Key Stage 1 & 2
Our Environment Programme covers a diverse range of topics that within the National Curriculum and the wider context. Your groups can have sessions delivered at the school site, in the classroom or at one of our garden sites around Burnley. This is a flexible programme that can be adapted to suit your needs, age group and ability.
The National Curriculum aims to embed scientific questioning and analysis with the opportunity for children to ask questions and analyse relationships and interactions systematically. Taking part in the Environment Programme provides an opportunity for groups to carry out pond dipping, bug hunting and more advanced habitat and air quality surveys which meet these criteria perfectly.
We have a tree planting project running at our sites each year however, your school could be become involved in the tree planting initiative too. Children can learn about life cycles and the role that trees play in the ecosystem and how they affect humans too.
There are plenty of opportunities for this element of the curriculum in our ‘Reduce. Reuse, Recycle’ session where children can upcycle materials to create their own designs. Children could perhaps make a bid feeder from plastic bottles or dens and shelters out of recycled materials. A great opportunity for children to get creative.
Living things and their habitats
Groups will learn about water and air quality and the importance of this fore ecosystems and animals’ survival.
Animals including humans
A wonderful opportunity for children to test their respiratory rate and link their findings to pollution and air quality. Discussions can be had surrounding human impact on the environment and what we can do to improve the environment for future generations.