- KS1, Play in a Day, Science
The year is 2016 and the aliens have come to planet Earth. Their mission: to find out about plants! Our Powerful Plants Play in a Day helps children to explore how important plants are for our world and the different uses plants have.
Your pupils will work with the practitioner for a full school day, helping the aliens learn all about plants, there different types and the varied uses they have. They’ll play parts of the plant to help them remember difficult words and names and some will even be the bees who come to pollinate!
All of our Science Play in a Days allow children to develop a greater understanding of the world around them. We use scientific terms to help children develop their vocabulary and introduce key concepts of scientific enquiry. The Powerful Plants has been specifically developed to link into the ‘Plants’ element of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1.
The structure of a Play in a Day:
- We start with warm ups and ‘getting to know you’ activities
- Then we move on to exploring the topic, through games and activities.
- We begin work on the play with all children having the chance to speak and perform. Children are not given scripts, lines are delivered orally and remembered through action & repetition – this makes the Play in a Day format totally accessible and inclusive.
- We reinforce learning and understanding throughout the day through questioning, break out activities and plenary games.
- Children are given costume and props and we integrate music during the day too!
- Around 2:30pm your invited audience arrive – this can be another class, the rest of the school and/or parents.
- The performance takes place – children put everything they’ve learnt into practice.
- Following wild applause, children are presented with a certificate and your class teacher gets a lovely resource pack of follow up activities to do in class.
Key learning in the Powerful Plants Play in a Day. Children will learn about:
- The key parts of a plant.
- Different types plants including flowers and plants that can be eaten.
- The environment and conditions plants need to survive and thrive.
- The lifecycle of a plant.
- The importance of plants for planet Earth.
“We had a fantastic day. Lisa from Altru was brilliant and got loads out of the children, they loved it! Any learning done in such an engaging fun manner will definitely be remembered and so should contribute to achievement and attainment.” Sarah Jones, Class Teacher, Cronton CofE Primary, Knowsley