmallow. They also have the opportunity to develop their skills to work as part of a team. This activity could be used in key stage two as a short design and...

Mapping nature

This resource combines understanding of the natural world with maths skills, to create a map and guidebook of the local flora and fauna. In this activity learners will work together to gather information about local flora and fauna. They will create a map with coordinates showing the location of plants and animals...

Home grown

In this activity children make a compostable plant box and then plant and grow a seed that can later be grown outside. Once children have planted their seeds they can carry out an observation over time to see what happens to their planted seed. They could also go on to investigate what a plant needs to grow in a...

Don't weight for change

In this activity children practise using scales to weigh different items of packaging. They then calculate how many of each item could be made from an average tree. 

The resource, which provides an authentic context for maths learning has been proved by the IET, (Institution of Engineering and Technology)....

Designa body

In this activity children learn to identify parts of the human body, by cutting out and assembling a 2D model. It includes a presentation and sheets of the main body parts ready to cut out and assemble. 

This resource has been provided by the IET, (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

Blast off

In this activity learners will to countdown backwards using different steps i.e. 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. This will prepare learners to count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with zero, or from any given number. To enhance engagement, learners will release balloon ‘rockets’ when each countdown...

3D shapes from 2D drawings

Nets are used to make almost all forms of card packaging, ranging from simple cereal boxes to display boxes with clear polymer ‘windows’, to display stands. In this activity children consider how 3D packaging may be made from a 2D net, then make card models of a pyramid and a cube from nets. They may combine...

Candle power

The video and worksheet sets out a measurement challenge for students that can be carried out either at home or school. They must use some scales to measure the starting mass of a tealight candle then burn it for two hours before measuring the final mass. They use a formula on the worksheet to calculate the...

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