Cross-Curricular Activities

Gardening

This Tuesday session has become an integral part of the Kench Hill experience, part of our Healthy Eating and Sustainability focus. Children love digging and finding creepy-crawlies in the soil, as well as harvesting the produce. There are always tasks to do, whatever the season or the weather – weeding, sowing, picking, digging, potting, composting. Then the satisfaction of using the fresh fruit and vegetables to help prepare a nutritious meal for the whole class. Links with science work on Green Plants. KS1-2 See Activity details and Learning Outcomes here: Gardening[1]

Group size: Up to 10
Time: 1hr +
Cost: Free

Kench Hill Trails

In the grounds, search for and identify a variety of features, shapes and unusual views. A pleasant small group activity suitable for the last morning as a competition. The inside trail, ideal for bad weather, concentrates on the architecture and design found in a Georgian mansion with a varied history, including being a hospital. Observation and deduction skills are tested on features the children “see” everyday at Kench Hill.
Group size: Any

Time: 1 hr
Cost: Free

Earth Education

A multi-sensory approach in environmental education encourages children to use all their senses to observe, and foster respect and understanding of the natural world. Blindfold Walks, Smelly Cocktails, Nature’s Palettes, Micro-Nature trails, Magic Spots, Munch Monitors – a wide range of activities to suit different learning styles. Reinforces learning in Science ie concepts such as interdependence, adaptation and feeding relationships. Can be done as a whole day in a local habitat eg woodlands, or individual activities at any time of the day.

Group size: Any
Time: 30 mins – whole day
Cost: Free