Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!
Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first paleontologists! Immerse yourself in imaginative dinosaur learning as you go back in time and imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes. What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know?
This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first ‘dino experts’/paleontologists!
Go back in time, imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes. What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know?
Children use paint, collage, printing to create a dinosaur and write dino expert facts to describe it.
Are you excited about a major sports tournament that is about to start? This topic takes the inspiration of a range of major sports including football, rugby, athletics, cycling, tennis and cricket to generate some fantastic learning opportunities. Learn about the origins and development of popular sports and their most important tournaments over time and stimulate some fantastic history learning. Find out about where sporting tournaments are taking place and which countries will be taking part and prompt some impressive geography learning. Research and discuss the values upheld by different sporting organisations; stage your own class tournaments and hone your PE skills. You will find a host of creative learning activities within these 12 blocks that capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm that great sports events stimulate.
Take a look at some of the nations who compete in the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare these to British values. Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history, understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. Design and perform your own, meaningful Haka.
This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Take a look at the Nations who attend and place them on a global map. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Understand that the nations compete for the Webb Ellis Cup and find out about the Women's World Cup. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare to British values and make a Webb Ellis trophy.
Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history. Understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. In groups, design a Haka.
Articulate the meaning of your Haka to an audience and perform it in the style of the New Zealand All Blacks.
Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!
Batik was a traditional wax-resist dyeing technique from various countries. It was even used in Egypt to wrap mummies- linen was soaked in wax and scratched. Learn the traditional craft of batik and make your own batik scarf. You could easily adapt the plans to make batik flags, bunting, banners, bags or any other textile project if required.
Discover what batik is, where it originated, and begin to learn the techniques needed to make your own batik fabric.
Use your knowledge of complimentary colours to help design your own batik scarf.
Use the skills and knowledge you have gained to successfully dye your own batik scarf!
The art of tie dye clothing is not a new invention, it has long historical roots from many different countries including India and Japan, however it is most associated with the non-conformist movement of the 1960s and 70s. Solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns; use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and finally create your own tie-dye design.
Find out about the period of British history that is associated with tie-dye fabric; solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns.
Use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and create your own tie-dye design.
Learn about the history of block printing and the block printed cottons of the 18th Century. Learn about the block printing technique and print your own fabric. Discover the textile industry machines of the 18th Century and the onset of the Industrial Revolution; finish the block by making an attractive wall hanging from your hand designed and block printed fabric.
Learn about the history of block printing and block printed cottons of the 18th Century; design an image and convert your design to a print block.
Find out about the mass production of printed cottons in the 18th Century; learn about the block printing technique and print your own fabric; learn about the craft of patchwork and design a patchwork block; evaluate your fabric block print.
Discover the textile industry machines of the 18th Century and the onset of the Industrial Revolution; make an attractive wall hanging from your hand designed and block printed fabric.
This topic offers an engaging way to cover the vital subject of e-safety. Through the creation of a cyber-safety game understand the following key areas: the meaning of cyber-bullying and the consequences and outcomes; the importance of privacy settings and keeping passwords safe; the pitfalls of sharing photographs and videos; the phrase ‘Think before you send’; the meaning and importance of emojis; the hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing. Finally review all you have learned by inviting guests into the classroom to play the cyber-safety game.
This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Explore the similarities and differences between bullying and cyber- bullying through role –play.
Learn about the importance of privacy settings and keeping passwords safe; understand about the pitfalls of sharing photographs and videos.
Reflect on the phrase ‘Think before you send’; consider the meaning and importance of emojis.
Understand the hidden costs of app usage and in-app purchasing; plan and discuss cyber-safety game.
Review the importance of e-safety; discuss and write rules for digital citizenship; design a cyber-safety board game; invite guests into the classroom to play the game and review e-safety.
Look back into the beginnings of rugby. Look into the origins of the game and compare Rugby Union and Rugby League. Investigate more recent history, including rugby’s role in the aftermath of apartheid.
Look back at the beginnings of rugby. Research William Web Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School, and get to know the Gilberts, the makers of the first rugby balls who lived in the town of Rugby, where the game is said to have its origins.
The rules of rugby have changed since its origins. Compare Rugby Union and Rugby League and the Divisions of the Codes. Investigate the Springboks and reflect on Nelson Mandela's role in the 1995 World Cup. Make an origami rugby shirt.
Investigate what rugby balls have been made of over the years, why they are oval-shaped and what the standards for rugby balls are now. Make your own mini rugby ball.
Discover Modern Europe in this exciting and informative topic. Understand the amazing physical and human geography of Modern Europe. Travel around, learn key facts and explore the varied countries that make up our European continent. Develop skills in human and physical geography and further your historical and cultural knowledge of these countries as well!
Study the geography and winter sports of Norway in preparation for a ‘top trumps’-based briefing of sports executives for the winter Olympics - consider forces and investigate friction challenges using scientific methods, processes and skills.
Take part in a training camp that develops certain skills and muscles to succeed in a range of winter sports and find out about some of the winter sports popular in Norway. Identify geographic reasons for Norway’s suitability to host these sports.
Discover how seasons within the Norwegian climate impacts on the sports played. Play a fun, high-octane climate sports game and create your own infographics for the Olympic Committee and prospective sports enthusiasts.
Take part in an obstacle force course designed to develop fitness and agility for winter sports, and discover the forces in action for these sporting endeavours. Play ‘sports force’ and highlight the objects that need to make contact in order to create certain forces.
Use a range of sports equipment, ground coverings and a Newton Meter to investigate and measure the effects of friction on various sports. Then create your own set of sporting ‘top trumps’ cards with all your Norwegian sports knowledge and discoveries and present them to winter Olympics executives.
Raise awareness of the four major Russian biomes to help protect them for future generations. Can you become a Biome Co-ordinator and put on your own creative biome exhibition that will include food chain mobiles, adaptation fold-ups, an online classification key and a large scale model of your chosen biome? If so, then welcome to Russia!
Become Biome Co-ordinators for the WWF and have a go at sort your tundras from your taigas. Share your new found knowledge as you record your very own biome news bulletin.
Explore the dynamics of a food chain in your focus Russian biome - who is eating whom? Make your very own food chain mobile to sort the producers from the consumers and the predators from the prey!
Investigate how arcticflora and fauna survive in such tough conditions and explore the living things in your own specialist Russian biome to discover how they are adapted to survive - share your discoveries through an adaptation fold-up.
Take part in a live classification key then see if you can get classifying Russian-style. Have a go at developing your own on-screen key that can be used as part of your final WWF exhibition.
Bring all of your research and new-found expertise on your Russian biome to create a model of this landscape. You will have full creative control of the materials that you use and the way you put it together - but remember to keep it accurate! Add your model to a creative exhibit on your biome using all the knowledge and visuals you have developed over the past few sessions - it’s time to open up to the public!
Is there a football tournament on? Learn about it using this block! Find out about the major football tournaments, like the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup, the UEFA Euro tournament and the UEFA Euro Women's Championship, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Africa Women Cup of Nations. Host your own tournament!
Using our template, make a timeline of when the major football tournaments were started, and some of the other major events in the history of football tournaments. Make a class calendar to keep track of when major tournaments are played.
Learn about the World Cup host selection process and create your own World Cup bid for a country of your choice.
Have a football tournament of your own. Decide on the team sizes and names, design emblems and mascots for each team. Work together to write a song for the tournament.
Decide on the rules for the tournament (e.g. number of games to play, what the winner gets), and give out roles like linesmen, referees, commentators and reporters. Discuss what food and drink players might need to keep hydrated and healthy, how to work together as a team and how they must respect each other and the game officials. Play!
Request new password