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Why is Nature Special

£7.00
SKU ESR12CS80005
Key Stage 1 Ecosystems ESR Year 1 Year 2

This ‘Why is Nature Special?’ scheme of work for Year 1/2 begins by encouraging your children to think about nature – what it means to them, and how it makes them feel. They will then explore what nature provides for us, and learn how even a small insect like the bee is essential. Finally, children will learn how nature recycles itself through exploring the process of composting.

 
#TheCompleteSeries3lessons

Including lesson plans, engaging slide shows for the teaching input, differentiated activities and a range of printable resources, this ‘Why is Nature Special?’ scheme of work encourages your class to experience the wonder and explore the importance of nature.

#Lesson1HowNatureMakesusFeel

In this first lesson, children talk about what nature is, and how it makes them feel. They begin to understand that spending time outdoors and experiencing nature is good for our well-being. In their independent activities, children look at different natural settings, and record how being in this setting would make them feel. Alternatively, children are challenged to create their own artwork of a natural setting which they would feel happy in.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Natural Settings Picture Cards
  • Feelings Word Bank
  • Challenge Cards
#Lesson2WhatNatureProvidesforUs

Children learn that nature provides us with lots of things that we need in order to survive. They then focus on the important role that bees play in pollinating the flowers of different plants, and how this provides us with lots of different fruit and vegetables to eat. In their independent activities, children either re-enact or draw pictures to represent the bee's role in pollination. In the alternative activity, children play a game which assesses their understanding of a bee's role in pollination through answering true or false questions.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Pollination Props
  • Pollination Script
  • Word Bank
  • Pollination Board Game
  • True or False Cards
  • Instructions
#Lesson3NaturesWayofRecycling

In this final lesson, children learn that everything that was once living will, over time, break down and decay. They begin to understand that dead plants can be recycled by being used to make compost. Children explore what compost is, and how it can be made, including the use of worms. In their independent activities, children ‘create’ their own compost bin on the worksheets. In the alternative activity, in groups, children make their own worm farms, observing and recording what happens over a period of time.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Compost Picture Cards
  • Instructions for Making a Worm Farm
  • Worm Farm Diary Template
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