Waste & Recycling Lesson Plans

Free environmnetal education lesson plans for teachers and children based on 'Waste and Recycling' to help people in the community create long term environmental sustainability


Supports Science/Geography/English L/UKS2  NC. links. this session directly links explaining some changes result in formation of new materials (through recycling). Human Geography: Distribution of natural resources. English: Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge. Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.

L.O: To Understand the effects that reduce, reuse and recycle can have on our environment. Outcomes. Chn will develop their understanding of what can be recycled, how to reuse and what response they can make to their environments.

Presenting arguments for and against recycling

Supports English KS2. NC. links. Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions. Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others. Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s). Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication. Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.

L.O: Presenting arguments for increasing recycling. Outcome: By the end of the session pupils will: Use previously learnt debating skills. Use balanced coherent arguments. To understand both sides of the recycling debate.

Plastic Pollution

Supports English UKS2 - NC. links. English: Chn should plan their writing by: Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own. Noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary. Draft and write by: Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning. Using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader [for example, headings, bullet points, underlining] evaluate and edit by: Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing Ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.

L.O: To use persuasive writing to encourage the big supermarkets to re-think their plastic use. Outcomes. Chn will develop their understanding of plastic pollution, using this information to use persuasive writing skills; rhetorical questioning, emotive language and repetition of a key point.

Sustainability - Designing a Pencil Pot

Supports DT Year 5/6. NC. links. this session directly links to statutory requirements for KS2 DT.

L.O: To design and make, evaluate and apply our understanding to create a pencil pot using recycled materials. Outcome: Through creative and practical activities chn will use their skills to create something new, building on the idea of sustainability and DT skills.