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KS2 Offsite Sessions

On The Rocks

We visit West Runton, explore the rock pools and discuss adaptation. How do animals and plants survive the wind, salt, water, waves, sun, predators and erosion? What secrets do rocky shore organisms have that help them live in this ever changing environment?

Curriculum Links:

  • Sci1 – Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Sci2 – Animals
  • Sci3 – Plants
  • Sci4 – Evolution.
Fossil Finders

Become a geologist to find out more about evolution! Students will become palaeontologists to discover evidence of prehistoric life on West Runton beach. What do fossils and geology tell us about our past? We work through a series of activities to help the children find out and visualise evolution.

Curriculum links:

  • Sci4 – Evolution
  • Geo1 – Fieldwork
  • Geo2 – Physical Geography (Coasts)
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.
Coast Defenders

We visit Overstrand Beach, look at the coastal defences and decide how best to protect our own lego hotel. Looking at the consequences of coastal erosion and management in North Norfolk. Why are some parts of Norfolk falling into the sea and how can we protect them? We will gain a true insight into the effects of coastal erosion in North Norfolk.

Curriculum Links:

  • Geo1 – Fieldwork
  • Geo2 – Physical Geography (Coasts)
  • Geo4 – Human Geography (Settlements/Land Use).
Beach Walk

Child led beach exploration! What interests you on the beach and how can we find out more about it? Binoculars, cameras and other equipment will be available for the children to find out and record things that have made them look, smile and think.

Holt Hall Town Study

We walk around Holt  and in teams we record a geographical look at the town of Holt. What do you think about the town of Holt? Are there enough facilities? How could you find out what people who live here think? What would you change if you were in charge? What do you think the future holds for Holt town?

Curriculum links:

  • Geo4 – Human Geography (Settlements/Land Use).
Farm Visit

We visit a chicken farm to discover what happens between egg and plate. Where does our food come from? This session may compliment one of the sessions in the walled garden.

Curriculum links:

  • Sci2 – Animals
  • Sci3 – Plants
  • Geo1 – Fieldwork.
Glaven Ports

We visit Wiverton and Blakeney  to look for clues about their history as a port. This is a child-led investigation using the past to predict the future of North Norfolk’s coastline. Can you gather evidence to find out what has changed with this environment over the last 500 years? This session is especially relevant after the very recent changes to the Norfolk coastline at the end of 2013. How will the recent changes affect people’s lives? What do they think will happen over the next 500 years? Should taxpayer’s money be spent trying to maintain the current environment?

Curriculum links:

  • Geo1 – Fieldwork
  • Geo2 – Physical Geography (Coasts)
  • Geo4 – Human Geography (Settlements/Land Use)
  • Geo5 – Human Geography (Human Resources)
  • His1 – Local History.
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