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Skills Builder Toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
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Animals, Including Humans

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals including humans at Year Three. They include activities in which children find out about food groups and healthy balanced diets and learn about the human digestive system and how food is transported around the body...

Animals, Including Humans

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to Animals, including humans at Year Four. They include activities which look at food groups, healthy balanced diets and explore the human digestive system and how food is transported around the body. Ideas are also provided...

Forces and Air Resistance

Aimed at Key Stage Two this resource, produced by Rolls-Royce contains five activities related to the topic area of forces. Children look at friction, how the force of air resistance affects moving objects, pushing and pulling and directions in which forces act. Each activity includes worksheets and teacher...

Why is there junk in space?

In this classroom resource pupils learn how space debris is generated. It includes two investigations looking at how collisions between objects can lead to further collisions, and how impact causes some materials to fracture into many particles using crisps.

The resource includes pupil worksheets as well as...

Cleaning up space

In this classroom activity pupils design and build a tentacle-like robotic arm that captures debris, represented by Lego pieces. Pupils then compare different sticky surfaces that will help to trap the debris and are given the opportunity to improve their designs based upon what they have learned.

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Coming back to Earth safely

In these activities, pupils are introduced to the idea of controlled or uncontrolled re-entry for satellites. They are challenged to devise a way of reducing space debris by designing alterations to satellites so that they bring themselves back to Earth. In the first activity, the students pretend to be satellites...

Pneumatics and Hydraulics

In this activity, pupils will explore a how pneumatics and hydraulics work by experimenting with syringes and water. Pupils will then have the opportunity to design and make their own plane incorporating a pneumatic system. This resource is part of a series of STEAM activities produced by Rolls Royce and it covers...

British Science Week: primary activity pack (2022)

This activity pack provides a range of activities that promote cross-curricular learning, so that STEM can be linked to other curriculum subjects...

My wild life: a family guide to wildlife spotting and fun outdoors

This resource, aimed at primary learners, links to work on identification, classification, habitats, biodiversity and climate change. The book was created to celebrate a two year project to learn more about different generations’ childhood experiences of nature.

Real life stories provide a context for...

Using Positional Vocabulary

Published by LSIS, this mini mathematics module can be used a short activity in the classroom to introduce the vocabulary needed to describe an object's position. This can lead into a discussion on positions and co-ordinates.

Practical Science

Produced by LSIS, this interactive resource aims to support classroom practitioners in improving the quality of learning in practical science sessions. It is not a set of suggested practical activities to use in the classroom. Instead, it provides a framework for clarifying and achieving learning outcomes through...

Recruiting and Retaining Qualified and Motivated Mathematics Teachers

The shortage of specialist teachers of mathematics has been a concern for many years and this resource, from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), is designed to help organisations focus upon a plan of action, which will lead to better recruitment and retention of mathematics teachers.

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Shelter for the World

This resource pack introduces the concepts of shelter and shelter deprivation around the world to students in Key Stage Two. It highlights the challenges people face in their daily lives when their homes do not provide adequate shelter. It linked to the curriculum areas of design and technology, geography and PSHE...

Water for everyone everywhere

Water for Everyone Everywhere is a hands-on enquiry based workshop that enables pupils to explore the global issues associated with water access and the role that engineering plays in water distribution.  In the main activity, the general principles of how filters work are explained before a  team activity to build...

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