Classroom materials

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Project Godwit has produced a pack of materials for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 including lesson plans, activities, worksheets and more.

If you use any of these materials, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a message or tweet @projectgodwit.

Introductory sections

  • Introduction: why wetlands make a good classroom topic
  • Background info: a primer for teachers on wetlands, the Fens and fen wildlife
  • Curriculum links: how each of the lesson plans links to the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum
Cover pages
Introduction
Background info
Curriculum Links

Lesson plans

Wetland-themed Key Stage 1 and 2 lesson plans for:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
Lesson plans and supporting materials

Classroom activities, wall displays and worksheets

Ideas for cross-curricular classroom activities and wall displays inspired by the wetland theme.

And 15 worksheets that use a wetland theme to explore word play, poetry, maths, animal anatomy, food webs, life cycles and more.

Activities
Wall displays
Worksheets

Extra printables

  • Colouring sheets (17)
  • Animal cards (16)
  • Posters, A4 (9)

All featuring fenland animals and scenes.

Extra printables

How to Make a Godwit! - Instructional Video

An animation following a black-tailed godwit as she finds her feet in her fenland home. Features:

  • Life cycle of a bird
  • Animals of the Fens
  • Habitats of the Fens
  • Migration
  • Threats to wildlife
  • Importance of helping those around us

The Little Godwit - Complementary Animation

An animation following a black-tailed godwit as she finds her feet in her fenland home. Features:

  • Life cycle of a bird
  • Animals of the Fens
  • Habitats of the Fens
  • Migration
  • Threats to wildlife
  • Importance of helping those around us

Over 280 online resources related to teaching wetlands, organised by subject area:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Physical education
  • Citizenship
  • Outdoor activities
  • History
  • Geography
  • Books and games

Christmas-themed materials

  • Worksheets (4)
  • Colouring sheets (5)
Christmas-themed