The Wonderful World of Bees

For KS1&2: A unique opportunity to learn about Bees in a half day or full day session combining science and literacy.

Full Day for KS2 at Gillespie Park N5

Suitable for classes of up to 30 children. Available: Tuesdays & Wednesdays in April, May, June and July.

Cost: £250

Bees inspire curiosity.  Children and adults are always bursting with questions about them. How do bees make honey?  What happens if they sting you?

What do bees eat? What is the queen bee thinking? What’s it like to have 40,000 sisters?  We love questions and use all of our senses to find the answers.

Through direct observation, engaging practical activities and discussions children and adults become scientists, working it out as we go.

In this full day outdoor learning experience, we spend the morning donning our bee suits and visiting working hives, investigating beeswax through candle making and foraging for fantastic facts to share. In the afternoon we tackle powerful persuasive writing or performance poetry. Memorable experiences have a great impact on the quality of children’s writing and this stimulating day builds writing confidence. The results are always inspiring and surprising.

Half Day for KS1 at King Henry’s Walk Garden N1

Suitable for classes of up to 30 children. Available: Monday to Friday in April, May, June and July. Cost: £150 or £250 for two sessions on one day.

 A fantastic half day of exploration including an up-close look at our bee observation hive.  Fact finding tasks and active games bring the science of bees to life in a beautiful garden setting that will engage all learners.

Teachers said

“Fantastic at engaging the children, catering for all learning styles.  There was a big range of abilities and a high proportion of special needs children, but all were engaged and learning.” (Year 3 class teacher, Gayhurst Community Primary School)

  “Excellent. Pupils were not under pressure..they were writing with freedom.  The physical approach to teaching poetry was particularly useful.” (Year 6 teacher, Sir Thomas Abney Primary School) 

Full Day small group sessions for SEN learners

A limited number SEN days are available for £50 when booking another full day session.

For learners with SEN we have devised a highly sensory, full day workshop for a maximum of 8 pupils, giving them time and space to investigate and reflect and build confidence in collaborative learning.

“It was extraordinary how much the one child with autism who had attended the SEN session was engaged.  He normally needs 1:1 support to begin work at school, but today he wrote lots of notes and an amazing poem!  Inspirational.” 

(Year 4 class teacher, St Jude & St Paul Primary School)

Book with Viv

viv@thegardenclassroom.org.uk
07887 751472