Links to the Curriculum KS1/KS2

SCIENCE

Explore Living Things and their habitats, Evolution and Inheritance

Orchards

  • Apples, Pears and Plums
  • Different varieties, dessert, culinary, cider. Breeding by selection.
  • Harvesting techniques, bruising damage and shelf life.
  • Cold chain to Supermarket.
  • Pressing apples for juice and cider

 

Wild Plants

  • Importance of Scrub growth in wild life habitats. 
  • Dispersal of seeds. Grasses/ wind dispersal. Berries by birds. Cleavers attached.
  • Primroses and Orchids, Brambles, Old Man’s Beard

 

Fauna - Birds and Bugs in the Orchard, Woodland, Ponds and Barn

  • Crane flies often abundant.
  • Life cycle in orchards.
  • Pond wildlife- great crested newts /frogs /toads.
  • Swallows, Woodpecker, Buzzards, Kestrels, Various small birds
  • Bats, slow worms, grass snakes
  • Barn Owl Box

 

Wood

  • Difference between Conifers and Deciduous.
  • Autumn colours – Why they develop.
  • Hazel trees. Nuts/ Coppicing/ Use of material

 

MATHS

  • Use trees to explore, shape, patterns, length and circumference

 

 GEOGRAPHY

  • Maps and transport
  • Climate and soil type for Market Gardening
  • Growing seasons Spring Feb – May, Summer June – August, Autumn Sept - Dec

HISTORY

  • Post war market gardening and details of the Hovel
  • Local history, Roman and The Battle of Evesham

Refer to the Heritage and History section for a full insight to what the Trust offer.

 

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Healthy Diet
  • Understanding Seasonality
  • Barn Construction, Use of local quarried stone

 

ENGLISH

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

There is ample choice for children to engage with a variety of habitats to promote language, discussion and creative writing.  From Autumn 21, the new Poetry Walk with 13 poetry boards, set in natural woodland, includes a broad range of topics.

Topics include:-

  • Science – Gravity, Bugs, Beasts, Night animals, Trees and their role in Nature
  • History – Roman and Battle of Evesham, memories of the village long ago
  • PSHE – Exploring the senses, listening and observing, wellbeing, our role in nature

A booklet with the full versions of the poems and a little background information will be available as a teaching resource.

 

PSHE

The Trust is a Charity run by volunteers.  It was set up to protect the environment for the benefit of the village and its environs and aims to provide education about the environment. This is a practical example to introduce the children to the concepts of citizenship and caring for the planet. Being out in Nature is increasingly recognised as an important factor in Wellbeing and enables the children to listen and observe in a peaceful environment.

 

Upcoming events

APPLE PRESSING

Sunday 19th September

1-4 pm

Visit us

Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust

Field Barn
Evesham Rd  
Cleeve Prior,

 WR11 8JX

 

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