Transition Resources for Year 6/ Post SATS

These resources are designed to be used in one session with year 6 (10/ 11 year old) students. Although they will support numeracy, literacy and various other aspects of the curriculum, they are designed to prepare students for secondary school rather than support the year 6 curriculum. There are 6 suggested activities. Although they are…

Using Tree Rings for Past Weather and Climate

Using tree rings to teach weather, climate, correlation, photosynthesis, regression, the carbon cycle, isotopes and more. On the BBC news: the research from Swansea University that supports these resources. 1) Show the Film 2) Play the Game Collect tree ring samples, align the samples to create a 300 year record and see what weather and…

Water Cycle in a Bowl

Water cycle in a bowl Our rain originally came from oceans, seas and lakes. It became clouds and eventually fell on us as rain. What you will need: A large bowl A small yogurt pot or plastic cup Clingfilm Water Small weight or a few coins Sunny window sill What to do: Take the large…

KS3 seasons

Why do we have seasons? Key Stage 3, Science The solar system and beyond Prior Learning In the day and night lesson students thought about day and night, and that day is warm and night is cold. Objectives By the end of the lesson: All students will know that we have seasons because the Earth…

Key Stage 3 Science – Day and Night

What causes day and night? Key Stage 3, Science Prior Learning At Key Stage 2 students will have considered the evidence for the sun, Earth and moon being spherical. They should be familiar with using models to show their relative sizes. Objectives By the end of the lesson: All students will know that day and…

Measuring temperature; keeping warm

Keeping warm Key Stage 2 Science, Geography and Maths Using a thermometer Overview In activity one, children will be introduced to thermometers and their uses, and have the opportunity to practise taking temperature readings using thermometers with different scales. They will link the measurement of temperature to how hot or cold things are. In activity…

Water Cycle Lesson

The water cycle Key Stage 2 Science/ Geography Overview In this series of activities children will be using what they have learnt earlier about evaporation, condensation and reversible changes of state, to build up the water cycle from first principles. The slides and the water cycle experiment will provide opportunities for children to extend their…