Early Year settings and primary schools

Early Year settings and primary schools

(C) Nick Turner

From 12 April 2021 schools can make educational trips. Make your school workshop booking now for the summer term.

Whether it is curriculum linked school trips, interactive workshops, our countywide nature quiz, online teachers resources or school ground advice here is where you find out more about what we offer to early years settings and primary schools.

We have updated our workshop activity plans in response to COVID-19, and now have the processes in place to deliver COVID-19 secure workshops to schools and early year settings.

While schools remain closed to the majority of pupils in January and February 2021 we continue to develop online resources to support teachers and home learners.

We are still taking bookings for face to face workshops from March 2021 onwards and have also updated and our booking terms to be more flexible as we know this is a challenging time for educational organisations.

Online teacher resource page coming soon.

Greystones roundhouse

Wild workshops and school trips

Our primary schools workshops are linked directly to science, geography and history curriculum units at Key Stage 1 and 2 or the EYFS. Workshops are hands-on, age appropriate and risk assessed. They are designed to offer something you cannot offer within a school environment and happen outside all year round. They will increase your pupils engagement with the natural world while meeting your in-school aims.

Workshops are delivered by experienced learning staff and volunteers and provide opportunity for cross-curricular link and health and wellbeing benefits for your pupils. Please note that some of the activities may be self-led.

In 2021 we will launch a teachers area on our website. These pages will host resources for every teacher working with us, including pre and post visit activities and a portfolio of videos exploring the work of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust with a specialist focus on national curriculum content from Key Stage 1 to 4.

Download our Primary School brochure for 2020-21

Lots of hands-on practical activities for the children to try. We’ve been able to do lots of follow up work at school because their memories of the day are so strong. So much learning in a short period of time
Croft School, Painswick

Teachers Resources

Please find some resources that may be helpful to your learning in school and for learners at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action for Insects

Whether it's through a bug hunt, creating insect homes in your school grounds or home, or delivering a campaign to help insects, there are lots of ways that your school can make a difference and learn at the same time. Find out more here.

Children’s activities for Wildlife

There are loads of things that activities that link to your science topics while also helping wildlife. Check out our children’s activities here.

Early Years Nature Tots at Home

Linking to the EYFS find videos and activities that you can pass on to families with their children at home. More information here.

Some of our workshops can be delivered in your school, or we can come to speak to your whole school about the conservation work Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and what your pupils can do for wildlife. We may be able to offer activities themed to your school topic and have some funding to support schools make improvements for wildlife in their school grounds. If you are interested in any of this work please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Annual Primary School Wildlife Quiz

Our annual countywide Wildlife School Quiz has been running since 1976 and is well known throughout Gloucestershire. Participation is free of charge thanks for the dedication of volunteers. Quiz rounds start in February and conclude with the County Final in July.

Last year’s champions were Meysey Hampton Church of England Primary School. Well done Meysey Hampton!

All schools within Gloucestershire are invited to participate. Please contact us if you would like to be involved.

Schools Online Nature Quiz 2020

Due to COVID-19 in 2020 we launched the first online Schools Nature Quiz.

Like many schools, we were disappointed that the annual primary school quiz 2020 couldn’t go ahead due to coronavirus. We are happy to now share an online quiz that you can do with your class or at home.

Join us for three rounds of questions and a video with our Learning Programme Manager presenting the questions and answers. Please find the questions, quiz worksheet and answers below.

Please note this quiz is just for fun, there are no winners and losers, it does not replace the annual quiz championships that we know are hotly contested each year.

I do hope you will join us. Good luck!

And here are your answers!

Please mark your own answers and return your scores to education@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

Follow us on our website and social media to see how you and your school scored compared to others

Download our full programme of activities for Primary Schools below.

Or contact us to discuss your requirements

Email: education@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

Phone: 07342 999052