Year 1 programme of study 

What can be covered at LOPC?

Pupils should be taught to: identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. 

How can we achieve this? 

Our Environmental Studies sessions start from just £48 per 90 minutes for groups of up to 8. During a year 1 Environmental studies session, children will go on a scavenger hunt, sourcing natural and man-made litter, using ID sheets to identify trees and plants along their journey and then grouping their collected items based on different properties such as size, weight, colour, texture and man made or natural. Alternatively, teachers are welcome to bring children to the centre free of charge to use our outdoor space to run their own environmental activities- just let us know you are coming! 


Year 2 programme of study

What can be covered at LOPC? 

Pupils should be taught to: explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. 

How can we achieve this? 

Our Environmental Studies sessions start from just £48 per 90 minutes for groups of up to 8. During a year 2 Environmental studies session, children will explore a variety of habitats within the centre’s grounds, discussing what animals would be happiest living in each place and why. They will learn a variety of plant and animal names and identify them using identification keys, play a food chain game and go on a bug hunt to explore some of the smallest members of the food chain. Alternatively, teachers are welcome to bring children to the centre free of charge to use our outdoor space to run their own environmental activities- just let us know you are coming!