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Plants KS1

Children identify parts of a plant an take part in activities to support identification of plants including trees. Typical KS1 day: 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30am - 11.15am - Dig up a plant.  Discuss parts of a plant including roots.  Possibly label parts.  Recreate parts of...

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Habitats and classification KS2

Children look for minibeasts in different habitats.  LKS2 children are introduced to classification; UKS2 children create classification keys for themselves. Typical LKS2 day: 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30am - 11.00am - how might we group these minibeasts?  Children to get pictures of different bugs and come...

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Survival workshop

Spend the morning taking part in a mapping activity leading to 'treasure'.  Cook s'mores over the fire during lunchtime.  Spend the afternoon making dens out of tarpaulins and ropes. Typical day: 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30am – 11.45am – mapping / treasure activity. 11.45am – 12.45pm –...

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Rocks and soils

Explore different types of soils, classify different soil samples and observe soil in sediment jars.  Classify and group rocks, look for rocks at Howsham Mill.  Carry out an investigation into the hardness of rocks. 10.00am – 10.45am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.45am – 11.45am – what is soil?...

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Seed Dispersal

This workshop should take place in the autumn, when there are seeds on the plants. Children use environmental art to represent the different parts of a plant, identify different seeds, collect data about different plants and carry out a spinner investigation to model seed dispersal. 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome /...

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Outdoor Maths

Come and join us for a full day of putting maths into a real life context!  Most groups do a measuring activity, a data collection activity and a shape activity. We can adapt this for any age group.   Typical plan: 10.00am - 10.30am - welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30 -...

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Data Logging

We have a class set of data loggers for children to explore.  This workshop involves children measuring light, sound and temperature before coming up with their own questions to investigate, such as, ‘how does the temperature change over the course of the day?’  This workshop can be shortened and combined...

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Habitats and minibeasts for KS1

Children look for minibeasts in different habitats.  KS1 children write ‘habitat postcards’ describing the habitats of different minibeasts. Typical KS1 day: 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30am – 11.30am – mini beast hunt  – which creatures did you find in which habitats 11.30am - 12noon - habitat postcards...

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Gears, Levers and Pulleys

Explore Gears, Levers and Pulleys. Addressing Y5 science forces objectives, children will model gears, explore plastic gears and make small gears.  Children will lift buckets of water using pulleys.  Levers will be covered in the afternoon when children will use planks of wood and bricks to get a basic understanding of...

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Pollination

This workshop should take place in the spring, when there are flowering plants. Children use environmental art to represent the different parts of a plant, identify flowering plants, collect data about different plants and pollinators and play a pollination game. 10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety 10.30am...

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