KS2

We can deliver sessions linked to the key objectives of the national curriculum for KS2 right on your doorstep. 

Our facilitators are experts in making the learning relevant and engaging, with differentiation and challenge built into every session. 

Wrap up and get outside in all of the seasons! We will take care of everything and we are highly adaptable when working with small groups and children with SEN. 

Cost: £150 per two-hour session (maximum 30 pupils) or £250 for two sessions in one day or one full day. Book 10+ two-hour sessions for a reduced rate.

Humanities

The world came to my place today

The World Came to My Place Today

This geography session explores  sustainability and  fair-trade  with an emphasis on map reading.

  • Find natural resources in everyday products and discover where in the world they come from.
  • Learn to navigate between eight compass points. 
  • Locate a range of countries on our giant global map. 

Children lose themselves in an enchanting story before developing  their inner geographer.

The Garden Classroom at St Mathias School in Stoke Newington, London by Tom Oldham

The Ground Beneath our Feet

History session with a London-centric focus.

Let children become archeologists exploring the layers of the past under their very feet!

  • Use the space outdoors to get a true sense of perspective on a timeline. 
  • Identify the time period that real historical artefacts come from. 
  • Ask questions and discover what these artefacts tell us about the lives of people from the past. 

Transform an archeological dig into the stuff of drama, as pupils report back the newsroom.

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Mapping our World

A bespoke Geography session  which will link to  the ‘Where we Live’ topic, focusing on the area around your school. Also explores themes of citizenship.

  • Understand the 8 points of a compass and apply them to a real life setting.
  • Identify and use OS symbols.
  • Read a 6-point grid reference.

Students will apply their knowledge while making their own map.

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Control Points, Coordinates and Coding

An ideal session for Years 5&6, this is an orienteering session with a geography focus and maths challenge. 

  • Understand the 8 points of a compass and apply them to a real life setting.
  •  Use map reading skills to orienteer a local park.
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge to make a map. 

This action packed session culminates using the great outdoors as the setting for human battleships. One not to be missed!

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Citizens of the World Unite

A session with a PSHCE focus that can be used across the whole school to promote mental health and wellbeing. 

  • Build communication through group and pair games and exercises.
  • Spark joy with nature connection crafts and activities.
  • Learn to use simple tools safely.  

An excellent session to build resilience, support friendships and increase self-esteem.

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We have found, particularly, that children with social and emotional difficulties respond well to these sessions and are able to participate in group activities and work collaboratively with their peers.

A powerful way to restore some normality to their lives, help them to heal, overcome anxieties and rebuild relationships and friendships with staff and other children.

A nurturing environment in which to explore learning across the curriculum  in a relaxed atmosphere with all the advantages that being in the fresh brings for their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Tree Eye-D

Combining Science and Maths skills, this session focuses  on estimation,  identification, classification and funification!

  • Identify common trees based on their characteristics.
  • Gather and present data on types of tree in the park.
  • Discuss and justify in plant and animal classification activities. 
  • Learn how to calculate the age of trees from their girth. 

Turn your class into tree enthusiasts. After this session, they will see the trees surrounding your school with new eyes.

Science

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What Lives in the Park?

Set up practical enquiries to uncover woodland and wetland habitats. 

  • Identify, observe, predict and record findings in a mini beast hunt and pond dipping discovery using simple equipment. 
  • Look at the park seasonally.
  • Explore what lives in the park whilst developing an understanding of food chains. 

Present findings in fun role play activities as Garden Guides.

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The Rock Show

A practical science session designed for Year 3.

  • Perform practical enquiries using pipettes and magnifying glasses to work scientifically. 
  • Classify and identify rocks and soils as organic matter.
  • Compare the appearance and properties of rocks and soils.

In this hands-on, fun-packed session we discover what really is below our feet!

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Earth and Beyond

This session is especially designed for Year 5 classes. Ancient tales are our starting point for this investigative journey. 

  • Predict relative sizes and distances of the sun, moon and Earth.
  • Discover why we have day and night. 
  • Explore the Earth’s rotation and orbit relative to the sun in physical games.
  • In our dark room, view the phases of the moon through illustrative demonstrations.
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Working Scientifically

An opportunity to consolidate key scientific skills. 

  • Live the life of a scientist through research into habitats and animals.
  • Make hypotheses.
  • Investigate your predictions.
  • Record and present your own conclusions. 

This workshop is a must for Year 5 and 6.

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Know How Plants Grow

Get up close to a variety of plants, developing subject knowledge. 

  • Understand the function of roots, stems, leaves and flowers. 
  • Find out about the pollination process.
  • Get to know the lifecycle of a plant and what it needs to survive.

Hands-on activities include digging up roots and investigating the jobs they do, and a plant ID hunt.

At first the children were really unsure about being outside: they were squeamish about insects and mud; they complained about the wet and the cold. It didn’t take very long for all of that to change.

Week by week we have seen them open up like flowers in the spring:-) They anticipate the sessions now and talk enthusiastically about it all week. It really has become the highlight! 

Thank you once again TGC for your passion, enthusiasm and commitment to instilling a love of the outdoors and respect for nature in our children. It was just a pleasure to observe a different side to the children I know so well.

Literacy

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Poets in the Park

Transform your class into poets. Choose between Water, Trees, or Butterflies as the theme of your session. 

  • Read, learn and perform inspiring poetry.
  • Build vocabulary and poetic techniques including simile, metaphor, personification and onomatopoeia.

Take your poetry back to school for display.

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Wonderful World of Writing

Use the natural environment as a stimulus for creative narrative work. Choose between either Water or Trees. 

  • Develop a structured plan for an original story. 
  • Take inspiration from both observation and imagination. 
  • Explore how the senses in writing can make description even more powerful.
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PIZZA PLOT

Pizza Plot

This full day session combines discussion on diet, nutrition and exercise with garden exploration to see how food grows. 

  • A great way to combine food technology, maths and science.
  • Engage your pupils in where food comes from.
  • Plan, harvest, and measure out ingredients.

Create individual pizzas from scratch cooked in our clay pizza oven and enjoyed by all!

For a class of 30 at a cost of £270.

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Jam, Bread and Butter

If you’re looking for a half-day food technology experience, book this session and get the whole class involved!

  • Shake up ingredients that transform into churned butter. 
  • Discover growing garden fruits with traditional preservation techniques.
  • Work in groups to make dough for bread rolls to take back to school. 

A fun and fast paced food session! 

£150 per 2-hour session.

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Thank you to everyone at TGC! I’ve been booking your workshops for years now and have never been disappointed. It’s great to give my class such rich and meaningful learning experiences.

Looking at each unit’s objectives I see you have touched on every single one. Amazing! I could never provide such variety and depth of experiences in the classroom. Learning outdoors brings so many topics to life!

It was just a pleasure to observe a different side to the children I know so well, with shifts in group dynamics and new friendships forming and strengthening. 

Maths

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Wood Wizards

A real-life, all-outdoor maths challenge.

  • Explore shape and space by measuring the height of trees.
  • Calculate the age of trees.
  • Find the area of leaves.
  • Calculate the value of a tree by estimating how many planks of wood it can produce using multiplication and division.

A fun hands-on session designed to promote mathematical thinking and encourage team work. 

The Garden Classroom at St Mathias School in Stoke Newington, London by Tom Oldham

Shakespeare in the Park

Choose between either A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Tempest. 

  • Highly physical drama activities using the original text.
  • Engage the whole class and bring characters to life.

Get to grips with Shakespeare’s language and explore central themes of nature and transformation.

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