By Christina Bakereducation writer

Ready, steady, go! Explore these ideas for using Earth’s fastest people, animals and machines to inspire learning


From the roar of the Formula 1 race track to the agility of a cheetah closing in on its prey, the concept of speed has always enlivened our imaginations. It also poses a fresh and fascinating topic from which children can explore a range of cross-curricular activities. Don’t forget to display the Poster , ‘Whoosh!’ in your classroom, and share the Interactive resource , ‘Data handling: Animals’.


Key Stage 2

  1. Moving quickly
  2. Quick creatures
  3. Streamlined = fast
  4. Tongue twisters
  5. Speed drawing
  6. Speed and safety
  7. Movement poems
  8. Record breakers
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