The Fragrance Foundation have made a FREE and fun way to spruce up home learning with some truly engaging (and smelly!) activities for children to enjoy while home learning.
Parents who are suddenly having to home-school kids while juggling work commitments amidst all this strangeness during #coronalockdown, we feel you. Here’s something that will get your children involved with their sense of smell, in a free to download home learning workshop session, guided by none other than Richard E. Grant! (So an extra boon for parents, there, too…)
‘Marty the Mighty Nose is a free resource for everyone offering easy and inspiring ideas for using the sense of smell to bring learning to life. The project is fronted by Marty, the faraway leader of a tribe of smell-loving characters who love nothing better than to hunt out interesting whiffs.‘
If you click on the link, above, you’ll be taken to the website where you can download all the assets you’ll need for the smell-themed session.
The Fragrance Foundation say:
‘Whether it is inviting children to develop their use of simile and metaphor in English by writing smell-inspired poems or learning about history through the stinky aromas of the past (Ancient Egyptian Mummification anyone?), structured activities incorporating fragrance and smell can truly support and inspire pupils of all abilities.
At Key Stage 2 of the primary National Curriculum, your children are developing their reasoning and persuasive skills, as well as an openness and curiosity about the world. The Marty the Mighty Nose Workshops, organised by The Fragrance Foundation, will play to these unique and new found strengths whilst also helping to pen communications between students as well as teachers.
Use Marty the Mighty Nose, the smell-finder-in-chief of a faraway jungle tribe, to get your pupils to use their sense of smell as inspiration to develop pupils’ descriptive vocabulary and imaginative writing.
Each workshop lasts for one hour for a whole class, and is suitable for children aged 7-11. Content this year is specifically tailored to the English Primary National Curriculum.
Marty the Mighty Nose is supported by the Fragrance Foundation, a not-for-profit educational body. Members come from across the fragrance industry and are supporting the scheme as a philanthropic initiative.
Get cooking! One downloadable pack containing everything you need to enter, from ideas for children to cover sheets for your class. Get Entry Pack’
By Suzy Nightingale