Are you ready for some more lockdown forest school sessions? I hope so!
There will be three activities posted here between now and half term. They are all outdoor treasure hunt activities that are based in Warwick and you can do them as part of your daily excercise.
They are built around the current topics for years 4, 5,and 6 but anyone can do them with a bit of help from Mum, Dad or whoever is looking after you. Doing them now won’t spoil the topics when you get to year 4, 5, or 6 either because they are special lockdown activities that add to our normal curriculum.
The activities are all designed to be downloaded as .pdf files to use on a phone or tablet so that you don’t have to use up paper and ink printing them out, or use up mobile data allowances while you are on the walk. You may need a pen and paper too, particularly for the Victorian one.
The first activity is about Victorians (Y6 Topic): It is a long walk and you might want to do it over two days (more if you have small legs). As you find the features you will build up a picture of how Victorian things differ from later parts of the town.
The second activity is about Space (Y5 Topic): It shrinks the solar system down to the size of the school, and then to the size of a piece of paper so that you can walk to the next star.
The third activity is about Vikings (Y4 topic): It sets you up as a Viking who has come to spy on the new Anglo-Saxon Town of Warwick and see what defences have been built and what the people are like.
Because all the treasure hunts are meant to be done on foot, the maps show the footpaths AND roads around Warwick in white; so don’t expect to follow the map in a car! The busiest roads are shown in red, please be extra careful when you come to these.
If you get very lost, compare the map to a google map to re-orientate yourself.
The sessions from last year are still here on the website as well (you can get to them using the links below) but read carefully before you, for instance, try to find ‘Late Spring Flowers’ in February!
Dont’ forget to keep your social distance from members of the public and, as it is Winter, please dress up warm and water proof for your walk.
Garden Archaeology (any time of year)
Wild Animals and Guy of Warwick (any time of year)
Minibeasts and Orienteering (Spring)
Early Spring Flowers (March)