Urban spaces cross-curricular work: Science

Lesson Resources

Published: 10th January 2011

Please note: this free resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum.

This is part of a set of subject areas also covering History, Literacy and Art & Design.

Fieldwork in urban public parks, gardens and open spaces
Public spaces offer a range of opportunities for children's learning, and can enable children to investigate, observe, wonder, record and create.

Here are ideas for outings for observation, recording, and information-gathering, and as a stimulus for activities back in the classroom. There are separate suggestions for each of KS1, KS2 (years 3/4) and KS2 (years 5/6).

Creative linking of subjects encourages more rounded learning. This is part of a set of subject areas also covering History, Literacy, and Art & Design.
More about Cross-curricular learning

These materials contain ideas for field work in urban spaces and public gardens. The materials were originally developed for primary schools in central London as part of the Gordon & Woburn Squares primary project, but can be used in most urban parks and gardens. 

Urban spaces

Other subject areas
Art & Design

Teaching methods

Sites and the environment

Leading history

History and Citizenship
Cross-curricular learning
Creative Learning

External link

Field Studies Council

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