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Key Stage 2

 

 

Swinging science

Learners use their observational skills in order to apply their scientific understanding to a video. They formulate their own questions and research the answers in areas such as light, forces and photosynthesis.

LNF links: Literacy

Curriculum links: Science

 

What is a good presentation?

Learners watch a video clip of other learners doing a presentation in order to determine success criteria. Using these criteria, they produce and deliver their own presentation. The presentation is then assessed using their own criteria.

LNF links: Literacy

Curriculum links: Underpinning skills for all subjects

 

Cholera in Merthyr

Learners find out about life in the past in Merthyr as the world’s top iron producer with poor living conditions and endemic cholera. They carry out calculations on historical data before producing their own public health poster. 

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum links: History, PSE

 

What is a good Question?

Learners develop success criteria for quality questions. Through a series of short tasks and challenging questions they build on these criteria.  Their final criteria can then be used in numerous further activities.

LNF links: Literacy

Curriculum links: Underpinning skills for all subjects

 

What is this?

Learners use a source square to interrogate an unknown planetary image. They research their ideas to try and discover what the image is. Their findings and decisions are communicated to their peers in a two minute presentation.

LNF links: Literacy

Curriculum links: Science

 

What is in a Receipt?

Learners review a till receipt in terms of food groups and prices and research recipes for a ‘healthy’ meal. They calculate quantities and costs of their meal before presenting their ideas in a poster or factsheet.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum links: Design and Technology, Science

 

Disasterchef!

Learners problem solve in order to plan to cook a meal to a timescale and budget. They develop innovative strategies to measure quantities and apply their numerical reasoning skills.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: Science, design and technology

 

What is it worth?

Learners find out about old Welsh banknotes. They carry out currency conversions to reflect on their value before designing their own modern-day Welsh banknote.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: History, Art and Design, PSE

 

Around the world in 80 meals

Learners are asked to activate their prior knowledge and understanding about different foods and cuisines from around the world and to locate the countries associated with those cuisines on maps and atlases. Each group of learners researches a different world cuisine, producing a historical time line to show influences on the cuisine and report their findings to the class in the form of a planned two minute presentation.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: History and Geography

 

Primary Olympics

Learners activate their prior knowledge and understanding about sports that involve a number of different events, for example, the pentathlon. Learners create their own multi-event sport for children, that is based on the physical education activities that they take part in during school. They plan a multi-event competition, try out and refine their ideas and finally, run a competition for some learners in school. 

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: PE, Science and PSE

 

The best chocolate bar?

Learners interrogate a photograph of a cocoa pod split in half, which appears at the centre of a source square. Learners use observation and inference skills and are expected to formulate ‘good’ questions. They gather information about the photograph through research, before developing and creating a scientific presentation to show their findings. Learners are then set the problem of finding out the favourite chocolate bar of people in school. They generate and consider ideas about how to do this, before developing and following a plan to gather and analyse the information needed to work out what chocolate bar is the favourite. 

LNF links: Literacy

Curriculum Links: Science, PSE

 

 

The Great Welsh Bake Off

Learners activate their prior knowledge and understanding and carry out research about traditional Welsh food and recipes. They choose a traditional Welsh food that they will make for a charity event in school and create a recipe for it, focusing on instructional writing. Learners work out how much food they will bake, create a shopping list and buy the ingredients. They use receipts to work out how much has been spent and the unit cost of their product. Learners bake their food and sell it as
part of the charity event, keeping a record of how much they sell and calculating the profit they make.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: History, D&T, Science, PSE

 

Where in Wales?

Learners are asked to activate their prior knowledge and understanding about theme parks in and near Wales and the main transport systems in and around Wales. They consider where in Wales would be the best area to build a new theme park and apply their knowledge and understanding about the possible steps that need to be taken when building something new. Learners decide on an exact location for a theme park and present their proposal in the form of a display.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: Geography, D&T

 

The World’s Best Theme Park

Learners are asked to activate their prior knowledge and understanding and to determine success criteria about what makes a good theme park ride. They develop ideas for a new theme park ride and use these to invent and design their ride. They name the new ride and design the world’s best theme park that features their new ride as its centrepiece, presenting their ideas as a web page. Finally, they develop a projected turnover figure for the new theme park.

LNF links: Literacy and Numeracy

Curriculum Links: D&T, ICT, Art and Design

 

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