If you’re a teacher and back in school – you’ve got this! If you’re a teacher and you’re still teaching remotely – you’ve got this! If you’re a parent and you’re still home schooling – you’ve also got this!
These past few months have been incredibly hard, yet liberating, eye opening, limiting, boring, interesting – a whole myriad of thoughts and feelings. Some people have lost their jobs, some have flourished. Our whole way of life has been turned on its head, and maybe it will never be quite the same again – but maybe that’s not a bad thing? Was our society broken anyway, our education system focused on testing rather than kindness, our work lives relentless? I don’t have the answers, but what I do know is that it’s been an honour to serve and help both parents and school staff these past few months. And our help doesn’t stop when lockdown ends! We’ve got a plethora of post lockdown back to school activities, and recovery curriculum resources as well as some specific KS1 post lockdown project ideas, that will keep kids entertained whilst being perfectly linked to the National Curriculum. Perfecto!
I’ve always found that if you can engage children in something they’re already interested in, loads more learning will take place. That’s why we came up with this fab KS1 zoo project – so that children can fully immerse themselves in something that will naturally lead to loads of learning.
Start with the zoo project overview, which clearly shows the curriculum links and ideas for running the project.
Then it’s time to do some animal research – you can use our animal fact files to give you a helping hand.
When children have researched the animals they might like in their zoo, they can complete their own animal fact files. If the animals they’re interested in aren’t there, they can complete a blank animal fact file template with their own info and research.
For maths fans, we’ve cleverly linked areas of the year 1 maths curriculum with the zoo project – children will love completing this zoo maths activity pack. This is great for home learning too.
Let’s not forget the creative side of learning – and we’ve come up with a ton of art and design zoo activities that will inspire children to create something awesome!
And guess what? Our zoo project also cleverly links to English, to stimulate some excellent opportunities for writing too! Check out our zoo English activity ideas for loads of fun English activities for KS1 – again, all linked to the National Curriculum.
Our zoo English PowerPoint will also provide you with a great presentation to show to children to get those creative juices flowing!
And what’s more, we’ve loads of other post lockdown return to school resources to explore including wellbeing resources, bereavement resources, post lockdown games, post lockdown lesson ideas, transition resources and much more!