Little Blue Planet introduces pupils in years 1–3 to the small planet we call home. The book will enable pupils to talk more confidently about their world, and why it matters to think about our actions today with tomorrow in mind.
Little Blue Planet is part of Geography Plus: Primary Teachers’ Toolkit, an eight-book series which contains a wide range of geographical themes, knowledge and ideas; from local to global, covering both human and physical geography.
This book contain eight lessons with starter, main and plenary activities, accompanied by supporting resources including activity sheets, PowerPoints and photosets. These resources can be downloaded for free from a password-protected area of the GA website or purchased on an optional resources CD.
Dr Paula Owens has many years experience as a primary teacher and deputy head. She now works at the Geographical Association as Curriculum Development Leader (Primary) and as an independent curriculum consultant. She is co-author of Caring For Our World: A practical guide to ESD for ages 4–8.
Quick guide to lesson resources
Why teach about planet Earth? - Download free sample
How to teach about planet Earth
The geography behind planet Earth
What am I covering?
Medium term plan
- Lesson 1: Earth view
- Lesson 2: Mapping the world - Download free sample
- Lesson 3: Why do stars only come out at night?
- Lesson 4: Thank you ocean
- Lesson 5: Rivers of life
- Lesson 6: Green Earth
- Lesson 7: Buzz of life
- Lesson 8: Our Earth
Further teaching ideas
An enquiry framework
Assessment and progression
Your professional development