• CHESHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST LESSON PLAN

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CHESHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST LESSON PLAN
Subjects:
Title: Autumn Watch
Art, literacy and science
Programme of study:
Key Stage: 1 KS1: Science - 2B Plants & Animals in
Year Group: Any the Local Environment. Art - Unit 1B
Number: Contact us to discuss Investigating Materials, 2B Mother
Nature.
Location: Bickley Hall Farm, schools,
Duration: ½ day (flexible)
countryside sites around Cheshire (see map on
website and leaflet)
School: A primary school Date: To arrange
Lesson objectives:
To introduce KS1 children to understanding and exploring habitats and species in the
Autumn season.
Learning Outcomes:
To learn about colours and textures of Autumn
To learn about seed dispersal
To learn about the produce of Autumn (food for free).
Vocabulary:
Words to explain: habitat, seed dispersal
Resources:
To be provided by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Activities:
Starter: 10 minutes: Presentation
Introduce the group to the colours and natural processes of Autumn. Show examples of
seeds, fungi, berries etc.
Main:
Task 1) 20 minutes: Autumn Scavenger Hunt!
Try and find as many items as possible on the list.
Task 2) 10 minutes: Autumn Colours
Try to find natural colours that match the colour cards.
Task 3) 20 minutes: Artwork – Autumn Mobiles
Design your own autumn mobile by using natural materials.
BREAK & PLAY
Task 4) 20 minutes: Seed Dispersal
Show the presentation and children have to arrange their seeds into the correct
categories, e.g. parachutes, spinners, pepperpots, hitchhikers.
Task 5) 20 minutes: Seed Journey
Go on a journey to find different seeds.
Task 6) 10 minutes: Wild Noises
Count the number of different wild noises.
Plenary: 10 minutes: Drama of the Seeds
In groups, each child is a different seed and move like it (hand out cards). Swop seeds
and repeat.
Differentiation: Ensure that a teacher/assistant works with children who need more
support. Put children of different abilities in the same group.
Assessment Opportunities and Follow-up Work:
1. Learn more about Autumn produce and processes, e.g. fungi, food for free.
2. Explore your the school grounds in Autumn for seeds etc.
CHESHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST LESSON PLAN
Subjects:
Title: Autumn Watch
Art and science
Key Stage: 2 Programme of study:
Year Group: Any KS2: Art - 6C A sense of place. Science -
Number: Contact us to discuss 4B Habitats
Location: Bickley Hall Farm, schools,
Duration: ½ day (flexible)
countryside sites around Cheshire (see map on
website and leaflet)
School: A primary school Date: To arrange
Lesson objectives:
To introduce KS2 children to understanding and exploring habitats and species in the
Autumn season.
Learning Outcomes:
To learn about colours and textures of Autumn
To learn about seed dispersal
To learn about the produce of Autumn (food for free).
Vocabulary:
Words to explain: habitat, seed dispersal
Resources:
To be provided by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Activities:
Starter: 10 minutes: Presentation
Introduce the group to the colours and natural processes of Autumn. Show examples of
seeds, fungi, berries etc.
Main:
Task 1) 20 minutes: Autumn Scavenger Hunt!
Try and find as many items as possible on the list.
Task 2) 10 minutes: Autumn Colours
Try to find natural colours that match the colour cards.
Task 3) 20 minutes: Artwork – Autumn Mobiles
Design your own autumn mobile by using natural materials.
BREAK & PLAY
Task 4) 20 minutes: Seed Dispersal
Show the presentation and children have to arrange their seeds into the correct
categories, e.g. parachutes, spinners, pepperpots, hitchhikers.
Task 5) 20 minutes: Seed Journey
Go on a journey to find different seeds.
Task 6) 20 minutes: Invent a Seed Challenge!
Invent and draw a seed according to the description on the cards handed out. Invent a
name too.
Plenary: 10 minutes: Food Chain Game (or Drama of the Seeds)
This game demonstrates our relationship with the sun, food chains and interdependency.
This game is especially good with larger groups of children (30+).
Differentiation: Ensure that a teacher/assistant works with children who need more
support. Put children of different abilities in the same group.
Assessment Opportunities and Follow-up Work:
3. Learn more about Autumn produce and processes, e.g. fungi, food for free.
4. Explore your the school grounds in Autumn for seeds etc.


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