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Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Schools Tree Day – dirtgirl shows us how to plant!
    Schools Tree Day – dirtgirl shows us how to plant!

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. The Nature of Mindfulness – Your Mind in a Jar – Early Learning
    The Nature of Mindfulness – Your Mind in a Jar – Early Learning
  2. The Nature of Mindfulness – Super Senses – Early Learning
    The Nature of Mindfulness – Super Senses – Early Learning
  3. The Nature of Mindfulness – Mindful Explorers – Early Learning
    The Nature of Mindfulness – Mindful Explorers – Early Learning
  4. The Nature of Mindfulness – Mindful Bodies – Early Learning
    The Nature of Mindfulness – Mindful Bodies – Early Learning
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  9. Schools Tree Day – Be a tree – Early Learning
    Schools Tree Day – Be a tree – Early Learning
  10. Schools Tree Day – Get to know a tree – Early Learning
    Schools Tree Day – Get to know a tree – Early Learning
  11. Schools Tree Day – People Trees – Early Learning
    Schools Tree Day – People Trees – Early Learning

Additional Activities for this Unit of Work

These activities are not part of this unit of work, however they may be useful as additions if you have the time.