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Cornwall's outdoor play and learning conference - 2020
Workshops will be added as they are confirmed. Please see our Facebook page for information about our previous three conferences.
Rachel Besford & Julie Wilkes - Highway Farm Activity Centre - Let’s Get Together. A year of adventures at Highway Farm through the seasons!
At Highway Farm we hold regular family days to connect with current and past families. This workshop will be hands on with discussion around engaging families and the wider community. We'll tell you about some of our projects and adventures over the last year.
Kathy Grogan - Nature Works CIC, A Beginners Guide to Creepy Crawlies
My workshop is designed to build the confidence of practitioners to tackle the “how, what, why” questions children ask about nature and to overcome any squeamishness they may feel when encountering certain “creepy crawlies”. This workshop is suitable for those delivering the EYFS and Science at Key Stages 1 & 2, as it can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities. As well as Science and Understanding of the World, the workshop supports work in mathematics, language, communication and literacy, physical development, technology and creative development.
o Science: Habitats; Animals; Identification; Classification; Food chains; Life cycles; Food webs; Using field guides and keys; Camouflage; Predator / Prey relationships.
o Maths: Counting (legs, wings, body parts); Number; Symmetry; Sorting.
o Language, Communication & Literacy: Using fiction and non-fiction publications to support observations of “minibeasts”, including field guides and species keys; Use of descriptive language; Communicating observations and sharing information with others through speech.
o Art & Creative Development: Creating models and pictures of different minibeasts using a range of methods and natural materials; Mark making following slug and snail trails on sugar paper or blackboards.
o Technology: Using torches (with batteries, stored separately) to explore dark, damp places to find slugs and snails; Using bug boxes (including repurposing recycled containers) and magnifiers to contain and examine finds; Using (and making) sweep nets; Using tools and techniques to create a bug hotel from hollow elder stems and string.
o Understanding the World: Making and recording observations; Designing and creating environments for minibeasts; Keeping ourselves and wildlife safe.
o Physical development: Using careful and controlled movements to collect minibeasts; Using a range of tools for a purpose; Moving logs, stones and branches in a controlled way for a purpose.
If you would like to be invoiced and pay by BACS there is a 10% admin fee as we have no dedicated office staff. Thanks - Niki