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Creative Activities

Overview

Creative Activities provides numerous creative activities for exploring different areas of the curriculum.

  • Problems use relevant contexts that are familiar to children
  • Plenty of visual and hands-on resources used for active learning
  • Support for more and less able provided
  • Plenty of follow-up suggestions for further work for children to apply their knowledge
  • Full colour examples of pupil work included.

In this series

Case study

Karen Vive from Binfield C E Primary School, Berkshire takes a look at Creative Activities: Scientific Enquiry Ages 7-11 for us.

What an amazing way to present creative ideas for covering aspects of the science curriculum. Throughout the message transmitted is ‘science is fun’ The story line that links similar sections is appealing to children; the learning objectives are clearly stated and useful background information is included to ensure the science is relevant to the task.

Many of the suggested activities will return awe and wonder to the children’s learning. The activities rely on easily assembled materials. The guidance for teachers is clear for all aspects of the learning.

Differentiation is taken into account and sheets, which act as aide memoirs or work sheets, are available if required. Flexibility allows for activities to be individual, group or whole class. The nature of the activities means that they do not fit naturally into a conventional science lesson.

To benefit from the wealth of experimentation, investigation and use of science knowledge, they are best used in longer sessions or as part of an enrichment programme. This is an excellent Key Stage 2 resource that will service the needs of all teachers, regardless of their experience.

Authors

Louise Carruthers

Louise Carruthers is the author of 50 Literacy Lessons for Less Able Learners. She has also contributed to ‘Activities for including children with behavioural difficulties’. She is an experienced primary teacher currently teaching in a school for children with moderate learning difficulties.

John Dabell

John Dabell is an experienced primary teacher, Ofsted trained inspector, writer and freelance numeracy consultant.