KS2 Additional Activities

KS2 Additional Activities

As part of our Discovery Days programme, we have additional activities for you to work through with your class during and after the programme.

These activities have been designed to complement and enhance the programme by furthering your pupils' knowledge and understanding of university.

This table contains additional activities to enhance our Discovery Days programme. Each activity listed below, is downloadable as a PDF.
 Activity Activity description Curriculum links

Learn about what you love - Crossword

Pupils use the crossword clues to learn more information about university courses.

English reading - retrieve and record information

PSHE – problem solving.

Learn about what you love - course matching

Pupils look at infromation about different students and match them to the courses and societies that they may like.

English reading - make links between known and new vocabulary

PSHE – problem solving.

Reporter activity Pupils are tasked with interviewing someone who went to university and then to write an article about it.

English spoken language - ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.

English writing - composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).

Telling Friends Pupils are asked to imagine they are a university student. Using key university vocabulary, they write to a friend to tell them about their experience so far.

English written language - give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings.

Geography - interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes.

Packing for university Pupils imagine they are moving to university. They are asked to draw and label what they would take with them.  PSHE – becoming independent.
Budgeting activity 

Pupils plan a university student budget, considering what is and is not essential.

PSHE – Financial Planning

Maths – problem solving, addition and division.

Design your own society Pupils design their own university society, including optional charades. Design - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design. 
Society Dingbat challenge Pupils try and figure out the dingbats depicting university societies and sports clubs.

PSHE – problem solving.

Physical Education – broadening understanding of sports that can be done at university.

Design a sports kit

 Inspiration images for Design a Sports Kit

Pupils design a sports kit for an existing or invented sport, including creating a logo and what equipment the sport would need. 

Design - use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.

Discovery Days Aspiration Sessions















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