The Tesco Eat Happy Project is an amazing resource for teachers planning a healthy eating topic. It offers free experiences for 4 to 11 year-olds at a store or supplier, with lots of resources to help teach your class all about food.
Since the project started Tesco have expanded the range topics of their Farm to Fork trails. You can choose one of four trails: Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Food for Fuel and Explore the Store. These trails are supported by over 1000 free resources including excellent lesson plans, videos, games and puzzles.
Tesco may even help with your transport costs for the visit and in
addition there is also the option of linking your class up with one of Tesco’s suppliers via a Skype call; an exciting prospect especially if the supplier is in a different country.
Many of the stores across the UK also run free cooking courses in
partnership with the Children’s Food Trust with the aim of helping children expand their Farm to Fork knowledge even further. The courses try to promote children’s healthy eating and cooking skills. Parents can sign their children up to these as they take place after school and on
Sustainable Learning is a fantastic primary resource site with ideas about the natural world, to help teachers inspire children about sustainability through cross-curricular learning.
The teaching resources, which have been written by teachers, are searchable by age group or curriculum subject. There are downloadable lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and high quality videos such as a virtual field trip exploring the importance of urban wildlife.
If you are in England you can find local experts on themes such as eco-schools, energy, food, nature, transport and waste. There are also
assembly ideas and a useful national events calendar. The site is well worth exploring to see the high-quality resources on offer.
Nat West’s MoneySense Education Programme for schools in the UK and the Republic of Ireland offers lots of support and practical help for pupils learning about money in a real and relevant way. Resources are
separated into four age group bands from 5 to 18. There are games, lesson plans, downloadable activities and videos. It is suitable for use at home or at school. There’s also a scheme where an employee volunteer can visit your school to engage in money related activities with your children.
There are four different modules to choose from – My Money Management, My Money Safety, Money in the World and My Money Future – with topics tailored for different ages. So if you teach primary they’ll explore topics like recognising and counting coins, paying and getting change and planning a simple budget. If you teach secondary, they’ll learn about credit and debt, borrowing responsibly and living independently.
If you’re working on money you may be interested in our own new Toy Shop Money maths game for 4 – 11 year olds. It’s tablet friendly and will help your children to count money and give change.
We’re delighted to have just launched our new primary money game called ‘Toy Shop Money Game’. It’s suitable for 4 – 11 year olds and like all our maths games it’s tablet friendly.
There are three different game modes. The first involves counting out money using single coin denominations. The second mode is similar but uses mixed coinage. In the third game mode children are required to work out change from differing amounts up to £10.00. Each mode has varying levels of difficulty so that children can build upon their money handling skills.
At the moment the game features UK currency but it will soon be available in both AUD and USD currencies.