Buildings and Grounds
Suitable for: KS1 - KS4
Growing schools has a large number of resources created by the Soil Association to teach pupils about growing plants, farming and the natural world. Below is a selection of resources related to growing in schools.
Growing School Garden Teachers Resource Pack
Growing Schools Year Planner
Growing vegetables in school
Growing wild flowers
For more free downloadable resources from Growing Schools please click here.
Suitable for: KS1/2
The Woodland Trust provide a huge range of free, user friendly resources for woodland and outdoor based activities. There are sets of ID sheets and activities themed by the seasons, but most useful are the Tree pack curriculum-linked activities.
Suitable for: KS 1 - 2
This is a curriculum-linked project that teaches primary aged children about potatoes. Register your school to receive a free potato growing kit, use the supporting lesson plans and worksheets and for a chance to win prizes and enter the competition once you have harvested.
Suitable for: KS2/3/4
A step by step guide with plenty of helpful photos showing you have to build your own plastic bottle greenhouse.
Castle Hill School, in Todmorden, have built a sustainable and fun learning environment built from straw, stone, lime, earth, and wood, all natural materials have been carefully chosen to create a comfortable, super insulated healthy space ideal for young people.
Suitable for: Primary / KS2
Maths and science-based activities around planning a school garden and auditing the wildlife.
Suitable for: Primary
Maths and science-based activity around looking for numbers in nature.
A catalogue of resources, lesson and workshop plans about agriculture, food and nature.
A catalogue of resources, lesson and workshops plans about agriculture, food and nature.
Suitable for: Primary Schools
Worksheets encouraging children to be active in their school grounds. Worksheets include a good place for a pond, awkward angles, barefoot investigator etc.
Suitable for: KS 1 and 2
The RSPB site contains instructions for a variety of craft projects using recycled materials and creating objects that can be used to encourage birds into your grounds.
Supporting Materials and Projects
The Woodland Trust provide packs of free trees for schools. They are generally small whips in packs in specific themed packs.
A guide from the John Muir Award detailing useful websites and help you can find for making a wildlife garden.