Primary Science

Mini-beast safari

Join us for an active, fun outdoor learning session in your local area!
Here is a list of our science based sessions. Read below for more details. 
Foreshore Explorer
Rocks in the Built Environment
Clean Air Champions
Minibeast Safari
Plant Magic
Wildlife Wanders
Fabulous Flowers
Sensational Seeds

Foreshore Explorer

A visit to the river foreshore to observe and describe conditions in a local habitat. Through river dipping students record and identify invertebrate life in the river. They also consider feeding relationships, adaptations and the environmental factors which are important in this habitat.
Links to key stage 2 Science.

Rocks in the Built Environment

Different rock types are introduced in a practical session and grouped in terms of texture and appearance. A trail of Hammersmith Centre or a local cemetery identifies the different rocks used in the built environment and their use is considered in relation to their key characteristics.
Links to key stage 2 Science and Geography.

Clean Air Champions

Investigating the local environment, this fieldwork based session explored local transport and air quality issues and attitudes in your local area. Data collection through traffic surveys and green space surveys leads to data analysis and personal pledges for action.
Links to KS2 Science and Geography

Minibeast Safari

A visit to your local park for habitat investigations. The session includes identifying minibeasts from the pond or garden habitats and discovering how the animals are adapted to their environment.
Links to key stage 2 Science.
Also suitable for KS1.

Plant Magic

Follow the Plant Detectives Trail in Ravenscourt Park glasshouses or Normand Park.  Discover where in the world plants come from, what is growing in your local park and plant your own seed to take home.
Links to KS1 & KS2 Science   I   Late Spring, Summer and Early Autumn Term only. (Limited availability)

Classifying Living Things

Closely observe plants and animals in your school garden or local park. Using games, keys and identification charts, we will name and classify living things and explore their habitats.
Links to KS2 Science

Wildlife Wanders

Following a trail along the River Thames or Grand Union Canal, the class will observe and identify waterside habitats, wildlife and vegetation as they go. We use field guides, photographs and games to identify and record the birds we discover and find out how the animals and plants live in their environment.
Links to KS1 & KS2 Science

Fabulous Flowers

Discover a range of Flowers, learn about their structure and investigate their pollinators. Links to Lower Key Stage 2 Science    I    Summer and Early Autumn Term only

Sensational Seeds

Examine a range of plants in your local park and investigate different methods of seed dispersal. Links to Lower Key Stage 2 Science    I    Summer and Autumn Term only