Primary school KS1

Nature explorers
Ecology Leaf samples
Pond and Woodland life

 

 

 

 

Visits are available all year round but please book early for the summer term as it is often fully booked.

Key Stage 1 Programmes

Programme (KS1)  Description Focus
Nature Explorers Explore the woodland with a nature walk making sticky cards, sensory games and a hunt for minibeasts.  Cross-curricular
Minibeasts To explore a woodland habitat for minibeasts/invertebrates.To group and sort creatures Science
Tree Trolls Create fantasy woodland creatures from natural materials Science
Terrific Trees Explore plant life cycles and learn how to identify and classify trees using keys. Cross-curricular
I Spy To know that there are a variety of common animals and to compare the structure of different groups of animals Science
Plant Pots Identification, plant structure and what plants need to be healthy Science
Who Eats What?
Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores
To identify and classify animals according to their diet
To collect minibeasts, identify and look after them
Science
Autumn Watch To increase understanding of why different seasons occur and the natural changes that take place as the seasons progress Science
Winter Watch To increase understanding of why different seasons occur and the natural changes that take place as the seasons progress Science
Spring Watch To increase understanding of why different seasons occur and the natural changes that take place as the seasons progress Science
Summer Watch To increase understanding of why different seasons occur and the natural changes that take place as the seasons progress Science
Habitats KS1 To compare two contrasting habitats to show that different living things are found there and see how they are suited to their habitat Science
Food Chains KS1 To show that living things can be placed in food chains to depict how they get their energy Science

 


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Teachers' Testimonials

"Brilliant day, pitched well to the age group.
The children were engaged and on task at all times. Thank you."

Reception teacher, Oxford gardens School

"Enthusiastic interested staff. Appropriate level of learning.
A fabulous workshop. Certainly do this again."

Year 2 Teacher Thomas Kensington

"Always an enjoyable trip which the children
thoroughly enjoy. Thank you!"

Year 1 Teacher, Thomas Battersea

"A really interesting and interactive session.
My class loved it. Fiona was calm and kind to the boys and
we had a great time. Thank you."

Year 1 Teacher, Garden House School

"Very informative and stimulating for the children."
Year 2 Teacher, Norfolk House School

"As ever the session was well run by Trevor,
who gave clear instructions. Thank you."

Year 2 Teacher,
St Barnabas & St Philips School

 

 

Tell us what you think. Your feedback is important to us

We aim to constantly improve our service to pupils and teachers. Teachers and group leaders are asked to complete a brief evaluation at the end of the visit. We always welcome suggestions on how to make your visit more effective and enjoyable, as well as new services you would like to see the Ecology Centre provide.

We use the following form to collect feedback from teachers after environmental education visits. Forms will also be given to teachers after the visit.