• Discover, identify and name a variety of animals and plants living in the local environment.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Working scientifically – Observe minibeasts closely, using simple equipment
    • Working scientifically – identify and classify minibeasts from different habitats
    • Science, Plants – Identify and name a variety of common plants living in the local environment
    • Science, Animals – Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish from the Creek, amphibians from the pond and birds
    • Science, Animals – Learn how animals eat different things and meet some local herbivores, omnivores and carnivores
    • Science, Animals – Understand that animals have different shaped bodies, and name some body parts

  • Discover the local habitats of Deptford Creek, Creekside Pond and Sue Godfrey Nature Park.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Working scientifically – Observe Minibeasts closely, using simple equipment
    • Working scientifically – Gather and record sampling data to help compare and contrast aquatic and terrestrial habitats
    • Living things and their habitats – identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats of the pond and grassland of the Nature Park
    • Living things and their habitats – Describe how animals obtain their food or create a food chain using animals and plants found in different micro-habitats
    • Living things and their habitats – Identify that habitats provide the basic needs for living things and each animal or plant is adapted to survive there
    • Science, Animals – Find out about the basic needs of animals and their adaptations to get water, food and air for survival

  • Travel back in time to 1666, become a baker, build a fire and hunt for Samuel Pepys’s buried cheese.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • History, Events beyond living memory – Explore what life in London was like in 1666
    • History, Significant historical event – Discover key events during the Great Fire of London
    • History, Lives of significant individuals – Become a baker with Thomas Farriner, baker to the King, and help Samuel Pepys, the diary writer, find his cheese
    • Design and technology, Make – Place paper and wood in a fire drum to light a fire
    • Design and technology, Make – Make bread dough using a range of ingredients and bake the bread over the fire
    • PSHE – Make safe and informed decisions about risk

  • A selection of first-hand observation activities, to enhance location awareness and inspire curiosity.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Geographical locational and place knowledge – Identify characteristics of London, the North sea, the Thames and Deptford Creek
    • Physical geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features of the river
    • Human geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features of in and around the river
    • Living things and their habitats – identify and name a variety of plants and animals in the river habitat
    • Working scientifically – Observe river animals closely, using simple equipment
    • Local history study – Observe aspects of history reflected in the locality

  • Discover the history of Deptford Creek though the jobs that people did here in the past.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Significant historical places in this locality – Explore what life around Deptford Creek was like in the past
    • Geographical locational and place knowledge – Identify characteristics of London, the Thames and Deptford Creek
    • Physical geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features of the river
    • Human geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features of in and around the river
    • Living things and their habitats – identify and name a variety of plants and animals in the river habitat
    • Significant historical people in this locality – Become a writer like John Evelyn
    • Design and technology, Make – Become a Deptford potter and make a pot out of clay
    • Design and technology, Design & Make – Become a railway engineer to design and build a railway bridge

  • Discover the history of Deptford Creek though the transport that people used here in the past.

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Significant historical places in this locality – Explore what life around Deptford Creek was like in the past
    • Significant historical people and places in this locality – Encounter the Royal Dockyards founded by King Henry VIII
    • Geographical locational and place knowledge – Identify characteristics of London, the Thames and Deptford Creek
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – Use maps and globes to identify London, the UK, other countries, oceans and seas
    • Physical geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features of the river
    • Human geography – Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features of in and around the river
    • Living things and their habitats – identify and name a variety of plants and animals in the river habitat
    • Design and technology, Design & Make – Construct a boat to sail and transport cargo in Deptford Creek

School visits normally run 10.00am – 2.15pm  |  Class size of up to 30 pupils  |  Sessions cost from £270* for a full day.

*Discounts available for schools with 15% of pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding

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