All Children articles – Page 19

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    The UK and capital cities in Europe

    Through engaging map-labelling activities pupils name the major capital cities of the European Union and the countries and cities that make up the United Kingdom.

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    Scale and map coordinates

    After completing this worksheet pupils will be more familiar with working with maps, understanding cardinal points and proportional scales. Two exercises encourage pupils to label a map based on given coordinates and predict where six children are going. Includes project ideas.

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    Properties of materials

    In this lesson plan, pupils match adjectives such as ’strong’, ’flammable’, ’transparent’ and ’waterproof ’ to their definitions. A chart activity asks them to tick the characteristics of common materials. Gap fill exercises consolidate vocabulary and concepts learnt. Includes project ideas.

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    Marine food chains

    This lesson plan is suitable for pupils already familiar with ecosystems and food chains. Pupils label pictures of sea creatures, compare land food chains with sea food chains and colour a picture of sea creatures according to whether they are producers, primary consumers or secondary consumers. Includes project ideas.

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    Maps

    This lesson plan helps young learners distinguish left from right, learn to read maps and practise everyday vocabulary. Pupils use directions to draw playground objects on a map and identify the position of objects in relation to one another.

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    Location

    In this lesson plan, pupils pinpoint objects from an aerial view, and draw and compare their own aerial map using a text description. Improves map-reading skills and reinforces vocabulary words for familiar places such as ‘library’, ‘classroom’ and ‘park’.

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    Landscape transformation

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the effect of the wind and the sea on the landscape. They see how a cliff is formed by the pounding of waves and how stones and rocks are broken down to make the sand on a beach.

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    Human intervention on landscapes

    A lesson plan for colouring-in and classifying activities, introducing the notion that humans can change the landscape by building houses, bridges and roads. Encourages pupils to distinguish between what is natural in their environment and what has been shaped by human intervention.

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    Houses, materials and environments

    In this lesson plan, pupils match pictures of materials to the correct labels, complete describing sentences with the correct materials and match houses to the correct weather conditions.

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    Deserts and rainforests

    A lesson plan with information-gap and word-ordering exercises on the Amazon rainforest and Sahara desert ecosystems.

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    Countries in Europe

    A lesson plan that consolidates the names of eight countries in the European Union by asking pupils to colour and label flags then label a map. Includes project ideas.

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    Experiments: Keeping an ice cube alive

    In this experiment, pupils try to prevent an ice cube from melting by insulating it. Students predict the outcome of the experiments and then record their results in a table. Gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and question words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 3: Fruit and vegetables

    In the third lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food , children learn to identify and describe different types of fruit based on climate and parts of plants where vegetables are from. They then design a leaflet to promote eating fruit and vegetables. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets ...

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    Where is it?

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a mini-book while practising prepositions of place, including ’on’ and ’under’.

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    What shops are there in your town?

    This lesson plan teaches the names of shops as well as ‘there is’ and ‘there are’.

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    What are you doing?

    This lesson plan reviews the present continuous tense and key verbs expressing day-to-day activities.

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    The four seasons

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to revise the seasons and weather vocabulary.

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    Sports

    A lesson plan with colouring and cut-out activities to teach the names of different sports.

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    The clothes line

    In this lesson plan, pupils practise clothing vocabulary by creating a model clothes line.

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    Shapes and colours

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn to distinguish between two- and three- dimensional shapes, and recognise these shapes in their immediate surroundings by matching and counting. Includes project ideas.