Supporting the national curriculum at key stage 1
Our team of education advisers can support your school in delivering elements of the national curriculum at key stage 1.
Water can be used as a conduit for many programmes of study included within key stage 1 such as plants, animals, humans, everyday materials and living things and their habitats.
Our advisers will work closely with teachers to discuss their specific topic objectives and to ensure we maximise pupil’s knowledge and understanding.
From whole school assemblies to classroom lessons and STEM workshops, we aim to make learning fun, interactive and engaging.
For example, we use a variety of songs, action rhymes, worksheets, Water Cycle poster boards, games and quizzes to help pupils to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding about water.
To encourage pupils to work scientifically our lessons could involve them:
- using practical methods and skills such as asking easy questions, observing closely and using simple equipment, for example, our flower power investigation which involves predicting, observing and making conclusions
- identifying, classifying and suggesting answers to questions, for example, sorting items that are suitable to be flushed down the toilet
- gathering and recording data using our templates of pictograms and bar charts in their use of water at home and school
- thinking about ways to preserve water including how, when and where we use water.
These lessons might also require pupils to use specialist vocabulary - another element of the national curriculum for science.
Finally, we might look at how pupils can spread the message of water conservation among other year groups either through a poster campaign or through an Eco Council forum.