All Children articles – Page 16

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    Energy

    Activities to teach pupils about the different types of energy, including renewable versus non-renewable sources.

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    Electricity

    A lesson plan to teach young learners about electrical circuits and to demonstrate how light bulbs work.

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    Venn diagrams

    How many pupils are afraid of snakes but not of spiders? What share of the class likes strawberry ice cream? In this lesson plan, pupils read a text then complete a Venn diagram and pie charts. Warm up activities and project ideas engage young learners by encouraging them to discuss ...

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    Time

    In this lesson plan, pupils study the different units of time, from seconds to millennia, and practise calculating and telling the time.

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    Telling the time

    In this worksheet, young learners read a series of clocks to complete sentences, and match clocks to daily activities such as ’bedtime’ and ’playtime’.

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    Sums

    A worksheet with activities to make addition, subtraction and multiplication fun while reinforcing the numbers 1-100. Organise the pupils in pairs so that they can discuss and help each other, or set up the activities as a class competition to increase the challenge.

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    Probability

    A lesson plan to use coins, dice and different coloured sweets to teach students how to determine probability.

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    Plotting and interpreting graphs

    Make maths exciting by linking graphs to favourite activities such as swimming and playing football. In this lesson plan, pupils interpret a graph to complete sentences and read a paragraph to fill in their own graph. Helps consolidate important action verbs and the present continuous. Included in the teacher’s notes ...

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    Number sequences

    Encouraging your pupils to recognise sequences and patterns in numbers and words is important for developing their learning skills. In these worksheet activities, pupils identify patterns to complete number sequences and use their knowledge of times tables to colour the squares a chart.

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    Geometry

    A lesson plan with activities to introduce angles, shapes and other basic concepts of geometry.

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    Fractions and percentages

    A lesson plan with fun, interactive exercises that use students’ daily activities to teach fractions and percentages.

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    Data: Bar and line graphs

    A worksheet and lesson plan to help teach pupils to interpret and draw their own graphs.

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    Counting with coins

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. The worksheet also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words such as ’kite’ ...

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    Diwali

    This lesson introduces the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ through arts and crafts. Pupils draw and colour rangolis and create a Diwali lantern.

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    New Year

    What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you watch fireworks? Do you make a resolution? In this lesson plan, young learners label pictures, circle the correct words to describe their New Year celebrations, and draw and label their favourite New Year’s Eve activity, while practising sentence formation and ...

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    Christmas

    In this lesson plan, young learners match Christmas words such as ‘mistletoe’ and ‘candles’ to pictures, decorate and describe a Christmas tree, and create their own Advent calendar to count down to Christmas. The activities teach about the holiday’s traditions while consolidating the singular and plural forms of the verb ’be’.

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    Summer solstice

    In this lesson plan, pupils match sentence halves, number a series of pictures and identify words hidden in a picture to describe the ways people celebrate the longest day of the year. The worksheet includes fun colouring and drawing exercises and helps pupils practise forming sentences and reading aloud.

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    Nevruz

    A lesson plan to introduce young learners to this festival, celebrated in Turkey and Iran to mark the beginning of spring. Pupils match sentence halves and identify the corresponding picture to learn about the traditions associated with this holiday, from painting eggs to (don’t try this at home) jumping over ...

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    Halloween

    Trick or treat! This is a lesson plan to teach pupils about the costumes and traditions associated with this ‘ghoulish’ festival, popular in many English-speaking countries, while reinforcing the present continuous. Pupils solve riddles to guess the Halloween character, draw and describe a Halloween costume, and use patterns to create ...

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    Chinese New Year

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a Chinese New Year dragon and ‘good luck’ banners to decorate the classroom while learning about this festival and its traditions. Afterwards, your class can have a playground procession to simulate the vibrant parades held in Chinese communities to mark the holiday.