Plantlife are passionate about helping children to explore the nature on their doorstep.
Our schools work is mainly aimed at primary school aged children and includes:
- Providing resources for teachers and education professionals
- Delivering workshops in schools
- Delivering training workshops for teachers and other education professionals.
Plantlife's spotter sheets provide pupils with a focus to explore nature further. Click the tab below to see our full suite of resources.
Meadow related activities
Get to know your meadow species
Plants belong to different families and members of the same family share traits or characteristics. These sheets have been designed as a stimulus to allow pupils to explore variety between families and shared similarities within families. They build observation and perception and enhance botanical literacy.
Defining the meadow habitat
This resource provides a good classroom based activity enabling pupils to consider what a habitat as and what the features of a meadow habitat are. Group work enables pupils to explore features of different habitats and a series of discussion questions encourage thinking. This resource should be used with Card Set 1.
What are meadow plants?
In this classroom based activity pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills at creating a dichotomous or branching key. Card Set 2 provides images of 6 meadow flowers that can be used to develop a key. Pupils are encouraged to think about developing their descriptive language and using their knowledge of botanical literacy.
What minibeasts live in meadows?
This simple activity for Key Stage 1 provides pupils with an opportunity to consider different minibeasts that they may encounter in meadows. They can create their own 'spotter sheet' before going outside on a minibeast hunt by using the What minibeasts live in meadows - My Bungo Chart.
How do minibeasts move in meadows?
This fun filled activity allows pupils to consider the movement of different minibeasts in meadows and reflect on how this movement influences where the minibeasts may be found. A great resource for considering differences and biological adaptations.
More school resources
Many of Plantlife's past outreach projects have produced resources for schools.