Schools Education Programme

We offer a range of inspiring KS1 & KS2 education programmes aimed at exploring and understanding the natural world.  Our highly skilled staff deliver engaging, hands on learning activities aimed at encouraging children to develop their understanding of nature and apply their scientific enquiry skills.  All our education programmes are curriculum linked and cover programmes of study such as plants, animals, living things & their habitats, adaptations, growing and healthy eating. 

To enquire about making a booking for your class, go to our contact us page and fill in a enquiry form with details about your school group, the programme you would like to do and when you would like to visit. 

NATUREWATCH

 

Enter the wonderful world of minibeasts.  Explore Iver's pond and woodland habitats for aquatic and terrestrial minibeasts.  Discover how invertebrates have adapted to their environment and learn their place in the food chain.  Find out how the seasons affect minibeasts and create a Winter bug hotel to take back to school.

 

KS1 &

Lower KS2

Activities

Pond Dipping

Minibeast Hunt

Bug Hotels

RIVER DETECTIVES

 

Venture into the safe and shallow waters of the River Misbourne at Denham Country Park to investigate the physical features of a river.  Discover what aquatic minibeasts live in the river and where they fit into the food chain.  Study the shape, size and movement of these creatures and learn how they are adapted to river life.  Head out on a self-guided walk to discover the different habitats and manmade features of Denham Country Park.

 

KS2

Activities

River Detectives 

River Dipping

Wild Walk

RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE

What would it be like to live in a rainforest?  What skills would you need to survive?  Become a rainforest tribe for the day and create your own settlement.  Learn what plants grow in the rainforest and how they are used in day to day life.  Build a shelter and discover what animals lurk amongst the rainforest layers.  Learn some essential bushcraft and farming skills and prepare a simple meal cooked over the campfire.​
 

KS2

Activities

Rainforest food chains

Creating a settlement

Growing & cooking skills

SEED TO SUPERMARKET

Where does our food come from and how does it get to our plat?  Reconnect with nature and learn what plants need to grow.  Explore our allotments on a fruit and vegetable hunt.  Become a herb detective and plant your own seed to take away.  C​onsider the different animals that live on farms and what foods they give us.  Make and taste some home-made butter and try grinding some wheat.
 

KS1 &

Lower KS2

Activities

Plant Life

Fruit & Vegetable Hunt

Butter Making & Wheat Grind

SEASONAL CHANGE

 

From the snowdrops in early Spring to the golden glow of leaves in Autumn, there is always something new to see at Iver.  Understand how plants are affected by the seasons.  Become a tree detective and learn how to identify common trees from their leaves or branches.  Discover how to measure the height and age of a tree and find out what minibeasts live there.  Explore our allotments and hunt for seasonal produce.

 

KS1

Activities

Tree Detectives

Allotment Explorer

Seasonal Signs

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

What foods do we need to eat to keep our bodies healthy?  Learn all about food groups and discover what a healthy balanced meal looks like.  Learn how food is grown by exploring our allotments and harvesting some seasonal produce.  Try your hand at cooking a simple, healthy meal and then head to the campfire to observe how to cook 'al fresco'.  End the day sampling all the healthy dishes.

KS1 &

KS2

Activities

Eatwell Plate

Cooking Practical & Observation

Fruit & Vegetable Hunt & Harvest

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