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Summer Activities for Primary

Thursday, 01 June 2023
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Sample some of these super summer activity ideas perfect for inspiring primary school age children to learn outdoors.

Amazing Animals

  • The Countryside Classroom Passport is a fantastic activity booklet perfect for both KS1 and KS2 students to investigate a wide range of topical issues! Order class sets and send photos in to us for certificates of achievement.
  • Use this entertaining, interactive introduction to the dangers faced by Hedgehogs, and help learners understand what they need for a secure future. 
  • These Detailed Wildlife Outlines are great for children to colour in, with coloured versions to help those who want to be accurate. Includes birds, mammals, minibeasts and marine life. 
  • Watch farmer Brian demonstrate how to Sample Worms Safely in your home or school garden and use the attached work sheet and guidance notes to learn all about how important soils and worms are in helping prevent climate change. 

Forest school Ideas

  • We all love sharing a good story and sharing a book outdoors is even better. This Books and Activities to Share Outdoors resource contains 10 carefully chosen picture books and 32 activity suggestions perfect for teachers, parents, farm educators and forest school leaders!
  • This Weather Forecasting Activity produced by LEAF Education contains everything you need to know to be able to forecast the weather. Use the tally chart to record your observations and develop your meteorological skills.
  • Use this Birdy Surveys resource from Learning Through Landscapes. It requires no specialist equipment, just patience and clothing suitable to the season. Also have fun making birds, garlands and nest rings using hay by following this brilliant Arts Inspired by Agriculture video produced by LEAF Education.
  • Sample this Summer Crafts resource which has perfect ideas for practical activities using natural materials to create decorative items such as topiary pots, wall hangings and scented wreaths. It includes ideas for selling the products to raise much needed funds.

Wonderful Waterways

  • Help learners understand why water needs to be clean with this gorgeously illustrated Global Goals Assembly Pack and use the fun Earth Cubs characters to bring the Sustainable Development Goals to life.
  • This superb School Pond Health & Safety resource produced by the Royal Horticultural Society will help you plan how to install a pond in your school grounds or make improvements to your existing pond.
  • This Resource Pack produced by LEAF Education all about water is one of five topics available in the Global Farming series for primary school aged children. The activities explore the water cycle and climate change; as well as floods and drought.
  • Learn all about biodiversity, adaptations, life cycles, food chains and the wide variety of habitats found in or next to canals and rivers with this creative Canal & River Habitats Topic Pack.

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