Year 3 programme of study 

What can be covered at LOPC? 

Pupils should be taught to: identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. 

How can we achieve this? 

This can be achieved through our hunter- gatherer Archery session. This session makes a great crosscurricular link for Stone Age study. Bows and arrows were used from the Neolithic era onwards as a method of hunting, to catch and kill animals to eat. Pupils will learn first hand the importance of good nutrtition and strong muscles in order to pull back a bow, and how communities worked together to ensure they had everything they needed and looked after weaker members of the tribe. They will discuss different food groups, and how we source different types of food in the present and the stone age. Using prompt cards to identify which food groups are covered in their packed lunches or last night’s dinner, pupils will complete a survey and analyse results to see which foods are most popular in each group. 


Year 4 programme of study 

What can be covered at LOPC? 

Pupils should be taught to: 

  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) 
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature. 

How can we achieve this? 

We can deliver a bushcraft session that focusses on water collection and purification. During the session, the children will learn about different water sources (tap water, rivers and lakes, snow and ice, water in the ground) and look at how to make the water suitable to drink, through boiling and filtering for purification. 

Pupils will: 

  • Learn to assemble and safely use a camping stove 
  •  Melt ice and boil water using a camping stove 
  • Measure the amount of liquid water before and after boiling to determine how much has been lost as a gas 
  • Compare temperatures of melt/ boil and time taken between water and butter/ margarine 
  • Measure the temperature at which these changes are taking place


Year 5 programme of study  

What can be covered at LOPC?

 Pupils should be taught to: 

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object 
  •  Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces 
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. 

How can we achieve this? 

Climbing or abseiling session: Why does gravity make it easier to walk than climb? Pupils will experience how climbing and descending from a climb changes their relationship with gravity and why we need ropes for climbing Exploring friction- what makes knots stay in ropes? How does a belay device or hitch reduce the level of force travelling through a rope? 

Canoeing session: Water resistance- learning about how the amount of weight in a boat impacts it’s depth in the water, and how this affects the amount of force required to move it Equal forces- experiencing that a boat requires the same amount of force on each side to go in a straight line How to increase or decrease the level of resistance given by your paddle. 


Year 6 programme of study 

What can be covered at LOPC? 

Pupils might work scientifically by: using classification systems and keys to identify some animals and plants in the immediate environment. They could research unfamiliar animals and plants from a broad range of other habitats and decide where they belong in the classification system 

How can we achieve this? 

Pupils work in small groups to discover and classify plants and minibeasts in a variety of habitats on site; Woodland, meadow, river and river bank, wetland, flood plain, grassland, urban and hedgerow. This discovery can be delivered by our instructors, or you can bring your group and use our land for fee to cover these topics.