EYFS Sense-ational

Explore the beauty of nature through the senses.


Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

Children have the opportunity in a workshop to use all their senses to explore natural materials such as seeds, cones, flowers and leaves.

Add two of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit. Our recommended activities are Sense-ational trail, Art in the garden and In the potting shed.

Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the EYFS National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.  

This session offers pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Listen to and follow instructions.
  • Explore and observe the natural materials through the senses.
  • Talk about their findings.
  • Enrich and broaden language.
  • Explore a wide range of natural materials.

Curriculum links 

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross curricular form. 

Prime areas of learning: 

  • Communication and language 

  • Physical development 

  • Personal, social and emotional development 

Specific areas of learning: 

  • Make observations about plants and explain why some things occur 

  • Understand about similarities and differences in relation to plants 

  • Talk about features of the environment 

  • Understanding the world

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.