Do your pupils know which items can be recycled?
Develop pupils’ understanding of recycling in Year 1 and Year 2 using the activities provided in this pack. These could be used as part of Recycling Week in September to educate and encourage more people to recycle in the UK.
Pupils will sort a range of recyclable materials, identifying the material that each item is made from, supporting their learning in science. They will investigate why it is important to recycle before creating their own posters, to display in school or your local area, informing others of what can be recycled.
This Key Stage 1 resources pack includes:
- Teaching slides (PowerPoint)
- Recyclable materials sorting cards
- Poster writing prompt
- Teacher’s notes providing guidance on how to use the resource with additional activities also suggested
When is Recycling Week?
Recycling Week takes place every September, organised by WRAP.
When does Recycling Week happen?
In 2022, recycling week takes place from 19th - 25th September with the theme of ‘Let’s Get Real!’
National Curriculum English programme of study links
To distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
Identify and name a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal water and rock
English: Writing Composition
Year 1 – to write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about
Year 2 – to write for different purposes