Stage 2 Day Visits
Walk, Talk, Create
Walk, Talk, Create takes children on a multi-faceted woodland experience. They learn about the ecology and sustainability of the environment while exploring with their senses and imaginations the cultural, historical and magical wonder of the natural world. An oak tree is a Noah's Ark of insect life which the children observe minutel; they collect colours, sounds, and draw the patterns of nature while understanding and tapping into legends and myths associated with flora and fauna and invent some of their own. Time is slowed down so that children can appreciate what is around them. At the end of the walk the children are given a range of materials and they make something in response to what they have experienced. This unique day seeks to plant a seed and initiate the development of a lifelong relationship with the natural world in every child
Holt Hall grounds are the ideal setting to inspire
and engage your pupils in science. Develop their
observation and scientific questioning skills through
hands-on investigations. Compare plants in different
areas, explore the number of prickles on a holly
leaf, make and use keys, select a
planting site in the walled garden, help a
special animal to find a place to hibernate or investigate invertebrate behaviour.
What creatures are to be found under the leaves
of Holt Hall’s woodland? What is living beneath the
surface of the lake? Children use keys to discover
a fascinating world of invertebrates and through
some very close observation find out what they eat
and how they are suited to where they live. This
will enhance their understanding of habitats, food
chains, interdependence and adaptation.
Map Reading and Compass Skills
Children begin by learning some basic map
reading skills before being taught how to use a
compass to orientate a map and find a direction.
Using these skills, they work in pairs to find their
way around the Centre’s woodland orienteering
courses. This is followed by a tree trail where they
use bearings to find their way between interesting
trees and discover some of their secrets.
All Together Now
Children work in mixed groups and
develop their social and teamwork skills, as well as
increasing their confidence and self-esteem. The day
begins with a series of tembuilding challenges and after lunch, children have a chance to hunt down the code which allows them access to the mysterious contents of the safe.
Would you be able to survive if you found yourself lost in the woods? Teams must work together to address their basic needs of food, and shelter! This day begins with building and lighting fires, gutting and cooking fish; moving onto finding shelter by building dens in the woods.
Unite geography knowledge and numeracy skills
in an ideal introduction or perfect summary to your
rivers topic! Children use a combination of
observations and measurements to gather
information about the River Glaven. Discover how
the river changes as it travels downstream and how
humans have impacted on it.
On The Beach
In the morning we visit Overstrand, a seaside
village affected by coastal erosion. Children make
sketches of the sea defences and the crumbling
cliffs and consider the issues of managing the
coast. In the afternoon we move on to West
Runton where children look for plants and animals
living in the rockpools and make ‘sea creature’
sand sculptures on the beach.