An immersive storytelling and exploratory session lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes for Key Stage 1, based at Priory House Warwick and including a nature trail around nearby Priory Park. Bring a packed lunch, if you like, and extend your day with an optional free teacher led trail of Market Hall Museum.
Your class will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the story of Warwick the Bear and focus on the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of the natural history all around us. What does Warwick the Bear see, hear, smell and touch as he explores the park? What can you see, hear, smell and touch? Then see some wildlife up close by exploring our taxidermy collections and looking at your finds through a microscope.
This project is led by a Heritage Education group leader and includes:
- An immersive story that encourages children to engage all their senses to investigate the natural world around them
- Collecting and observing tasks
- The opportunity to practice observatory skills using microscopes
- The chance to explore items from our taxidermy collection
- Investigative tasks based around texture, sound and deductive reasoning
- An optional teacher led trail of Market Hall Museum
Pupils will be able to practise skills in :
- observing closely, using simple equipment
- identifying and classifying
- using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
- identifying and naming local wildlife found in Priory Park and from our taxidermy collections