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Taking photographs from the International Space Station

During his mission to the International Space Station, Tim Peake shared many spectacular photographs of the Earth. During this interview, recorded in  March 2017, he talks about taking the photographs and what such images can be used for. The teacher guide will help you find the segment or sections that are most...

Pumpkins against Poverty

This cross curricular resource explores the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. It includes finding out about Bangladesh and its people and ways to address poverty, investigating the pumpkin lifecycle and seed germination, designing and...

Hungry Caterpillar

This activity from Planet Science uses as its base the popular children’s book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which focuses on the life cycle of the butterfly, provides the inspiration for activities which link to the curriculum in that animals, including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and...

Dancing in Science

Produced by Teachers TV, this video illustrates how Victoria Palmer plans and delivers a lesson looking at parts of the body, movement and exercise to a mixed group of children with age ranges from five to seven years old.

Victoria is familiar with linking the arts with other areas of her teaching but has...

12 Food-based Sessions

This resource contains twelve activity ideas which involve preparing healthy foods for different meals within the day. Linking to many aspects of the EYFS curriculum, they explore healthy eating and the importance of a healthy balanced diet.

Through designed for EYFS the activities could be adapted for use...

What Foods Do You Like?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children name and express opinions about different foods and learn that that different people like different foods. Using the pictures provided, children give their preferences for different food and explain their reasons.

They also talk about some of...

What Is the Eatwell Plate?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children start to recognise the eatwell plate and which foods belong to each group.

Using the eatwell plate poster provided children become more familiar with what may constitute a healthy, balanced diet, they sort food images into correct food groups...

How Many Fruit and Vegetables Do You Need?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children learn the importance of eating a variety of fruit and vegetables every day to stay healthy.

Using the images of fruit and vegetables children discuss when they could be eaten over the course of a day. They use their sense of touch to identify...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

What Does It Taste Like?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to try new foods and use their senses to describe them. Children predict what different fruit and vegetables may look like inside and talk about how they might be eaten. They record their observations and feelings about the food in the My food...

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