Training

In summary, we are offering:

  • FREE Y3 teacher training
  • FREE planning and resources for a half term based around the Y3 science curriculum topic ‘plants’ integrating Science, Art, Music and Dance. Additional planning for English will also be available
  • FREE music resourcing including scores and backing tracks for an assembly performance
  • FREE licensing for the use of Meadowsong music.

Course description:

The training and follow up resources provide an inspirational project based around the Science topic ‘Plants’ that will motivate children in their learning and teach them about biodiversity and ecology and will support teachers to stage an expressive art-based assembly.   An introduction to integrated connection to nature experiences, through RSPB’s Wild Challenge, will support teachers to empower children to have agency in bringing about change in their schools and local communities.

  • Teachers will be introduced to the 4 songs of the Meadowsong cycle
  • Teachers will learn about the ecology of wildflower habitats and the threats to this habitat
  • Teachers will explore the core and foundation subject curriculum resources in groups and try out some of the activities
  • Teachers will be helped to form an action plan to plant a wildflower area and receive guidance on planting for wildlife in their school
  • Teachers will register for RSPB Wild Challenge and WWF Seek App and be shown how to use them to support learning
  • Teachers will be given guidance on staging a Meadowsong assembly to celebrate learning and enable young people to influence and empower others to bring about change to benefit the environment

Teachers say:

“I’m going to take back the enthusiasm for nature and I’m excited to start learning the songs”

Teacher, Waltham Forest, 2019

“I thought it was a really creative and imaginative way of learning and I think the singing will really aid their memory”

Teacher, Waltham Forest, 2019

“I think the children will find the music really inspiring and I’m going to use that to get them to think persuasively about how to take action and create wildflower gardens in our school”

Teacher, Haringey, 2019

Area

Venue

Date

Book

Bedford St Josephs and St Gregory’s School (St Gregory’s site)
MK40 4AT
25 Feb 2020 Book Now
Bradford Kala Sangam Arts Centre
BD1 4TY
24 March 2020 Email
Cheshire Ness Botanic Gardens, CH64 4AY 25 March 2020 Book Now
Cornwall TBC 12 Feb 2020 (TBC) Contact us
Enfield Prince of Wales Primary School
EN3 6HQ
17 March 2020 FULLY BOOKED
Essex TBC 18 March 2020 Email
Hastings and Rother De La Warr Pavilion, TN40 1DP 24th Feb Book Now
Leicester TBC 3 March 2020 Email
Liverpool TBC 30 March 2020 Contact us
Northampton Royal & Derngate
NN1 1DP
28 Jan 2020 Email
North Lincolnshire TBC 4 Feb 2020 Contact us
Peterborough Salvation Army Peterborough
PE1 2AU
10 Feb 2020 Email
Richmond The Mall School
TW2 5NQ
26 Feb 2020 Email
Sheffield Learn Sheffield Training and Development Hub
S8 9JP
2 March 2020 Book Now
Solent (Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight) TBC 4 May 2020 Email
Southend on Sea Tickfield Centre
SS2 6LL
16 March 2020 Email
St Helens The Beacon Building
WA10 1TF
9 March 2020 Email
Warrington Winmarleigh House
WA1 1NB
10 March 2020 Email