Key Stage 1 programme - Minibeasts workshop
In this session, primary school students use a variety of techniques to hunt in the long grass, trees and leaf litter to find and observe a wonderful variety of creatures. The minibeast workshop is part of a half day or full day visit that is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Students observe minibeasts in nature. Can you spot the minibeast?
Students observe creatures in their habitats. They explore how these creatures are connected and how they are adapted to life on land.
- Length: Typical workshop - 45 minutes.
- Group size: 30 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 5 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day visit - fee starts at £180 | Part of a half day visit - fee starts at £130 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give children opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions, but until then, learning outcomes apply to the curriculum as it is at this time.
All our workshops and trails have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. A typical session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- collect minibeasts in a variety of terrestrial habitats
- identify some of the minibeasts using simple keys
- identify differences and similarities between minibeasts .
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
National Curriculum Science
- Living things - Life processes; Humans and other animals; Variation and classification; Living things in their environment.
- Unit 2C: Variation.
- Unit 2B: Plants and animals in the local environment.
- Unit 3: Animals and us.
A typical day at Wakehurst Place is made up of three activities of approximately 45 minutes each, two in the morning and one after lunch.
Once you've selected the combination of workshops and trails for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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