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), "" Wisbech (W) "" 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 Investigating rocks Workshops on appearance, texture, hardness and permeability using selected rock sets; hunting for rocks and fossils in the environment; and gaining an appreciation of the importance of rocks in our everyday lives.

B

S

W

X

  Investigating minibeasts  A comparative investigation of the minibeasts of different habitats, including variation, adaptation, classification, and constructing and using keys.

B

S

 
  Investigating plants  Introducing the importance of plants in our everyday lives, plus finding out about plant life cycles and carrying out a variety of investigations into plant growth and the impact on growth of varying light conditions.

B

S

 

  Investigating habitats and food chains  Investigating the plants and animals of a habitat, researching the needs of animals found there and constructing food chains.

B

S

X

  Energy, enquiry and experiment Investigating ways in which we might improve our environment with a focus on energy use. The use of solar and wind power to generate electricity and heat are investigated using mini solar panels and wind turbines.

V

S

W

X

  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!

S

W

Geography Investigating a rural locality  Introducing techniques and methods for investigating a rural locality, and collecting a variety of data for comparison with the school locality, including buildings, land use, environmental quality and traffic.

S

 

  Investigating change in an urban locality  Investigating the urban locality of central Wisbech and comparing the older parts of the town centre with the new developments around the harbour area.

W

 
  Investigating rivers  Introducing the role of rivers in the water cycle, and investigating features of river channels, landscapes, and drainage, plus river processes including erosion, deposition, and speed of flow.

B

S

X

  Water, water everywhere  Investigating water in the environment, including a dirty water trail, a water watchers' treasure hunt, and filtration experiments to show how dirty water can be cleaned

S

 
  Maps, trails and treasure  Developing map work skills and applying 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.

B

S

W

  Food and farming – from plot to plate  Introducing the importance of farms for supplying our food, visiting farm fields, identifying land use and crops, and practical activities using on-site mini-vegetable plots.

V

 
History Roman Day  Role play involving investigating life in Fenland during Roman times. The legend of centurion, Marcus Maximus and the missing treasure is used to explore the Fenland environment . Workshop activities include scribing using wax tablets, sketching original Roman artefacts, Roman cookery, playing with replica Roman toys and finding out about Roman wildlife.

B

B

S

  Victorian Day  Role play including research into Victorian Stibbington using historical documents and evidence from the built environment. Lessons in the period classroom, including handwriting with pen and ink and slates, drill, recitation and many more.

S

  Work, rest and play the Victorian way  Re-enacting life as a servant in the Castle and hands-on “chores” such as washing, polishing and laying tables.  Playing with reproduction toys and looking at Victorian buildings.

W

 
  A Victorian Christmas  Using role play to recreate Christmas traditions in the environment, including wreath making, wassailing, burning a yule, and singing festive songs around the fire.  Victorian style lessons will include Christmas customs.

S

W

  Evacuation Day  Re-enacting a day in the life of real children evacuated from London to Stibbington in the 1940s, including life in the wartime countryside, lessons in the period classroom, gas mask drill and an air raid, with costumes, luggage labels, ID cards and gas masks.

S

W

  Viking Day Bring Viking times to life with Viking Vik. Meet the teamwork challenges to join the special Viking celebration with music, song, art and drama.

S

B

Literacy Literacy through the environment  Using story and the environment to inspire literacy and language development

S

 

Numeracy Numeracy through the environment  Practical activities designed to apply and develop numeracy skills in the outdoor environment

S

 

Art Art through the environment  Exploring, observing closely,  and collecting from the environment, and recording using a variety of media.

B

S

W

X