Foundation stage


A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three to five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Season hoops about how the cycle of the seasons and changes in the weather affect plants and animals
Washing line about what conditions help drying
Bubbles about how the movement of bubbles is affected by the wind direction
Wind socks about the current wind direction and strength of wind
Mirrors to appreciate the world above their heads
Shadows about how light produces shadows
Session times
  • Pre-school 10am to 12pm
    You are welcome to stay for lunch
  • Reception 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre
Suggested pre-visit activities

Record the weather over a period of time. Discuss the changes.

Suggested post-visit activities
  • Make a windmill
  • Make a rain gauge
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