Sarah has produced activity sheets and lesson plans to help integrate the London2London expedition into the curriculum. The resources cover key aspects of Key Stage 2 Science – Living Things.

During the expedition, Sarah will be adding more photos, videos and blog posts to bring these resources to life, making learning real and fun.

Browse and download the pdf and multimedia resources below, or download a folder containing all the resources (zip file, 23.7MB).

Teacher Scheme of Work

The Scheme of Work lists each lesson with teacher notes and ideas for activities. This document provides an overview for all the lessons and activities listed below.

Lesson 1 – How can we keep healthy?

Covers what Sarah does to keep healthy on the expedition and also prompts classroom discussion on whether pupils can identify healthy and unhealthy behaviour. The second half of the lesson focuses on health and nutrition.

Lesson 2 – How does food help the body?

Looks at food groups and the different functions these perform. The lesson also looks at the roles of different vitamins and minerals in keeping healthy.

Lesson 3 – How does the body move?

Looks at how bones, joints and muscles all work together to help us move. The lesson ends with pupils being challenged to see if they can replicate the expedition in just five minutes.

Lesson 4 – How do your heart and lungs work?

Looks at how the heart and lungs work as well as the circulatory system in general. The lesson also looks at how we can keep our hearts and lungs healthy.

Lesson 5 – What happens when we exercise?

Looks at the effect of exercise on the body. The second half of the lesson examines the pulse in more depth and includes a simple data activity.

Lesson 6 – How can we classify living things?

This lesson looks at grouping and classifying living things. The lesson works from pupils putting different plants and animals in groups, to using keys to classify living things.

Lesson 7 – How can we identify organisms?

Carries on from keys and classification and looks at the use of keys to identify individual animals and plants. Pupils end with creating their own key. Teachers can extend this lesson by designing a key for the school grounds with their class.

Lesson 8 – What are the connections between living things and their environments?

Looks at the connections between the different environments that Sarah has been travelling through and the living things in them. The lesson also looks at adaptation and uses the case study of camels, many of which Sarah saw in Kazakhstan and China.

Lesson 9 – How do plants and animals survive?

Looks at what plants and animals need to survive and introduces the idea of food chains. The lesson also introduces key terms such as herbivore and carnivore.

Lesson 10 – How environments and living things are threatened?

Develops the idea of food chains and examines how changes in one area can have a knock-on effect. The homework activity prompts pupils to learn how animals and environments are threatened in Britain.

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