Please find on this page links to Keystage 2 / Year 3 learning and sharing activities. Included you will find the following information

  • Shared Curriculum topic information plus downloads.

  • Teaching Resources

  • Related Videos

  • Shared Work and Case Studies

This is your website, so please feel free to share your classroom experiences, and also provide us with news, photographs, case studies, videos, ideas, or anything else related to your project, to help us keep the site lively and provocative.... Thank you.

 
 
 

Year 3 Curriculum Activity C:

Consider the use of water in the world.

Start with the Shared Curriculum document, (Shared Curriculum Document Year 3) which outlines the topics studied in the curriculum in in your Year Group both in Malawi and the UK around the topics of 'Water' and 'Litter'. These topics are being studied as part of your normal activities. We want to bring your lesson alive, as you share your findings with Malawi.
 

Activity C - Water

  • Discuss use of water in both schools. What is the impact of water on human life?
  • Compare the availability and access to water in both countries.

Climate change is currently the most urgent issue on the global agenda and the affects for those already living in challenging environments can be devastating. Please Click HERE to download an excellent teaching resource published by theLilongwe Wildlife Trustas part of their Eco Schools Malawi programme todiscover how drastic changes in the climate are impacting on day to day life in Malawi.
 

Classroom Activities

Water Lessons Ayesha 1

There are numerous activities listed below to help you create a fun and informative lesson on the topic of water.

Once you've worked out what's best for your class please make sure you complete a Case Study of your findings and send it to us via the pinboard to help us improve our service to you and the children.

 

Suggested Lessons:

World Water Day was the 22nd March this year. Please follow the link to access some great water related resources to use in your next lesson.

Water of Life - Powerpoint PresentationWater of Life - Slide NotesA fantastic interactive presentation focusing on the effects of too much and too little water in rural Malawi.

Diamond Ranking Water Facts Game-  Printable worksheet of 9 facts to cut out and discuss in small groups.

Water Facts - A collection of facts about water around the world.

GoGivers - Our most Precious Resource (Powerpoint) & Learning activities worksheet.

Wateraid

Water - Useful Links

Water Aid Malawi - Leading water charity in Malawi.

Images of water in Malawi- Images you can use for classwork.

Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion from UNICEF- Information about health & hygiene, water, education & much more.

Images of water pollution in Malawi.

Rivers in Malawi- Great site for all things Malawi, from culture to wellbeing.

Interactive map of Malawi- A to Z of topics from children's stories to traditions (includes videos).

Images of Rivers in Malawi.

Climate change and all you need to know - "eschools today" information on climate change, pollution, greenhouse gases.

Climate change– Activities page.
 

Starfish TV - Useful Internet Videos

 
 

Shared Work & Case Studies Year 3 Activity C

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Please follow this link to Danson Primary School's website to view some fantastic work, focused on developing a greater understanding of water, waste and litter issues.
 

Glibside School: Water Case Study

Holy Trinity CE Primary Schoollinked with Mkanakhoti Primary School: 

Download: Water Case Study / Supporting Case Study Photos

This was a shared project between both schools - Holy Trinity and Mkanakhoti. We decided to undertake this project as we felt it was important for pupils at both schools to understand the ways in which we can conserve water.

Aims:

We wanted pupils to learn from one another and share knowledge of how each country uses water.

We wanted the children to gain a better understanding of where water comes from and how we can reduce the consumption of water in the UK.

Case Study - Water Project

Thank you all for your wonderful effort and contribution to Starfishers.

This is your website! It is vital that you share your experience and provide us with news, pictures, case studies, videos, ideas, storybooks or anything related to your project. The only way that we are going to keep the site lively and provocative is to see it grow year on year and many of the projects are based upon observing change over the last 12 months. Please make sure that we see your best work so that it can represent your school on this site.

 

Please send us all your images, reports, case studies, photos and other Starfishers good works so we can put them on the website...Thank you

 
 
 

Year 3 Curriculum Activity D:

A focus on litter in our local environment.

Start with the Shared Curriculum document, (Shared Curriculum Document Year 3) which outlines the topics studied in the curriculum in in your Year Group both in Malawi and the UK around the topics of 'Water and Litter'. These topics are being studied as part of your normal activities. We want to bring your lesson alive, as you share your findings with Malawi.
 

Activity D - Litter

  • Find out how we can look after our local environment. Focus on asking and answering questions about litter. How much? What type? What does this tell each school about the other?

Finding sustainable solutions to mange our litter and waste again is a global issue which can no longer be ignored. Please Click HERE to download an excellent teaching resource published by the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust as part of their Eco Schools Malawi programme, to discover how schools in Malawi are focusing on tackling the real issues of waste management.
 

Classroom Activities

Picking up litter

There are numerous activities listed below to help you create a fun and informative lesson on the topic of litter.

Once you've worked out what's best for your class please make sure you complete The Eco School Case Study Template and send it to us via the pinboard to help us improve our service to you and the children.

 

Suggested Lessons:

  • Do a big litter day in your school - Record what you collect. Itemise and share with your partner school. What does this tell you about your link school and their life? See Litter – Useful links recycling in schools and watch the film on Starfish TV "Tiverton High School”.
  • Starfish TV - Watch "Stop littering" and "Trailer Rubbish".
  • Litter Busters - Do the "litter busters" sheet under shared work and case studies.
  • Environmental Review - Complete theEnvironmental Review, especially the litter section.
  • There are a wealth of additional resources available to review. We strongly recommend "Our Changing Environment" under shared work and case studies, which will develop communication between yourselves and your link school.

Click HERE to research the full Starfishers "Litter and Waste" section which will also aid your work on this topic.

Litter - Useful Links

Eco friendly kids - Simply facts about litter and waste.

Love to know green living - Top ten litter courses.

Eco Schools- Fantastic resources to keep Britain tidy.

Recycle Now: Schools - How much does your school waste.

Rethink Waste - Quiz's, Videos and Competitions.

Re-think - Meet the 'Green Team'.

Radio 4 Costing the Earth- A great podcast about recycling old landfill sites (27:56).

Please follow this link to further ecology focused podcasts from Radio 4.
 

Starfish TV - Useful Internet Videos

 
 

Shared Work and Case Studies for Activity D

Holy Trinity CE Primary School linked with Mkanakhoti Primary School

Download: Brick Making Case Study

Year 3 Activity D -Do the 'Litter Busters' sheet- Colouring, competition, wordsearch, word pick and letter search.

Year 3 Activity D -Eco Bricks Powerpoint   / Eco Bricks Powerpoint - Teachers Notes- Also in Year 5 Activity G.

Year 3 Activity D - Our changing environment- A more detailed joint curriculum project with your link school about litter and waste.

Year 3 Activity D - Environmental Review and Action Plan- Environmental review to share with your link school.

Year 3 Activity D -Eco-schools in UK and Malawi- Help to begin Eco school with a case study to show you how.

If you're thinking  about becoming an Eco School? Then please follow the link.

This is your website! It is vital that you share your experience and provide us with news, pictures, case studies, videos, ideas, storybooks or anything related to your project. The only way that we are going to keep the site lively and provocative is to see it grow year on year and many of the projects are based upon observing change over the last 12 months. Please make sure that we see your best work so that it can represent your school on this site.

 

Please send us all your images, reports, case studies, photos and other Starfishers good works so we can put them on the website...Thank you