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Planting Bulbs

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Planting Bulbs

The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of growing plants. These bulbs should grow in spring.

Introduction

T to have bulbs on table as hook and to encourage discussion with Qs to scaffold and or guide discussion.

Class will discuss what the bulbs are and what they will become IF they are cared for.

T will then show a plant to the class and place a plant on each table group again to initiate discussion among the children about the plant and different parts of the plant etc.

Leading to a whole class discussion, finding out what we know/don’t know.

Development

So how does a bulb grow into a plant? How do we care for them?

Children to break into groups and find out the answer to this question online.

They will each be given a kind of plant that they will plant to learn about what it needs to grow and how we take care of them.

Plenary

Children will present their findings.

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Feeling Happy

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Feeling Happy

This is a very short and simple lesson plan.

Introduction

Circle time discussion- discuss what it means to feel ‘happy’

Development

  • Think-pair-share on times he/she feels happy.
  • Individually finish the sentence: I am happy when….Further discuss experiences which make us happy-distinguish between e.g. material items and love received at home

Plenary

Sing the song ‘Happy’ together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZSe6N_BXs

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National Tree Week

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National Tree Week

Investigate ‘What trees do for us?’

Introduction

Use the books ‘A Forest’ (Marc Martin) or ‘A Tree’ as a starter to the topic. Think Pair Share – what are we going to be learning about today.

Share L.O.

KWL using google classroom or padlet on ‘What trees do for us?’

Development

Using cut up articles and images (posters etc) children piece together information and facts about trees and their importance in the eco-system.  In groups chn collate their information into 10 facts.

Plenary

Children create a post it note tree of ‘things trees do for me’

Lesson 1 in a series of 3.


Resources online at National Tree Week

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Martin Luther King Day

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Martin Luther King Day

This is a very basic outline to a lesson to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. It requires a number of resources to be added and is placed here for demonstration purposes.

Introduction

KWL chart on Padlet:
Type what we know already about MLK
What we want to know about MLK

Development

Powerpoint Presentation on MLK
Watch videos on Mlk-Speeches-“I have a dream”
Create child’s own I have a dream speech
Observe and sicuss photos of people worldwide celebrating MLK day

Plenary

Wrap up KWL
What we have learned
Complete a quiz on MLK Day

This lesson plan requires lots of resources, which will be added in time. 

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3 Short Lessons on Judaism

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Lesson 1

Create a Padlet  as a KWL chart to collect children’s existing knowledge of Judaism

Children to put questions on Judaism on google forms

Children to view presentation on Judaism see link below

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10rcEwncLML4ElyNO2HOICzzIM5wCMknwrqLyMLfpHCo/edit?ts=5b23a350#slide=id.g2a3fc9eed_05

Refer back to Google forms to check questions and for homework see if they can answer any remaining questions.

 

Lesson 2

Review  Padlet and add in any additional information from homework.

Children to work in groups and create a presentation of their choice on one aspect of Judaism and present this to the class.

Return to KWL chart to add what we have learned.

 

Lesson 3

 

Identify interesting questions that we still have following lesson 1 &2.

Prepare a list of additional questions.

Complete a Skype Call and conduct a live interview with a member of the Jewish Faith.

Share what we have learned with the interviewee and share with school community