Key Stage 2 programme - Woodland survival themed day
In this visit, primary school students enjoy a fun day out in the woods learning about woodland ecology and plant uses. The woodland survival day is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Shelter building in Pearcelands Wood at Wakehurst.
Students are set a challenge to build a shelter in coppiced woodland.
- Length: Day visit - includes three sessions designed around a theme.
- Group size: 30 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult to 8 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day programme - fee starts at £150 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students 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 At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines.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.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- design, plan and build a small shelter for a mythical creature they have created or a larger shelter to accommodate their group
- work effectively in groups
- understand the production of charcoal on site.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
National Curriculum Science
- Sc2 Life processes and living things - Life processes; Humans and other animals; Variation and classification; Living things in their environment.
- Unit 6: Reversible and irreversible changes.
- Knowledge and understanding of pattens and processes.
- Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development.
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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