Spiders is the main learning context but this theme can be widened to include ideas from our "small" super theme. This unit could also be looked at as part of a "Circle of Life" theme. Spiders are fascinating creatures yet loaded with that touch of the scary. What is is about something so small that can bring out fears? At the same time we celebrate heroes such as, "Spiderman". You can also get pupils to either work in areas that suit their "multiple intelligence" or "learning style" by selecting the appropriate activity. Remember, though that it is important for pupils to be exposed to a number of learning styles/ intelligences.
Keep in mind that these are integrated resources, always look for the connections, the sense of wonder, and let them get thinking!
Spiders Online Activities Spider Life Cycle Activities Spiders Online links Series of hand-screened links from the Internet. Links covering and range of information, integrated unit plans and other sub-topics within this theme. When you visit the favourites collection page, type in "spiders" to get the best links. Star rating or *** or **** and rarely ***** are either the newer or better sites. Help on how to use our Delicious links, selection criteria and tagging system is here (1MB pdf)
Spiders Science Spider Life Cycle Activities
Spiders Social Studies Put together Powerpoint presentations, digital camera pictures and Video with other display items from your unit.. voile.. a show!
Spiders Health & P.E Still Coming
Spiders Technology Create a technology challenge of a vehicle for a certain situation. i.e. mission to Mars, floating paper boat, balloon powered boat.
Spiders Maths Measurement: Practical graphing, measuring, weighing, volume will all be covered in such a unit. Statistical analysis of information. See database above.
Spiders Gallery Send us digital pictures of your experiences, with a short descriptive paragraph, and we will put them on line.
Spiders Art Look at how an artist gets an eye to "flow" around a page from the central point, through use of colour, texture, shape, size and position. This will lead on to elements of graphic design/ art that can be used within reporting back in other areas of the unit.
Spiders English/Language Ideas & links Still coming
Spiders Music/Drama/Dance See integrated unit. Summarise aspects of knowledge learned in a drama/video re-enactment
Spiders Daily Activities Still Coming Spiders Community Links: any business involved in any of the areas above.