Free School Resources

By signing up to World Osprey Week you will get free access to a range of cross-curricular teaching resources. These can be used or adapted for a wide range of pupils across the primary and secondary age range depending on their interest or ability.

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Primary Schools

The resources are designed so that schools and teachers can dip into the materials, ideas and lesson plans as much as they wish to. However for total immersion for your pupils there should be enough material for a class to do osprey related work (across all subjects) for at least two hours every day for a week.

Material Available

  1. ‘Ospreys and us’.
    Make an osprey inspired movie – 2017 competition
  2. 20 Years of Rutland Ospreys – ‘Science Meets The Arts’.
    A school cross curricular project for primary schools for 2015-16
  3. Osprey Verse.
    Ideas for Primary English
  4. Telling stories.
    Stick puppet and story telling
  5. Watching Ospreys.
    Science – How to do an Osprey Study
  6. Favourite Osprey Videos.
    A collection of Osprey videos referenced from Teachers notes
  7. Classroom Migration Project.
    This includes research, art, craft, display, geography, writing & team work
  8. Migration Log.
    This includes IT, spreadsheet recording, map work & maths.
  9. Ospreyrobics.
    This is an exercise program.
  10. Osprey Story.
    A piece of original writing to form part of a display.
  11. Osprey Bag Charm.
    A pattern and instructions for pupils to sew an osprey bag charm.
  12. Osprey Leg ring.
    Pupils can make their own leg rings to wear during the week.
  13. Puzzles & Word search.
    Quick activities to help pupils practise the key words they will have to learn.
  14. Meet Other Schools.
    We will help to make links between your school and others who are also taking part in WOW. You can e-mail Skype, swap ideas and materials.Depending on which schools you contact your pupils may also have chance to practise a foreign language.
  15. Assemble an Osprey – Dice Game.
    A fun activity for both younger and older students.
  16. Osprey Fishing Game.
    A “battleships” style Osprey game for 2 players.
  17. The Story of a Drop of Water.
    Story explaining how the water cycle works, with activities.
  18. A Fishy Puzzle.
    A quick puzzle to find out an Osprey’s favourite fish.
  19. Musical Ospreys.
    Encourage your pupils to write a tune about ospreys and make a video to go with it.
  20. Survival of the Fittest Osprey Game.
    A “bingo” style game to be played by the whole class.
Pupils from Tenterden Junior School in Kent with their WOW work

Pupils from Tenterden Junior School in Kent with their WOW work

Secondary Schools

There is a large breadth of subjects covered in a secondary school curriculum but we have enough diversity of Osprey-related materials for every teacher to join in WOW with their pupils.

The following list includes topics for which there are teacher notes, lesson plans or worksheets which can be used.

Material Available

  1. ‘Ospreys and us’.
    Make an osprey inspired movie – 2017 competition
  2. 20 Years of Rutland Ospreys – ‘Science Meets The Arts’.
    A school cross curricular project for secondary schools for 2015-16
  3. Osprey Verse.
    Ideas for Secondary English teachers
  4. Writing Styles.
    A scientist and a novelist describe ospreys
  5. Ospreys in the News.
    Writing a news story- Secondary English
  6. Osprey Behaviour.
    How to study Osprey Behaviour – Secondary School Science
  7. Amazing Migration.
    The Amazing Migration of Osprey 30(05) – Secondary English
  8. Amazing Migration Statistics.
    The Amazing Migration of Osprey 30(05) – Secondary Science and Maths
  9. Favourite Osprey Videos.
    A collection of Osprey videos referenced from Teachers notes
  10. Osprey Nest Data Handling
    An activity, worksheet & teaching notes for use in maths or science.
  11. Make an Osprey Key Ring or Bag Charm
    A pattern and instructions for textiles.
  12. Space Age Ospreys
    Information sheet related to science/physics.
  13. Designed to be an Osprey
    Worksheet and teachers notes for science/biology.
  14. Osprey egg Incubation Investigation.
    Activity, worksheet and teachers notes for a science “cooling” experiment.
  15. An Osprey Metaphor
    Lesson idea for English.
  16. Osprey Art
    Lesson ideas for art teachers. To be used in conjunction with a gallery of pictures by artist and photographer John Wright.
  17. A Conservation Based Business Case Study
    A case study for use in business studies.
  18. Osprey Education in Language lessons
    Ideas for use by teachers of modern European languages.
  19. Birds – Patterns and Trends
    Worksheet, lesson plan and teachers notes for use in maths or science. (Graphs and data handling)
  20. Should we re-introduce Ospreys?
    A fictional case study and teachers notes for use in English or IT or citizenship or geography or science. Many dimensions including a role play activity.
  21. Osprey Geography
    8 Geography based activites.
  22. Historical Ospreys
    Lesson ideas for use in history.
  23. Not All Scientists….
    A role model sheet for use in careers lessons.
  24. Puzzles, Games and Word Search.
    For use as starters in a variety of lessons.
  25. Assemble an Osprey – Dice Game.
    A fun activity for both younger and older students.
  26. Inheritance – Male or Female?
    All about how sex is determined in ospreys and humans.
  27. Osprey Fishing Game.
    A “battleships” style osprey game for 2 players.
  28. Osprey Family Trees
    Investigate and answer questions about a real Osprey family tree.
  29. A Fishy Puzzle.
    A quick puzzle to find out an osprey’s favourite fish.
  30. Survival of the Fittest Osprey.
    A real life case study of two ospreys competing for a mate.
  31. Survival of the Fittest Osprey Gane.
    A “bingo” style game to be played by the whole class.
  32. Musical Ospreys.
    Encourage your pupils to write a tune about ospreys and make a video to go with it.
  33. Interactions.
    Investigating how different species co-exist at Rutland Water.
  34. Osprey Fishing Data.
    Maths and science activity using Osprey fishing and feeding data.
  35. Multicultural Ospreys.
    Could be used for History, Social Science, General Studies or Religious Studies

  36. Osprey Food.
    Ideas for Food science and food technology classes.
  37. Rutland Water Food Web.
    Food webs, chains and pyramids for (science) KS4.
  38. Rutland Water Food Chains.
    Food chains for (science) KS3.


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