FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Key Stage 2 Primary School Trips

Great Plant and Animal Search1 day

Find out how important plants are in our day to day lives. Have fun discovering the parts and structure of plants including trees. Explore the different habitats we find plants in. We will mini beast hunt and observe them in their microhabitats. As we explore we will use age appropriate classification keys to identify living things we find in our woodland and in our pond habitats. A flexible and adaptable programme.

Available March to October.

 

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Habitat Heroes1 day

A hands on practical day exploring our pond and woodland habitats and during the summer months our beautiful meadow too. Using classification keys we will be grouping, identifying and naming a variety of living things in each of these habitats. We will take measurements using a range of scientific equipment and record data and results for you to use back in school. Throughout the day we will consider adaptions, food chains and how environments can change and the dangers this can pose to living things.

Available March to October.

 

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Desert Island1 day

You have been left stranded on the Bishops Wood Island. Have you got what it takes to survive and be rescued from the island. This is a day when you must work as a team to problem solve, learn and share new skills. Using maps and messages left in bottles, teams must find your way around the site and collect the clues. You will have your lunch around the fire in the woods, build shelters and signal for help. A fun day spent exploring lots of the Bishop Wood site.

Available all year round.

 

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Survival Day1 day

This day will test your survival and bush craft skills in the woods at Bishops Wood. You will be looking at animal tracks and who they belong to, test your fire lighting skills and decide what resources you will need to survive. A day filled with team activities and problem solving. Can your team build a waterproof shelter from natural materials? Can they find a solution to how to collect water to survive? A busy and interactive day which can be tailored to meet your objectives.

Available all year round.

 

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Saxon Settler and Viking Voyagers1 day

Focussing on either the Saxon or Viking time you will take a journey across the northern seas in our full size Viking long ship. After arriving at our Saxon Hall you will learn skills

such as brooch making, spinning wool, hurdle and clay pot making. Inside the Hall you will get a sense of what life was like at this time and discover the importance of fire. The children will make overnight shelters using natural materials. A very active and fun filled day bringing the Saxon and Viking times to life.

Available September to May Half term holiday.

 

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Stone Age to Iron Age1 day

What would it have been like to live during this period of history, could you survive? Discover first-hand what it was like to hunt and gather with our activities. Learn the practical skills of the time such as making hurdles & fishing nets. We will look at different types of rocks, tools of the period, how important fire and charcoal were and how fires were lit. Build a shelter and produce cave art using natural materials. A very hands on day with team work and problem solving.

Available September to May half term holiday.

 

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Romans1 day

This interactive fun day will be spent as a Roman. You will build a Roman camp and march like Roman soldiers. You will have a go at using gromas to create a straight road. The children will prepare and deliver a roman play for the emperor. We will look at Latin, its importance then and its continuing influence today.

Available September to May half term holiday.

 

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