Duration: Full Day

Staff: 1 staff member

Cost: £220
(Based on one class / approx 30 children)

Location: Delivered on site

Through developing a body of key knowledge and concepts, pupils will develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about living things.

Learners will be introduced to the idea that all living things have certain characteristics that are essential for keeping them healthy. By studying your local area children will become familiar with the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘microhabitat’ and that animals that live there depend on each other. Pupils work scientifically by sorting and classifying things according to whether they are living, dead or were never alive.

Older pupils use classification systems and keys to identify animals and plants and will learn to describe how living things are classified into groups according to observable characteristics.

Activities include:

  • Exploring and comparing differences between things that are living, dead or never been alive
  • Identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
  • Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals
  • Using classification keys to help group and identify a variety of living things

Studies:

Pupils are introduced to the idea that all living things have certain characteristics and that living things live in habitats to which they are suited.
Learners observe and compare plants and animals in their local environment.

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If you would like to arrange a session please contact sam@scouted.org.uk or on 07950 309118
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Habitats & Living Things

With Y5/6T at Ox Close Primary yesterday we found a female slug laying eggs! Slugs lay around 40 eggs up to six times a year and they take between 10-100 days to hatch, depending on the temperature! #habitats #scouted_outdoor_learning #outdoorlearning
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What People Say

We have been working with SC.OUT.ED for two years now. In that time we have had no complaints – Chris has never arrived late and he is always very prepared…I’ve never seen so many items of equipment carried by one person! The children love the sessions; they come running the minute he arrives and always want to help out. Chris has a lovely, nurturing manner with the children and a sunny personality. The whole school is always happy to see him; staff included; there is nothing Chris will not try to complete in a session and there are no children he is not willing to work with. During our sessions Chris works with our whole school from our littlest two year olds to our nurture group who  often have significant SEMH needs. Chris is a member of our school team; he’ll even help out over the dinner-time between his sessions – I am sure no other company would be as helpful.

On a learning note, we have noticed our children have become much more resilient since starting SC.OUT.ED – they do not mind being outside whatever the weather and we see more cooperation and teamwork taking place long after Chris has gone home. On playtimes and lunchtimes we see the children applying their skills by making dens on the field and sharing their resources fairly. We have also analysed our attendance and find that most classes have 100% attendance on the days that SC.OUT.ED are working with them; this has helped our attendance improve over the last two years.

I could not recommend SC.OUT.ED more highly; they are truly a professional company. Communication is always quick and all services are transparent. I can’t wait to work with them again soon.

Emma Rowntree Headteacher, Seascape Primary School

The children thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities.  All the children were eager and excited to find out more.  A fantastic day – managed and delivered very well.  A really interesting way to focus on our topic of the Great Fire of London.

Cara Morton, Dubmire Primary School

The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and developed their knowledge about the Stone Age. The day was fantastic. It was delivered very well, the children were engaged all day and they learnt a lot about the topic, as well as developing skills such as team building and problem solving.

Nicola Cooke, St. Anne’s CE Primary

Over the three sessions, all the children learnt new skills and enjoyed their time outdoors! It gave me increased knowledge and the confidence to plan and to deliver similar activities myself. The original aim, to link to PE and specifically an outdoor and adventurous activity core task, was met – especially on teamworking and cooperation. All the sessions were well planned and organised and they were delivered and managed well. Every activity challenged the children and taught them new skills. It was good to see less confident children have the opportunity to shine too!

Denise Hannon, St Chad’s RCVA Primary

Sam has worked with our children to teach them about saving and conserving energy. He explained a complicated concept in an entertaining and lively way that was accessible to all our children. He was friendly and approachable, encouraging easy communication with staff and children.
The children thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and continued to talk about what they had learnt, long after Sam had left. Sam has also been invaluable in promoting outdoor learning, training staff and has run inspirational forest schools sessions with our children. I would thoroughly recommend him to others!

Jeanne O’Keefe, Oxclose Nursery

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