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Primary
Key Stage 2

With so many opportunities to learn and enjoy during a visit to the Farm we hope you will come and meet us in the very near future.  For more information or to book, call us on

020 8319 8900 or email our education team at education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

We have a range of activities from Early Years through to Secondary which link with the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage. All our activities encourage outdoor learning and can be tailored to your specific needs.

 

Activities either last for a full day or half day. If you would like to come for a full day visit you can either book a full day activity or you can combine 2 half days visits with one activity in the morning and one after lunch.

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Minibeast Safari - Half day

Explore and discover where minibeasts live. Search under log piles and investigate in the long grass. Using identification sheets and magnifying glasses the students can work out what they have found.

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Pond Dipping - Half day

Investigate what lies beneath the surface of our pond. Using pond nets and identification sheets the students can discover all about pond life - amphibians and invertebrates.

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Cooking - Half-day

We can run activities around where our food comes from as well as providing the opportunity for the children to prepare some of their own.  With Key Stage 1 we can make ice cream and vegetable soup.  There is an additional charge of £10 for these activities to cover the cost of ingredients.

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Habitats - Full day

As we explore the different habitats of the Farm we will discover more about what a habitat is and what differences there are between them. Activities can include pond dipping, minibeast hunts or a woodland walk.

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Lifecycles - Full day

Discover all about the different lifecycles of animals and plants. Learn about farm animal lifecycles and discover the amazing pond lifecycles of frogs and dragonflies. Take a woodlands walk to learn more about plants and the importance of pollination.

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Orienteering - Half day or Full day

Learn how to use a map and compass to complete a challenge around the farmyard. This activity uses teamwork along with physical and mental skill.  For the full day session we will also do orienteering courses in the fields or woodland.

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Rocks and Soils - Half Day

Starting with an introduction to rocks, this session allows the children to discover how rocks are formed as well as investigate their properties and uses.  The session also involves a walk to find out more about soil, trying to make your own soil as well as using branching keys to identify different soil types.

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The Stone Age - Full day

Work your way through the Stone Age from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic.  The morning session starts in the woods, creating a Palaeolithic camp and finding out more about the life of these hunter gathers. After lunch the session will look at life towards the end of the Stone Age and the start of farming as well as a chance to discover how we know about what happened in the past.

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Earth art - Half-day

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy we will take a walk to the woods and create art using just natural materials.

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Woodland Adventure - Half day

Experience the wood through exploratory activities and games. Find out more about the trees and wildlife that make up the woodland habitat or learn survival skills like shelter building.

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Dairy Day - Half day

Have a go at making your own ricotta cheese and butter as we discover the importance of farms for all our dairy products.  There is additional £10 charge for this activity to cover the cost of any ingredients.

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Plant Power - Half day

Investigate plants in the garden and trees in the woodland. Learn about pollination, growth and seed dispersal.  This activity includes the opportunity for the group to learn about caring for plants and planting their own seeds to take back to school.

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Farm Crafts - Half day or Full day (depending how many crafts you want to try)

Have a go at some traditional farm crafts including felt making, willow crafts, corn dollies and a chance to work with the wool from the Woodlands Farm sheep. There is an additional charge of £10 for this activity to cover the cost of materials.

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Earth art - Half-day

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy we will take a walk to the woods and create art using just natural materials.

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Farm Tour - Half-day

An opportunity to meet our farm animals as we take you on a guided walk round the farmyard. See the sheep and pigs as well a meeting our pony, chickens and guinea pigs. There will be a chance for the group to handle some of the animals.

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Build your own

Give us a call and we'll build a session to meet your needs.

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Guided Visits

Full Day (10am-2.30pm)

£210 for a class up to 32 students 

 

Half day (10am-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm)

£150 for a class up to 32 students

Included in the charge for a guided visit is a member of our Education staff to run your activities, use of our education building for both activities and lunch as well as all equipment you may need during the day.

 

We recommend that all teachers should come on a pre-visit to carry out their own risk assessment for their class visit. A guided pre-visit by our Education staff is free of charge. Advice to teachers on controlling ill health from animal contact can be found here.

For more information or to book, call us on

020 8319 8900 or email our education team at education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Self-guided Visits

We offer self-guided Farm Tours, Minibeast Safari, Stick Man Activity Trail and Orienteering. The Farm has a permanent orienteering course which can be used; maps are provided or with other self-guided activities an information pack is provided on arrival. A self-guided visit does not include use of our classroom and would not be recommended for the winter as there is no shelter if the group wants to stay for lunch. The charge for a self-guided visit (total children and adults) is:
£30 per hour for up up to 15 people 
£40 per hour for up to 32 people 
£50 per hour for up to 60 people  

We recommend that all teachers should come on a pre-visit to carry out their own risk assessment for their class visit. A guided pre-visit by our Education staff is free of charge. Advice to teachers on controlling ill health from animal contact can be found here.

For more information or to book, call us on

020 8319 8900 or email our education team at education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Seeds for Schools

Woodlands Farm Trust are now providing small packs of seasonal seeds for schools to grow in the classroom. Our first batch of seeds will contain Basil, Flat Leaf Parsley, Chives and Coriander.

Each pack will have at least 10 seeds of each herb. These varieties can be sown all year round in a small container on a windowsill. This makes it ideal to start your school herb garden over the winter as other seeds will not be available to germinate until January. The herb seed packs will cost £1.50 and can bought on the day at the farm.

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