Our workshops can be tailored for each schools needs, workshops are also available for Home education groups and can be tailored for home education – individual or groups requirements. Our workshops can fit into the curriculum in science with cross curriculum links with numeracy, literature and art. We feel using a combination of academia and creativity is beneficial when learning difficult subjects such as ecology and biology.
Workshops will have a creative focus using insect safari’s and bug hunts as a platform for games investigating movement, creating insect homes and habitats, posters and sculptures.
School activities can include insect safaris, insect identification and taxonomy, grouping organism’s together, insect and plant biology and habitat creation. Creative elements include story writing, poetry and make-believe insect creations based on scientific knowledge of the natural world.
These fit into the following curriculum Science modules: Wildlife, Mini-beasts, Plants, Compost/Decay, Energy exchange systems; Feeding relationships, Nutrition processes, Behaviour and Life cycles, Habitats, Movement, Organisms Behaviour and Health and the Environment, Earth and Universe.
We aim to educate children about the natural world with a focus on insects and plants and the important roles they play in our daily lives, with an emphasis on conservation and protection of the natural environment. We aim is to draw attention to the need for conservation and protection of the environment for respect and understanding of the natural world through fun and educational activities. Education in this way is more practical allowing for more kinetic learning. We aim to make information about the natural world available and accessible to more people.
Cross Curriculum Links:
- Literacy: Research and note taking; Poetry; Listening and Speaking – discussions, debates, drama and presentations
- Geography: Physical Human Processes and Environment – effects of humans, pollution; Conservation – local and global issues
- History: Development of land use – farming/agriculture, movement of crops and pests from human movements
- Art/Design & Technology: Posters, Sculpture, Design – insects and insect houses; Using recycled materials; design and habitat creation for conservation
- Numeracy: Data collection
- Physical Education: Creativity & Healthy Lifestyles; Games – team work and problem solving
- Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHCE): Expression of views and issues that affect students and others, taking responsibility personally and as a community, debating topical issues
Becky Cunningham, Science Coordinator Sir Robert Gefferys Primary School:
“The kids enjoyed learning from your expertise! In my view your enthusiasm certainly rubbed of on the children, they loved it!”