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Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Our natural environment in North Tyneside is a valued resource that can. support a broad range of school curriculum subjects North Tyneside Parks. provide diverse safe and well maintained locations for interactive outdoor. learning activities They can present challenges and interactions that. cannot be achieved within a classroom setting or in school grounds. Outdoor learning in parks is hands on and creative providing learners. with real experiences and a chance to achieve beyond expectation. Why choose us, Our fully qualified outdoor learning team are experienced and knowledgeable at. facilitating activities outdoors, All of our warden led sessions and sites are fully risk assessed. We offer half or full day sessions and will provide advice and recommendations. to school staff planning a visit, We work with all ages in all weather conditions and ensure a safe and enjoyable. experience, We aim to promote environmental responsibility sustainability and an.
understanding and appreciation of nature and wildlife at all times. Our services have a great reputation locally and regionally with most schools. booking repeat visits year on year, All of our parks follow Green Flag standards to ensure your pupils are visiting a. safe welcoming and well maintained public space,Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education. Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. How to find us,Palmersville,Metro Station,Whitley Road. MAP REFERENCE,1 Countryside Centre,2 Cafe and Terrace. Rising Sun,3 Sandpit and Play Area,Countryside,Centre 4 Celtic Village.
5 Arctic Cabin,Kings Road 6 Wooden Castle Play Area. North Rising Sun Farm,7 Sheep at Rising Sun Farm,8 Cycling on the Waggonway. Mullen Road,Rising Sun 9 Rising Sun Hill,Pub 10 View over Rising Sun Hill. 11 Stephenson Pond,12 Ridley Pond,Coast Road 13 Bird Hide. 14 Bird Hide,15 Wildflower Meadow,16 Hare s Hips Carving.
17 Dipping Pond,18 Butterfly Gate,Vehicle access to the Country Park. Countryside Centre,6 Hadrian Pond,1 2 3 Dukes Pond. Whitley Road,18 Plantation 16 17,Whitley Road Field 14 Swallow Pond. 11 Hadrian Hadrian Park,Station Road 13 Wood,Benton Field. Stephenson Field Swallow Field,Bird Hide 8,Hadrian Field.
Waggonway Field,9 Rising Sun Farm,Rising Sun Hill,Bowman Field. 7 Black Rock Field,Front Field,Well Field,Bewick Field. Brickyard Field,Battle Hill,access is available,Rising Sun Sports Field throughout most. of the park except,the Rising Sun,Pit Heap Hill,Kings Road North. Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum.
How to find us,Directions travelling from the A19, 1 Take the A191 A186 exit towards Whitley Bay Gosforth Earsdon. 2 At the roundabout take the exit onto Holystone Way A191. 3 At the first roundabout take the second exit staying on Holystone Way A191. 4 Turn left driving down the lane that initially skirts around the Asda car park. 5 The Countryside Centre is at the end of the lane. Directions travelling from Newcastle,1 Take the A1058 Coast Road towards Tynemouth. 2 Take the A186 exit towards Benton Wallsend, 3 At the roundabout take the first exit onto Station Road A186. 4 Go straight on for the following four roundabouts. 5 At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Whitley Road A191. 6 Turn right immediately after Asda and drive down the lane that initially skirts. around the Asda car park, 7 The Countryside Centre is at the end of the lane. Coach Parking, Coaches should park in the main car park which is located on the left hand side at.
the far end of the lane just outside of the Countryside Centre grounds. Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Public Transport, There are regular bus links to Asda Benton and from here it is approximately a. 10 minute walk up the lane to the Countryside Centre. Please contact Nexus for all public transport details at www nexus org uk. Leave Palmersville station and turn right You can then either walk down the main. road which will take approximately 30 minutes or come through the industrial. estate which is slightly quicker and generally quieter. From Palmersville Metro walking along the main road. 1 Walk down Great Lime Road passing a housing estate on your right and. industrial estate on your left, 2 At the roundabout turn right and head for the pedestrian crossing at the traffic. lights by Asda, 3 Cross the road at the traffic lights You will find it safest to keep going straight. ahead crossing the Asda car park until you reach Asda s building. 4 Turn left when you reach the building and at the end of the building head up. the pedestrian ramp to the top car park, 5 Turn right and onto the lane that leads up to the Countryside Centre.
From Palmersville Metro walking via the industrial estate. 1 Go down the flight of steps that are adjacent to the Metro station wall If these. are slippery or you have young children you can head a short distance down the. road before doubling back and using the ramp, 2 Follow the path with the Metro lines on your right and a housing estate on your. left The path is fenced on both sides, 3 The path brings you out onto a road at the back of an industrial estate Head. straight ahead following the path pavement as it crosses two entrances to unit. 4 At the T junction turn left and follow the road as it then bends to the right. You will pass Pennine Windows on your left and Screwfix on your right. 5 At the main road turn left and head for the traffic lights. 6 Follow steps 3 and 4 of the route above,Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education. Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. General information, The Rising Sun Country Park a large green oasis of over 162 hectares located in the. heart of North Tyneside is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the outdoors through. the seasons The park features an extensive nature reserve with ponds woodlands. grasslands and a working farm These diverse habitats act as a haven for wildlife. The Countryside Centre has a cosy caf exhibition room and conferencing facilities. The country park actively promotes healthy living enabling people to enjoy and get. involved in a range of outdoor activities,Heritage and wildlife.
Rising Sun Country Park has a rich heritage and was once the site of a coal mine and. an isolation hospital for infectious diseases Our exhibition room in the Countryside. Centre has beautiful wooden carvings displaying the history of the park. Our wildlife is diverse with a wide range of habitats the centrepiece being. Swallow Pond The park is a Site of Nature Conservation Interest SNCI and the lake. area is a Local Nature Reserve LNR There are also areas of young mixed woodland. grassland a wildflower meadow wetlands and smaller ponds which provide a. diverse habitat for birds bats butterflies insects bees amphibians and small and. large mammals, There is something to see all year round and you may even spot a roe deer or one of. our rarer bird species,The Countryside Centre, Commanding a beautiful view over the park s open countryside the centre hosts a. caf an exhibition room with spectacular wooden carvings of the park s heritage. and a selection of well equipped rooms available for hire Outside the centre are. open lawns with views over Swallow Pond a delightful place for a picnic Children. love playing on the wooden castle play area in the sandpit or enjoying water play in. a small pebbled paddling stream We hold events and educational activities. throughout the year The centre is easily accessible from the car park and there is. disabled parking adjacent to the centre,Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education. Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Menu of activities, The table below gives a brief summary of our most popular activities with. curriculum links Please be aware that a lot of our activities are cross curricular. and meet many other targets in other subject areas The list is not exhaustive. and we are always willing to work with teachers to plan new sessions ideas. and activities If there is a specific target you would like to be delivered. outdoors in the park please contact us to discuss possibilities. Suitable for National Curriculum,Activity key stage links.
Mini beasts EYFS Science, Mini beast hunt and follow KS1 and 2 Working scientifically. up activities Activities vary Living things and their habitats. depending on age and ability Animals,of the group,Seasonal exploration EYFS Science. Sensory activities relating to KS1 Working scientifically. Spring Summer Autumn Seasonal changes,Winter Exploring the park. looking at the wildlife plants,and weather for the specific. time of year,Plants EYFS Science, Practical activities KS1 and 2 Working scientifically.
covering plants trees and Plants,flowers Seed dispersal Seasonal changes. pollination seasonal Living things and their habitats. changes Evolution and inheritance,Habitats EYFS Science. Practical and sensory activities KS1 and 2 Working scientifically. looking at woodland and Plants,parkland habitats Activities Animals. vary depending on age and Living things and their habitats. ability of the group,Maps EYFS Geography, A selection of different activities KS1 and 2 Geographical skills and fieldwork. based on the age of the Mathematics, children These can include Geometry position and direction.
making maps and or simple trails,real or fantasy following maps. to find clues or points of interest,using direction and compass. continued on next page,Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education. Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Suitable for National Curriculum,Activity key stage links. Fire outdoor cooking KS2 Science, A structured session including and above Animals including humans.
lighting a fire safety around fire States of matter. and cooking a healthy snack or Properties and changes of. meal on an open fire materials,Design and Technology. Cooking and nutrition,Environmental art EYFS Physical Education. Creating small and large scale KS1 2 Outdoor and adventurous activity. art outdoors using natural and above GCSE PE,materials We also look at the Geography. work of Andy Goldsworthy Geographical skills and fieldwork. Pond dip EYFS Science, Pond dip and follow up KS1 2 Working scientifically. activities Activities vary Living things and their habitats. depending on age and ability Animals,of the group,Orienteering KS1 2 and Physical Education.
We have a range of courses above Outdoor and adventurous activity. and activities for all ages from GCSE PE,beginner stages to advanced Geography. including GCSE PE and training Geographical skills and fieldwork. for teachers,Stone Age Iron Age KS2 History, On a full day visit children will Changes in Britain from the. thresh and grind wheat to make Stone Age to the Iron Age. flour cook flat bread on the Design and Technology. campfire go inside our Celtic Design make and evaluate. Hut handle simple tools and Cooking and nutrition,replica artefacts that would. have been used at the time and,build their own shelters using. natural materials,continued on next page,Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education.
Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Menu of activities continued,Suitable for National Curriculum. Activity key stage links,Changes in land use KS2 History. We use maps to navigate to A local history study,points of interest throughout Geography. the park learning about the Human and physical geography. history of the local area as we Geographical skills and fieldwork. go It can include for example a Science, visit to our Celtic Hut Living things and their habitats. discussions on the coal mining Geography, heritage of the area and use of Geographical skills and fieldwork.
the centre as an isolation,hospital and a time team dig. Den building KS2 Design and Technology, Children use mainly natural Design make and evaluate. materials to construct dens for Physical Education. themselves in our woodland Outdoor and adventurous activity. We can tailor this session,towards younger children by. creating miniature dens or by,mainly using fabric and pegs. rather than natural materials,Winter Special,Santa s Grotto.
School groups are welcome to,visit Santa in his outdoor Grotto. in our festive Arctic Cabin,All children will receive a gift. create a Christmas decoration,make magical reindeer food. to sprinkle in their garden on,Christmas Eve and soak up the. yuletide atmosphere with hot,juice around the campfire.
Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum. Prices for educational visits 2017 18, All visiting groups who would like a warden led visit must pre book with us. Please contact us to check the availability of your preferred date All bookings. will be confirmed using our booking form we ask that you read sign and. Using local parks to deliver and enrich the National Curriculum General information The Rising Sun Country Park a large green oasis of over 162 hectares located in the heart of North Tyneside is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the outdoors through the seasons The park features an extensive nature reserve with ponds woodlands

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