‘Material World’ uses Geography and Science to encourage upper KS2 pupils to explore the resources we find on our planet, how we use them and what we can do to conserve them and live in a more sustainable manner.
The pack integrates:
- exploration of materials
- geographical investigations and case studies
- deliberation of our ‘wants’ and ‘needs’
- exploration of the ethics of consumerism
- ideas for practical action
This pack consists of six lessons which are designed to run consecutively over a half term, or during a focussed topic week, culminating in a day of pupils taking action in their school or community.
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Below are some videos on the Circular Economy that may be useful:
There is a big difference between the things we 'want' and what we actually 'need' in order to survive. This 1.5 hour long activity explores everyday materials, the resources they are made from and the impact of how they are made.
It can be used as part of Geography, Science and Citizenship and is part of the Material World teaching pack.
What about Waste?
Literacy packs have been developed by an experienced KS2 teacher to develop pupils’ core literacy skills while extending their understanding of waste issues. One pack is for year 3 and 4 pupils, the other for pupils in year 5 and 6.
Both packs comprise of 10 clear and easy to use lesson plans and supporting documents, which address literacy objectives for KS2 pupils using the topical theme of rubbish and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle).
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What about Waste? for year 3 and 4
Curriculum areas covered are: explanation, instruction, persuasive writing, play script writing, play script performance, poetry writing and poetry performance.
What about waste? for year 5 and 6 below
Areas covered are: recount, instruction, explanation, persuasive writing, descriptive language, descriptive writing, poetry writing and poetry performance.