From Winterton to Happisburgh – Coastal Erosion

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Challenges at Home:

  • Create a new natural environment in your garden or home.
  • Primary school and pre-school children will enjoy making their own dunes at home.
  • Find out more about dunes.
  • Walk some of the Norfolk Coastal Path or explore some of the circular routes around the villages in the film.
  • Look at for terns when you are at the beach.

Challenges at School:

Dinosaur Careers

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Challenges at Home:

  • Look out for grass snakes during the hot summer months.
  • Can you guess what different herbs and spices are just by your sense of smell?
  • Create a scent scrapbook – talk about memories that different smells can spark off for example a wax crayon may remind you of your time at playschool, a bonfire of Guy Fawkes’ night and record them in your memory book for posterity.
  • Make your garden reptile friendly. 
  • From 9:08 in the video: Talk about the different careers linked with animals and the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.  When you listen to the film you will discover that the staff have had many different jobs on the journey to their current role. Think about volunteering.

Challenges at School:

Working in a Zoo

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Challenges at Home:

  • When you visit an attraction, think about all the different jobs that are available.
  • Consider volunteering to build up experience on your CV.
  • Visit a zoo or wildlife park.
  • Design an obstacle course/something fun for a pet at home. 
  • Face paint zoo animals.
  • Invent an enrichment toy for your pet.

Challenges at School:

  • Debate whether zoos are ethical.
  • Investigate careers in zoos.
  • Find out about the history of zoos.
  • Learn more about the animals in Banham Zoo.
  • Design an enclosure for a zoo animal. Think about the animal’s natural habitat and how you can recreate this. 
  • Links to Maths – use weighing scales, practise making estimates and reading decimal places.
  • Send an email to the zoo to ask some questions (remember email safety)

Broads

An Introduction To The Broads – Landscape Character Assessment

The Broads Authority – Water of Life

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Bretts Wood

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Amazing Orchards

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Challenge at Home:

  • Find an orchard near you and check out their recipes.
  • Try this baked apple recipe
  • Lots of apple based recipes here. 
  • Try printing with apples
  • Can you peel an apple in one piece? Why not have a family challenge to see who can create the longest piece of apple peel from a single apple, for the adults it has to be one piece for the children it can be several pieces combined.
  • Have a go at apple bobbing but do take care and supervise young children carefully.
  • Try tasting different types of apple. 

Challenge at School:

  •  If you can’t find an accessible orchard, many of the ideas could also be completed in a woodland area. Most of these KS2 activities can be adapted to match KS1 curriculum objectives.
  • Practical activities are linked to Science, English, Maths, History, Geography, Art and Design and Design Technology. 
  • Also take a look at Countryside Classroom and School Gardening.
  • Apples and Orchards. The Learning pages on this partner organisation ‘The apples and orchards project’ has more lesson plans and details of how you can order fruit trees for you school)  
  • Find details of free orchard and hedgerow packs to plant in school. Register now for the Winter 2021/ Spring 2022 season.

Become a Nature Explorer with the Family Learning Team

Family Fun with Norfolk Adult Learning  

Help your children to thrive with the Family Learning team at Norfolk Adult Learning. Join in with lots of free and fun courses that will enable you to learn and grow with your child, building their skills and confidence through fun activities. With courses ranging from maths to cooking, storytelling to exploring in nature, crafting to painting, you’re sure to find something you’ll love! For ages up to 11. Find out more on the website here.

Resources Needed for this activity:

  • Pine Cone
  • Bird Seed
  • Lard
  • String
  • Baking Paper