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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. The Nature of Mindfulness – 5 minute activities – Primary
    The Nature of Mindfulness – 5 minute activities – Primary
  2. The Nature of Mindfulness – 60 minute activities – Primary
    The Nature of Mindfulness – 60 minute activities – Primary
  3. The Nature of Mindfulness – 15 minute activities – Primary
    The Nature of Mindfulness – 15 minute activities – Primary
  4. The Nature of Mindfulness – 2 minute activities – Primary
    The Nature of Mindfulness – 2 minute activities – Primary

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. Schools Tree Day – Be a tree – Early Learning
    Schools Tree Day – Be a tree – Early Learning
  2. Schools Tree Day – dirtgirl shows us how to plant!
    Schools Tree Day – dirtgirl shows us how to plant!
  3. Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Foundation
    Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Foundation
  4. Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Years 1 & 2
    Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Years 1 & 2
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  9. Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Years 3 & 4
    Schools Tree Day – SMARTboard Lesson – Years 3 & 4
  10. Schools Tree Day – Patterns in nature – Foundation
    Schools Tree Day – Patterns in nature – Foundation
  11. Schools Tree Day – Who needs a tree? – Foundation
    Schools Tree Day – Who needs a tree? – Foundation
  12. Schools Tree Day – Year 1 & 2 – Local Forest Mural
    Schools Tree Day – Year 1 & 2 – Local Forest Mural
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  17. Schools Tree Day – Year 3 & 4 – Adopt A Habitat Tree
    Schools Tree Day – Year 3 & 4 – Adopt A Habitat Tree
  18. Schools Tree Day – Year 5 & 6 – Enhancing Biodiversity through Schools Tree Day
    Schools Tree Day – Year 5 & 6 – Enhancing Biodiversity through Schools Tree Day

Drawing Conclusions

Students are provided with activities that help them further develop their ideas and opinions. T hey describe issues from different perspectives. They identify, examine and justify different points of view.

  1. Schools Tree Day – What is Biodiversity?
    Schools Tree Day – What is Biodiversity?

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Schools Tree Day – What makes us click isn’t a device – Primary
    Schools Tree Day – What makes us click isn’t a device – Primary

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.