Using our senses (sight, sound, touch and smell) we explore the woodland habitat, learn about plant structure and function, lifecycle and what plants need to survive.
A whole day programme that combines the Super Senses programme and the Marvellous Minibeasts programme. Children practise using their senses before using them to explore a woodland habitat.
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As well as programmes offered in previous years at Westonbirt, we also offer the following sessions:
Go on a minibeast hunt, sort and classify minibeasts and then learn about the lifecycle of a variety of animals. Find out how plants and animals depend on one another by creating food chains.
Find out what a woodland habitat is like to live in. Learn how to find minibeasts in a variety of micro-habitats, identify them and their place in woodland food chains.
Go on an adventure to find as many signs of Autumn as you can. Learn how to sort leaves/nuts and identify trees by their leaves/nuts. Look at the lifecycle of a tree. Use natural materials to make art and crafts. Plant a seed to take home to grow your own tree.
We go on a nature walk to spot the signs of Spring followed by activities focusing on plant parts and the lifecycle of plants. This is followed by a natural art activity using the materials collected on the walk.
Children learn about the parts of a plant, tree identification, how to measure the age of trees, the lifecycle of a tree, uses of trees and properties of wood plus the importance of plants as producers.
Go on a welly walk to find out what plants and animals are around in winter. Find out what animals need to live and how they survive through the winter. Build a shelter/mouse home and learn about the properties of different natural materials.