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PlanBee Birthday Sale

To celebrate PlanBee's birthday, we created this collection with our Top 20 Best-selling Lesson Plan Packs, plus some hand-picked favourites from our team.

Abby's pick: What Do Scientists Do?

Year 3/4 Science

This was fascinating to put together and perfect for a Science Day/Week at school. It has a different focus and looks at the practical aspects that scientific learning can have and how people choose different areas of science to study in their career. It's lovely to hear feedback that this scheme has inspired children to aspire to be scientists when they grow up.

Becky's pick: Classifying Organisms

Year 6 Science

This was easily the most challenging scheme of work I've ever made! This was one of the schemes of work we created when the new National Curriculum came in a few years ago, and there was very little out there about classifying organisms which was appropriate for Year 6 children. It was fun to create such a challenging scheme of work, knowing how much it would help teachers get to grips with this area of science. The classification trees in the slides and worksheets were extremely time-consuming, but ultimately very rewarding to put together.

Catherine's pick: Sparks and Flames

Year 1/2 Art

I loved looking through paintings of the Great Fire of London and working out different ways to bring the topic to life for KS1 children. I wanted to give the children the opportunity to use a variety of materials to portray fire and I had a lot of fun getting stuck in with chalks, tissue paper, paint and recyclable materials working out the focus for each lesson.

Emma's pick: Animal Stories

Year 1/2 Religious Education

I love to think of fun and crafty activities that link well to the learning objective. I really enjoyed reading all of the different animal stories from different religions and learn how animals are respected. I had previously focused on English schemes so doing an RE scheme was a nice change! I also loved incorporating inquiry-based learning in this scheme and also class projects such as building a bug hotel. I would enjoy teaching this scheme which I think is a sign of a good scheme of work!

Laura's pick: Japanese Art

Year 5/6 Art

I love all things Japanese (except maybe sushi!) so I really enjoyed every aspect of creating this scheme. As well as covering popular themes like Manga, I focussed on less well-known areas of Japanese art, too. I found the Daruma dolls in the Folk Art lesson particularly interesting - when bought or made, the doll's eyes are blank. The owner thinks of a goal they want to achieve and paints in one eye. When they have achieved that goal, they paint in the other eye as a symbol of their achievement. I thought these might be appealing to children and teachers alike!

Oli's pick: Viking Science

Year 5/6 Science

It was a fun challenge to research and create a Science scheme of work that was thematically-linked to a popular primary topic like Vikings! I wasn't too familiar with Viking culture and history, having never taught it myself so it was fascinating learning about their homes, families and the resources they used. Science-wise, it's a really fun and varied scheme of work with lots of practical science that I know children get excited about doing. I was really pleased to get some open-ended, flexible scientific investigation in there, too. It's a fun scheme of work!

  • PlanBee Vikings and Anglo-Saxons KS2 Planning Pack | Vikings KS2 Year 5 Year 6

    Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    These exciting Vikings and Anglo-Saxons KS2 lessons for Year 5 and Year 6 take your class on a fascinating journey of back in time as they find out...

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  • PlanBee Properties and Changes of Materials Year 5 Science Planning | KS2

    Properties and Changes of Materials

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    These Properties and Changes of Materials Year 5 Science lessons are jam-packed full of practical activities and scientific enquiries to help your ...

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  • PlanBee Crime and Punishment KS2 History Lessons for Year 5 and Year 6

    Crime and Punishment

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    These Crime and Punishment KS2 History lessons will take your Year 5 or Year 6 class on a journey through British history as they discover how crim...

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  • PlanBee Roman Invasion of Britain KS2 | Roman Britain Year 3 Year 4 Lessons

    Invaders and Settlers: Romans

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Looking for Roman Invasion of Britain KS2 lesson planning? You've come to the right place! This ready-to-teach set of seven lessons all about the R...

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  • PlanBee Forces in Action: Forces Year 5 Planning Pack | PlanBee Science

    Forces In Action

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    This Forces in Action Year 5 Science scheme of work teaches your children how forces affect everything around us. They will learn about the effects...

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  • PlanBee Evolution and Inheritance Year 6 | KS2 Science Lesson Planning

    Evolution and Inheritance

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    This Evolution and Inheritance Year 6 Science scheme of work will get your KS2 children thinking about characteristics passed from one generation t...

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  • PlanBee Let's go on Safari: Kenya KS1 Geography Lesson Plans

    Let's go on Safari

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Take your class on safari to Africa with this Kenya KS1 Geography scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Join explorers as they visit Kenya and meet...

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  • PlanBee Volcanoes KS2 Geography Planning | Lessons for Year 3 & Year 4

    Volcanoes

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Explore volcanoes, one of the most fascinating phenomena in the world, with this Volcanoes KS2 scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. These lesson w...

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  • PlanBee Animals including Humans Year 6 Planning | Healthy Bodies by PlanBee

    Healthy Bodies

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Use this Animals Including Humans Year 6 planning to teach your Science class how to keep their bodies healthy. They will learn all about nutrition...

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  • PlanBee North America KS2 Geography Lesson Pack by PlanBee

    North America

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Voyage across the Atlantic with your class as they discover the continent of North America and all its amazing countries, cities and landscapes wit...

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  • PlanBee States of Matter Year 4 | Solids, Liquids and Gases KS2 Lesson Plans

    States of Matter

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    These States of Matter KS2 Science lessons for Year 4 are the perfect way to teach your class about the differences between solids, liquids and gas...

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  • PlanBee Great Fire of London KS1 Planning and Activities | Year 2 History

    The Great Fire of London

    From £2.99 to £10.00

    This Great Fire of London KS1 planning pack is full of all the lesson plans, differentiated activity ideas, slideshow presentations and printable w...

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  • PlanBee Continents of the World KS1 | Around the World Year 1 and Year 2

    Around the World

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Take your class on a whistle-stop tour around the world with this seven continents of the world KS1 Geography planning pack for Year 1 and Year 2. ...

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  • PlanBee Our European Neighbours | Europe KS2 Lesson Plans and Resources

    Our European Neighbours

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    Use this ready prepared Europe KS2 scheme of work to take your Year 3 or Year 4 class on a trip across the English Channel to discover the continen...

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  • PlanBee Living Things and their Habitats Year 2 Science Planning KS1

    Living in Habitats

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    Covering the living things and their habitats Year 2 curriculum objectives, this Living in Habitats scheme of work will help your class find out ab...

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  • PlanBee Year 3 Rocks, Fossils and Soils | PlanBee Science Planning

    Rocks, Fossils and Soils

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Dig deep and unearth a fascinating world below ground with this Year 3 Rocks, Fossils and Soils planning pack. Your class will learn so much about ...

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  • PlanBee Changing Sound Year 4 Science Planning | Sound KS2 Lessons

    Changing Sound

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    These Changing Sounds KS2 Science lessons for Year 4 children are fully planned and make teaching your class everything they need to know about sou...

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  • PlanBee Exploring Everyday Materials Year 2 Science Lesson Plans

    Exploring Everyday Materials

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    This Exploring Everyday Materials Year 2 lesson planning pack contains seven ready-to-teach KS1 Science lessons to help your class identify, classi...

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  • PlanBee Famous Explorers KS1 History Planning by PlanBee

    Intrepid Explorers

    From £2.99 to £14.50

    Use this Famous Explorers KS1 History pack to introduce your class to two intrepid explorers with this scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your c...

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  • PlanBee Life Cycles KS2 | Living Things and their Habitats Year 5 Lessons

    Life Cycles

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    This Life Cycles KS2 planning pack contains six fully prepared lessons to cover the living things and their habitats Year 5 Science objectives. Eac...

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  • PlanBee What do Scientists do?: KS2 - Science - Working Scientifically Plans

    What Do Scientists Do?

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    Explore the world of science and investigate the different areas of science that people work in. Let your class have a go at being forensic scienti...

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  • PlanBee Living Things and their Habitats Year 6 | Classifying Organisms KS2

    Classifying Organisms

    From £2.99 to £12.00

    These 'living things and their habitats' Year 6 Science lessons take an in-depth view at classifying animals, plants and micro-organisms. Your chil...

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  • PlanBee Great Fire of London Art Ideas | PlanBee KS1 Art Lesson

    Sparks and Flames

    From £2.99 to £10.00

    This KS1 series of Art lessons will ignite your class’s imagination as they create pieces of art themed around The Great Fire of London. They will ...

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  • PlanBee Animal Stories Year 1/2 Planning Pack | KS1 RE Planning

    Animal Stories

    From £2.99 to £10.00

    This Animal Stories KS1 RE planning pack introduces your Year 1/2 children to popular religions of the world including: Christianity, Judaism, Isla...

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To celebrate PlanBee's birthday, we created this collection with our Top 20 Best-selling Lesson Plan Packs, plus some hand-picked favourites from our team.

Abby's pick: What Do Scientists Do?

Year 3/4 Science

This was fascinating to put together and perfect for a Science Day/Week at school. It has a different focus and looks at the practical aspects that scientific learning can have and how people choose different areas of science to study in their career. It's lovely to hear feedback that this scheme has inspired children to aspire to be scientists when they grow up.

Becky's pick: Classifying Organisms

Year 6 Science

This was easily the most challenging scheme of work I've ever made! This was one of the schemes of work we created when the new National Curriculum came in a few years ago, and there was very little out there about classifying organisms which was appropriate for Year 6 children. It was fun to create such a challenging scheme of work, knowing how much it would help teachers get to grips with this area of science. The classification trees in the slides and worksheets were extremely time-consuming, but ultimately very rewarding to put together.

Catherine's pick: Sparks and Flames

Year 1/2 Art

I loved looking through paintings of the Great Fire of London and working out different ways to bring the topic to life for KS1 children. I wanted to give the children the opportunity to use a variety of materials to portray fire and I had a lot of fun getting stuck in with chalks, tissue paper, paint and recyclable materials working out the focus for each lesson.

Emma's pick: Animal Stories

Year 1/2 Religious Education

I love to think of fun and crafty activities that link well to the learning objective. I really enjoyed reading all of the different animal stories from different religions and learn how animals are respected. I had previously focused on English schemes so doing an RE scheme was a nice change! I also loved incorporating inquiry-based learning in this scheme and also class projects such as building a bug hotel. I would enjoy teaching this scheme which I think is a sign of a good scheme of work!

Laura's pick: Japanese Art

Year 5/6 Art

I love all things Japanese (except maybe sushi!) so I really enjoyed every aspect of creating this scheme. As well as covering popular themes like Manga, I focussed on less well-known areas of Japanese art, too. I found the Daruma dolls in the Folk Art lesson particularly interesting - when bought or made, the doll's eyes are blank. The owner thinks of a goal they want to achieve and paints in one eye. When they have achieved that goal, they paint in the other eye as a symbol of their achievement. I thought these might be appealing to children and teachers alike!

Oli's pick: Viking Science

Year 5/6 Science

It was a fun challenge to research and create a Science scheme of work that was thematically-linked to a popular primary topic like Vikings! I wasn't too familiar with Viking culture and history, having never taught it myself so it was fascinating learning about their homes, families and the resources they used. Science-wise, it's a really fun and varied scheme of work with lots of practical science that I know children get excited about doing. I was really pleased to get some open-ended, flexible scientific investigation in there, too. It's a fun scheme of work!