Nature's Wonders and the Lost Words

A day of exploring and connecting with the wonderful biodiversity around us. Stream life, insects, tree and plant ID. Connecting emotionally through the platform of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris's wonderful book the Lost Words.

We will be using surveying techniques and exploring nature through arts and creativity whilst addressing the environmental issues the natural world is facing and inspiring positive steps we can take.

Linking in with curriculum science topics for KS1 and KS2

  • Living things - plants and animals
  • Habitat
  • Food Chains
  • Identifying and Classifying
  • Using Identification keys
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"I just wanted to thank you again for our Bushcraft Camp this week. It was just brilliant- it was so wonderful to see the children enjoying every single part of the camp and taking risks that they'd never otherwise have taken at this age. The new location is great- they loved being able to explore the area. I am always nervous about how the children will react to sleeping away from their parents for the first time, but I think the combination of the excitement about the activities and the atmosphere that you create seems to override all their worries. It has been the highlight of my school year and I'm sure it has been the highlight of theirs! Especially with the new 'rigorous' testing and standards that have been introduced this year, I was feeling a bit disheartened with it all, but this made me feel like we had provided the children with a genuine and meaningful learning experience."

Class teacher Year 2