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Programme ideas - Key stage 1 and 2

Key stage one muddy hands

Each theme fosters a caring approach to the natural world and is explored through a range of learning styles, including problem solving, team working, questioning and discovery. Language development, Maths skills and scientific enquiry underpin every programme.

Sensory journeys and stories
Discover a nature anew through sensory activities - take a mirror walk, weave a spider’s web, create a textures mobile, make leaf and bark rubbings, paint with soil and identify wildlife sounds. Use inspiration from the day’s discoveries to create and share stories.

Discovering Darwin
Orienteer to find out about Darwin’s travels and discoveries on his Beagle voyage. Make a wildlife journal and record observations of the plants, animals and habitats. Interactive games to encourage children to think about adaptions, natural selection and food webs.

Exploring Habitats
Discover and compare the wildlife of the woodland, meadow and freshwater habitats through exploration, close observation and games. Use a variety of collection techniques and learn to identify and classify common plants and animals. Investigate life cycles and feeding relationships.

Young Geographers
Develop geographical enquiry, vocabulary and skills. Create mini nature reserves using mapping techniques. Use orienteering and compass skills to complete the photo trail. Investigate landscapes and landscape change, looking at the past and present and making predications for the future.

A day designed to empower and inspire young people to take action for environmental sustainability. Investigate our impact on the planet and look at options for alternative energy, water usage and food miles. Design a boat powered by wind or solar power, play the water conservation game and work out the food miles of a bag of shopping.


To find out more or book a programme please contact the education centre of your choice.