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Working Scientifically with Minibeasts & Habitats


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Minibeast in pot

Join us for a hands-on morning of activities at Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey – to include pond dipping and carrying out meadow sweeps.

See special offer for combined courses http://go.soton.ac.uk/8n9

Suitable for PGCE, School Direct, SCITT, NQT and Early Careers Teachers

Find out how to use and develop simple keys to identify, classify and describe living creatures (invertebrates) as related to the National Curriculum.

There will be an opportunity to look at relevant resources to support your teaching.

Carla Thomas-Buffin, Head of Education at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will lead the morning. You will also have the opportunity to use the beautiful out door facilities available for early years settings and Primary schools and try out activities in the Gardens that you will be able to utilise when teaching in your own school.

Bring a packed lunch or eat in the cafe and then stay on to enjoy free entry to the gardens.

Following the course participants will be able to :

Discover ways to make greater use of the outdoor learning on your own site.

Explore how to manage pupils in an outdoor learning environment.

Find ways to further develop teaching skills using the outdoors as part of the learning environment.


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Course Date

14th October 2017

Places Available

Course Leader

Carla Thomas-Buffin

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