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Natural Connections

Learn more about the plants and animals around us and our connection to them. Awaken your senses and awareness using games and exploration. Develop your thoughts, emotions, communication and social skills through an enquiry / P4C approach.

Session outline

Identifying and recognising different trees and plants will introduce the group to what is around them. After some wide ranging exploration of what is in the environment we will focus on trees and how they work. This will eventually act as a stimulus for a group wide discussion using the Philosophy for Children (P4C) model. We will use a woodland base or the Footprint for part of the day and we will be walking and exploring in the woods for other parts.

Curriculum links

Standard Primary Curriculum areas covered: Biology; Chemistry; Speaking and Listening; Reading (debate); Physical Education; Writing; Modern Language; Education and Geography (recording).

The detail and level will be adapted to be age appropriate. In addition pupils will develop their team working and communication skills. All sessions are designed with holistic learning in mind and aim to develop the heart, head and hand. A culture of care and respect for ourselves, each other, and the environment is encouraged throughout.

Location options:

  • National Trust Footprint Windermere, Beautiful woodland site with waterproof canopy or in the inspiring strawbale Footprint building (St Catherine’s). There is a £15 charge to use the site. (you would need to arrange your own transport to site)

Costs:

£185 (up to 30 pupils) (1 tutor) plus £15 for use of NT site

Tutor: GarethThomas and Ro Thomas

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