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Sign up for our cross-curricular “Love To Learn” Key Stage 2 projects!

Register your KS2 classes today for Belfast Telegraph “Love To Learn” projects!

Welcome to the registration page for Belfast Telegraph “Love To Learn” projects. Designed for Key Stage 2 classes by our panel of local teachers, these projects present a range of active learning experiences that make the Northern Ireland curriculum come alive.

Our upcoming projects focus on:
- The Rainforest (January/February 2020)
- The Olympics (May/June 2020)
- The Victorians (September/October 2020)
- Water (January/March 2021)
- Space (May/June 2020)

Each pupil registered will receive a 16-page booklet of activities, a poster and stickers. All projects include a weekly copy of the Belfast Telegraph at a total cost of £2 per pupil*.

We also have a special offer rate of £5 per pupil* for schools who register for three projects.

All registrations for the Rainforest must be received by 10th January 2020.

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Sign up to The Rainforest Project

(January/February 2020)
The Rainforest topic encourages children to develop a sense of place; where rainforests are located through map and Atlas work, the effects of natural and human events upon a place and how we may change the environment both locally and globally. Through a range of literacy activities children will read about the rainforest, complete cloze/comprehension activities, sort and organise information and create a fact-file based on findings.
Numeracy tasks will develop children’s data handling skills and give opportunities for reading tables/charts on rainfall. There are a number of fun, artistic and investigative tasks associated with this topic including studying and recreating the art of Henri Rousseau, ideas to create the layers of the rainforest and how to make a rainforest in the classroom!

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Sign up to The Olympics Project

(May/June 2020)
In the summer of 2020, all eyes will turn to Tokyo, Japan for the summer Olympics. As this event only comes around once every four years, it will be a very exciting time and there will be many learning opportunities for children. Through this topic, they will increase their knowledge of the World Around Us as they learn about the culture of the host city, Tokyo and gain knowledge on how this city was chosen.
They will increase their thinking skills and capabilities through self management, creativity, decision making and working with others to explore the history of the Olympics with their ancient games and mythology and comparing these to the sports that will be included in 2020. They will manage information through discovering which nations are involved and by exploring case studies on the athletes themselves.

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Sign up to The Victorians Project

(September/October 2020)
This project covers a fascinating period of history. The activities will cover the breadth of the Curriculum and will include a Literacy, Numeracy, Arts, and World Around Us focus. Pupils will have opportunities to learn more about Victorian workhouses, hospitals and jobs. They will learn to empathise and compare their own lives to those of Victorian children and will also learn about famous Victorians including, Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens and Lord Shaftesbury. This project will help to develop the skills of curiosity, exploration and questioning and gives pupils the chance to gather information, make connections, problem solve and taking risks in their learning. 

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Sign up to The Water Project

(January/March 2021)
Our Water project encourages pupils to develop a deeper understanding of the Earth and how it is made up. The themes in this project cover many of the geography and science requirements for The World Around Us. Pupils will learn about oceans, seas and rivers both locally and globally as well as observing and exploring the Water Cycle and the states of matter. They will investigate different types of pollution and the affect this is having on animals and on the environment. They will also develop an understanding of what it would be like to live without clean water and will research and record the impact this is causing on certain parts of the Earth.
Through this topic pupils will also enhance their Literacy and Numeracy skills; they will work on fact files, comprehension activities, creative writing pieces as well as answering word problems, collecting and recording data in different forms and using their investigative skills to write problem solving questions based on research they have carried out. This topic is sure to capture the interest and imagination of your class and help to make them more responsible global citizens.

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Sign up to The Space Project

(May/June 2020)
Through this cross-curricular project on Space, children will have the opportunity to further their knowledge on the Solar System whilst having fun! The project aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. Through a wide variety of engaging activities Children will be taught to: describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system,  describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
Literacy skills will be embedded through research, note-taking, fact-files and presenting. Numeracy tasks will allow the children to explore the size and scale of the solar system through data handling, space and shape tasks. Using papier mache to study the characteristics of planets and block printing to illustrate phases of the moon, children will have plenty of opportunities to get creative while learning through hands-on activities in this fun and stimulating project!

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Terms & Conditions

Please make cheques payable to Independent News & Media and post to:
NIE Marketing Department
Independent News & Media
Belfast Telegraph House
33 Clarendon Road
Clarendon Dock
BT1 3BG

Terms & conditions:
- The initiative is open to all Key Stage 2 pupils and those in special schools in Northern Ireland.
- A minimum number of 10 pupils must be registered per project. 
- Materials are copyrighted and may not be reproduced. Each pupil requires their own project pack and newspaper to complete the project. 
- A maximum of 600 classes may register.
- The school will be invoiced for £2.00 per pupil but may avail of a discounted rate for 3 projects (£5 per pupil).*
- One invoice will be sent directly from the Belfast Telegraph. Those availing of the special offer will receive one invoice to cover all 3 projects.*
- All participants agree to the use of their name/photographs for publicity purposes. Prior permission will be sought.
- Competition prize must be used by 31 Dec 20 and admits a class of up to 35 pupils. Must be booked in advance. Dates subject to availability.


If you have any queries please contact nie@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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