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KS2

Minibeast Magic 

Developing questions about woodland minibeasts and investigating the answers. We will focus on scientific enquiry and investigation. Is a beetle faster than a centipede? What does a woodlouse like to hide in? How would we be able to answer these questions?

Curriculum Links:

  • Sci1 – Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Sci2 – Animals
  • Sci4 – Evolution
  • Ma1 – Number
  • Ma2 – Measurement.
Orienteering

An exciting introduction to maps, compass points and orienteering. Can you use a compass to navigate your way around the Holt Hall woods without getting lost? We will use progressively challenging activities to learn basic map reading skills.  We can also include 4 and 6 digit grid references as part of the orienteering challenge for Y5/6 students.

Curriculum links:

  • Geo6 – Compass Points/Maps
  • Ma6 – Geometry
  • PE1 – Take Part in Team Games (KS2)
  • PE2 – Take Part in Outdoor and Adventurous Activity Challenges Both Individually and Within a Team.
All Together Now

Children work in mixed groups and develop their social and teamwork skills, as well as increasing their confidence and self-esteem. The day begins with a series of tembuilding challenges and after lunch, children have a chance to hunt down the code which allows them access to the mysterious contents of the safe.

Survival and Campfire Cooking

How well could you survive in the wild? We look at how we can cater for human beings basic needs; make a shelter, find out how to prepare and cook food and how to make water safe to drink. Can you suggest other skills you would want to learn if you were to survive on your own in the wilderness?

Curriculum Links:

  • PE1 – Take Part in Team Games (KS2)
  • PE2 – Take Part in Outdoor and Adventurous Activity Challenges Both Individually and Within a Team.

River Explorers

Investigate the changes in the River Glaven from source to mouth. We visit different locations along the river and collect data at each site. How does a river change from source to sea? How can we measure the changes and do we know what is causing them? Get your wellies on to find out!

Curriculum Links:

  • Geo1 – Fieldwork
  • Geo3 – Physical Geography (Rivers)
  • Geo4 – Human Geography (Settlements/Land Use)
  • Ma1 – Number
  • Ma2 – Measurement
  • Ma4 – Using and Applying Maths
  • Ma5 – Data Handling

Please note: River Explorers day visit runs from 10am to 3/4pm. Please advise on booking if you need to depart earlier.

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