Sense of adventure (half day session)
Pre-school and Foundation Stage
Contains curriculum links for EYFS: understanding the world; communication and language.
Key concepts: investigating using senses, listening and speaking skills, creativity, understanding the world, making relationships, sorting and collecting.
This early years programme encourages communication, physical, social and creative skills. Sensory experience in the National Pinetum help connect children with each other, the environment and trees in particular.
Wildlife in Bedgebury (full/half day sessions)
Contains the following curriculum links: EYFS: understanding the world; KS1/2 science: working scientifically, living things and their habitats.
Key concepts: habitats, grouping, diversity, food chains, identification, recording, use of keys, adaptation, camouflage and life cycles.
Young people collect invertebrates found in woodland and/or grassland habitats. They use keys and simple guides to identify species. Implications for survival (eg camouflage and mimicry) are explored. Life cycles can be studied through observation and role play games. A habitat trail offers an optional extension relating species to homes and their habitat.