Key Stage 2 courses
Key Stage 2 courses scroll down for Science, Geography, History, Literacy, Numeracy and Art.
Checklist of CEES Courses for pupils at:
Stibbington (S), Burwell (B), Vine House Farm (V) workshops in schools (X).
Click on the letter in the table under "centre" to view full details about each course.
|Subject||Course Title and Description||Centre|
|Science||Rock of ages - Investigating rocks Gain an appreciation of the importance of rocks in our everyday lives and use rock sets and microscopes; to assess appearance and texture, and test for hardness and permeability. Soil making, fossil formation and a rock song are also included.|
|In Darwin’s footsteps - Investigating plants Introduce the importance of plants in our everyday lives, and find out about plant life cycles. Carry out a variety of investigations into plant growth and the impact on growth of varying light conditions.|
|Location, location, location – Investiating habitats, Y3/4 Investigate the plants and animals to be found in different habitats. Find out about adaptation and food chains through close observation of a preserved owl. Dissect owl pellets and use keys to trace the owl’s diet.|
|Linneaeus’ six kingdoms – Investigating classification, Y5/6 Investigate the plants and animals to be found in different habitats, examine them closely and identify, group and classify using ID charts and keys.|
|Energy matters - Energy and renewables. Find out about energy and investigate the use of solar and wind power to generate electricity and heat. Hands-on experiments with mini solar panels and wind turbine models.|
|The mystery of the missing Victorian clock – A Crime Scene investigation Using investigative techniques, together with a wide range of scientific and IT equipment to solve a mystery. By the end of the day, speaking, listening and thinking skills should have been developed and the guilty party should be identified!||
|Geography||Not in my back yard - Geographical enquiry - Exploring a locality Use the scenario of a geographical enquiry to introduce techniques and methods for investigating a rural locality, and collecting a variety of data, including buildings, land use, environmental quality and traffic.|
|Come rain or shine – investigating weather and climate Find out about world climate zones using a giant playground map, use the instruments in the Stephenson screen to record the weather, make a weather recording instrument, and experiment with model solar and wind power kits. Or at Burwell, record a weather forecast in the TV studio.|
|From source to sea - Investigating rivers Find out about the role of rivers in the water cycle, and identify the features of river channels. Use models to investigate river processes including erosion, transportation and deposition, and carry out field work investigations at a small stream. Different programmes are available for Y3/4 and Y5/6.|
|From garden to town centre – Developing map skills and locational knowledge Develop map skills and apply them in practical contexts in the grounds of Wisbech Castle, and develop fieldwork skills and locational knowledge in the urban locality of central Wisbech.|
|Where on Earth are we? - Developing map skills and locational knowledge Develop map work skills and apply them in practical contexts using activities including a photographic trail and a treasure hunt. A course designed to help KS2 pupils understand and enjoy using maps and thus reinforce work in a wide range of geographical study units.|
|History||Veni, vidi, didici - I came, I saw, I learned - A Roman Experience Role play involving apprentice Roman soldiers tackling a variety of challenges including chariot racing. Workshop activities include scribing using wax tablets, sketching original Roman artefacts, preparing a Roman delicacy, singing Roman songs and playing Roman games.|
|Warriors and settlers – A Viking Experience Bring Viking times to life with a day of Viking challenges, crafts and re-enactments. Meet the teamwork challenges to join the special Viking celebration with music, song, art and drama.|
|A Victorian Experience Role play including research into Victorian Stibbington using historical documents and evidence from the village and church. Lessons in the period classroom, include handwriting with pen and ink and slates, drill, recitation, arithmetic and an object lesson.|
|Work, rest and play the Victorian way Re-enact life as a servant in the Castle and try hands-on “chores” such as washing, polishing and laying tables. Play with reproduction toys and look at historical evidence in the built environment around Wisbech Castle.|
|Deck the halls - A Victorian Christmas Experience Use role play to recreate Christmas traditions in the environment, including wreath making, wassailing, burning a yule log, and singing festive songs around the fire. Lessons in the Victorian classroom will include Christmas customs.|
|Deck the Castle - A Victorian Christmas Experience Use role play to re-create servants’ life at Christmas time, including boot boy and scullery maid chores. Find out about Christmas traditions in the environment, including wreath making, wassailing, cards and yule logs.||
|Life on the Home Front – The First World War A day of re-enactment, with practical hands-on experiences including lessons in the period classroom, laundry with wash tub and mangle, stretcher bearing, semaphore and target practice. An act of remembrance completes the programme.|
|Keep smiling through – An Evacuation Experience Re-enact a day in the life of children evacuated in the 1940s, including life in wartime, lessons in the period classroom, gas mask drill and an air raid, with costumes, luggage labels, ID cards, 1940s toys and replica gas masks.|
|Literacy||Poetry and Pirates: Literacy through the environment Using story and the environment to inspire literacy and language.||
|Numeracy||Numeracy through the environment Practical activities designed to apply and develop numeracy skills in the outdoor environment||
|Art||Eco Art and the Environment
To extend knowledge and understanding of colour, pattern, shape and texture in the environment. To work creatively with a variety of materials to design and make artworks inspired by the environment.
|Christmas Art and the Environment extend knowledge and understanding of colour, pattern, shape and texture in the environment, working creatively with a variety of materials to design and make artworks inspired by Christmas.|