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All Primary workshops meet several of the statutory requirements of the Science and/or PSHE National Curriculum.

 

Our EYFS workshops meet several of the Early Learning Goals.

 

Have a look below for more details.

My animal friends

My Animal Friends

KS1 & KS2

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PSHE Curriculum

KS1

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

  • L3. about things they can do to help look after their environment

KS2 

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others

  • L5. ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices)

Science Curriculum

 

Year 1 

Animals including Humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals 

  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

 

Seasonal Changes

  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

 

Year 2

Living Things and their Habitats

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats

  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. 

 

Animals including humans

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

 

Year 3

Animals including humans

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat 

  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Year 4

Living Things and their Habitats

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

Animals including humans

  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Year 5

Living Things and their Habitats

  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Year 6

Living Things and their Habitats

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals

  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

Evolution and Inheritance

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Beloved Birds

Beloved Birds

KS1 & KS2

PSHE Curriculum

 

KS1

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

  • L3. about things they can do to help look after their environment

KS2 

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others

  • L5. ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices)

 

Science​ Curriculum

 

Year 1

Everyday Materials

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

Animals including Humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals 

  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

 

Year 2

Animals including humans

  • notice that animals, including a humans, have offspring which grow into adults

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

 

Living Things and their Habitats

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats

  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. 

Year 3

Animals including humans

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat 

  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Year 4

Living Things and their Habitats

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

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Animals including humans​

  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Year 5

Living Things and their Habitats

  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Year 6

Living Things and their Habitats

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals

  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

Evolution and Inheritance

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Seagulls
Natural Mindfulness

Natural Mindfulness 

KS1 & KS2

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PSHE Curriculum

 

Key Stage One

Core Theme 1: Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health

  • H11. about different feelings that humans can experience

  • H12. how to recognise and name different feelings

  • H16. about ways of sharing feelings; a range of words to describe feelings

  • H17. about things that help people feel good (e.g. playing outside, doing things they enjoy, spending time with family, getting enough sleep)

  • H18. different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good 

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

  • L3. about things they can do to help look after their environment

 

Key Stage Two

Core Theme 1: Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health

  • H15. that mental health, just like physical health, is part of daily life; the importance of taking care of mental health

  • H16. about strategies and behaviours that support mental health — including how good quality sleep, physical exercise/time outdoors, being involved in community groups, doing things for others, clubs, and activities, hobbies and spending time with family and friends can support mental health and wellbeing

  • H17. to recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity

  • H18. about everyday things that affect feelings and the importance of expressing feelings

  • H19. a varied vocabulary to use when talking about feelings; about how to express feelings in different ways;

  • H20. strategies to respond to feelings, including intense or conflicting feelings; how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations

 

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

  • L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others

  • L5. ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices)

Early Years workshops

Workshops for Early Years

 

'My Minibeast Friends', 'Free as a Bird' and 'Sense-ational Nature' all incorporate the following Early Learning Goals: 

 

Understanding the World

  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Mathematics

  • Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

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Expressive arts and design

  • Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

  • Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

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