Fen Time Travellers
Geography, History, Citizenship, Art and Design
This day can also be tailored for Key Stage 1.
Children are invited on a journey through time and a changing landscape to learn more about the historical significance of the Fens for people and wildlife. Our journey starts with our guide, Billy the brickmaker, taking us on a trail of discovery, learning how people used plants and animals for food, shelter and medicine. You might meet Sybil the local wise woman and William the eel catcher along the way!
The children will explore lifestyles as well as the changing landscape of the Fens through stories, role play and interactive activities on a time trail.
They also become part of our ‘Time Team’ where they can dig for artefacts from days gone by.
During lunch, the children will have an opportunity to partake in traditional Victorian games.
They will also discover how the Great Fen will become a fantastic place for wildlife and people in the future.
A day packed with interactive activities that link children with their local landscape and heritage
Science, Geography, Citizenship, Art and Design.
A proposed development would result in this wonderful nature reserve being chopped down and cleared!
We urgently need the children to help us discover what plants and animals live in the woodland and the pond areas and discover how creatures have adapted to the habitats and establish how they also are essential parts of the food chain.
Children will become 'Environmental Ambassadors' to help save the reserve by recording what wildlife they have discovered and they will present their case to the ‘Developers’. The final activity will encourage the children to present their thoughts and favourite parts of the day through a natural art activity.
Please note: pond dipping activities only take place between April to September. Other seasonal activities will be organised for the autumn and winter programme.
Survive and Thrive
Science, Geography, Citizenship.
Children explore how plants and animals adapt to their environment in order to survive by discovering what lives in our woodland and ponds.
They will create maps of the reserve and use decision-making skills along a trail in order for them to survive. This will all relate to how wildlife has adapted to survive and thrive through food, habitats and shelter.
The children will then bring their skills and knowledge together into creating their own survival shelters which they will build in groups as part of a team work challenge. The groups then have to present their shelters and designs to the rest of the class.
A great day of physical and mental challenges which encourages teamwork and the sharing of ideas!
Please note: Pond dipping activities only take place between April to September. Other seasonal activities will be organised for the autumn and winter programme.