Detailed below are a list of our current workshops. All can be adapted to fit in with your area of study, Key Stage and needs of pupils. Please note that all visits will include a tour of the organic smallholding.
Where does our food come from? Cultivating organic food
- Exploring Tuppenny Barn site. All ages
Go on a tour of our site. Discover our pond, organic raised beds, polytunnels, orchard, flower garden and beehives. Find out more about how we support the environment through organic working practices and encouragement of biodiversity.
- Parts of a Plant (KS 2 and 3)
What do plants need in order to live and how do they reproduce and make fruits? Explore the parts of a flowering plant and investigate seeds, seedlings and plants in general.
- Unpacked Lunch (KS1 and 2)
What’s in your lunch? Where did it come from? How is it packaged? Use a lunch box to explore seasonality, nutrition and sustainability in our food.
- Seasonal Harvest (KS1, 2 and 3)
Develop knowledge of plants by exploring and creating a map of an area of Tuppenny Barn. Use plant labels, identification cards and photographs to learn more. How many varieties can you find?
- Herb Hunt (EYFS and KS1)
Explore our wide variety of herbs. Compare their leaves, plants and smells. Use herbs to make a small salt dough tile and learn the names of the herbs at Tuppenny Barn.
- Heritage Orchard (KS1, 2 and 3)
Follow a trail around our orchard discovering some of the interesting facts behind our heritage varieties of top fruit.
Grow, Cook, Eat
- Fork to Fork All ages
Crop seasonal produce and create healthy dishes in our kitchen by the ‘fork to fork’ activity. Eat the freshest produce you have ever eaten and try new foods ‘plot to plate’.
- A balanced meal Key stage 1 and 2
Using the ‘Eatwell Plate’, find out about food groups. Sort a selection of foods into the correct. food groups. Plan a healthy meal. See fruit and vegetables growing and identify them. Explore other important aspects in staying healthy.
- Seasonal specialities Key stage 3 and 4
Focus on the in season produce at Tuppenny Barn to create seasonal dishes. Using recipes or a design brief, cook and eat healthy dishes.
- Grow your own veg EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Plant your own vegetables from seeds and seedlings in sustainable pots. Think about soil and compost and what a plant needs to grow.
- Apple Pressing (Autumn Term only)
Visit our orchard and gather windfalls. Prepare the fruit and make freshly pressed apple juice with our apple press and drink the product.
Sustainability and Ecology. How we affect our environment
- What’s in the pond? EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Explore the creatures in the pond. Use identification charts and keys to discover what they are.
- Bee Buzz EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
See our working beehives and learn about the important role of bees. Try on a beekeeper’s outfit and learn about cross pollination and hive culture through games and activities. Make a ‘seed bomb’ to help to attract bees.
- World beneath our feet- Minibeast hunt EYFS/ KS1/ KS2
Be amazed at the amount of wildlife you can find under our feet. Use identification charts and keys, look closely with magnifying glasses, and draw what you find.
- Rubbish matters EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Learn the mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose and Refuse. Play the “Rubbish Game” How long do different materials take to break down. Think about choices we can make. Finish by making your own recycled “Buddy” or sustainable craft or make a sustainability pledge.
- Sustainable buildings KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Tuppenny Barn education centre was built using sustainable materials. Explore how the barn was built. Draw our beautiful building or design your own, consider the materials and their impact on the planet.
- Sustainable planting EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Explore sustainable ways of making plant pots. Make a pot out of newspaper and plant with seeds and seedlings. Think about soil and compost and what a plant needs to grow.
Using a growing environment to improve our health and wellbeing
- Reflect and observe EYFS/KS1/KS2/KS3
During a tour of Tuppenny Barn take time to pause, meditate and reflect. Use natural resources to experience the wonder of our world. Play games, go on scavenger hunts and enjoy being outside.
- Wild art EYFS/ KS1/ KS2/ KS3
Use natural materials and our beautiful environment to inspire your artwork. Make mandalas on the ground with found resources, paint with natural paints or draw with charcoal.
- Natural colours EYFS/ KS1/ KS2
Nature produces a vast array of colour variations. Use natural paints and the plants growing at Tuppenny Barn to capture these colours. Go on a colour hunt around the grounds.
- Inspired by nature EYFS/ KS1/ KS2
Using the beautiful surroundings at Tuppenny Barn participate in creative writing. Create poems or stories using nature.