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Yorkshire Water - Tophill Low Nature Reserve


Helping inspire future generations at our nature reserve

Description

Owned and run by Yorkshire Water our education centre is run by experienced staff . We aim to deliver all our activities outside on the reserve but we have a well equipped classroom that visiting schools have complete use of. The education room is on the ground floor of the visitors bird hide. The main toilet block is a short distance away from the facility but there is a
disabled toilet nearby. To access the bird hide viewing area, visitors
can use the stairs or the external ramp. The building is wheelchair accessible. The education guide is well prepared to adapt language and activities depending on the reading age and educational needs of the children in the tour group. Children with special educational needs are welcome.

We offer a programme of free sessions for primary schools and additional bespoke sessions for secondary schools, universities and community groups.

You can check our schedule of opening for availability at www.yorkshirewater.com/availability/

Please note that we can only take one class per session.

KS2 Programme Guide for Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Programmes available are:
Life underwater -This session will help pupils discover how insects and other pondlife are adapted to survive underwater. Pupils will collect and identify common pondlife, learn about their life cycles and their place in the pond food web.

Life on the water - Using our binoculars, hides and viewing areas pupils can learn to identify the birds they find. Pupils will be able to describe similarities and differences between them, from beaks, feet, size, colour and behaviour to thoughts about what the birds might eat and how they are adapted to their watery habitat.

Wonderful woods - With our vast expanse of woodland, pupils will be able to study the life cycle of plants through our magnificent trees, from their buds and bark to their leaves and seeds. Working scientifically pupils will be able to describe patterns, take measurements, make predictions and give explanations for how plants are adapted to survive.

Nature detectives - Using the essential scientific skills of observation and recording, pupils will be able to become nature detectives and track evidence of what lives on the reserve. Their findings will help pupils understand how different animals in the food chain are adapted to their environment and how the reserve is managed to protect them.

Minibeasts - Pupils will find out what a mini-beast is, where they live and what they look like. Pupils will learn different techniques to collect and identify what they find. They will be able to study them carefully and understand what the reserve needs to do to encourage more suitable habitat.

Wild world - In this session pupils find out about what it is like to live in the wild; what are the sounds, sights and smells? They think about where the different plants and animals live in relation to each other and whether they would be able to survive themselves. Could they find food ,water and shelter?



Reviews

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Lovely area for a trip. Only a handful of members of general public so felt quite exclusive. Well led day , although more could be included in the nature walk but this would be time permitting. Ideally a little longer time there would've been perfect so it didnt feel as rushed. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Contact

Yorkshire Water - Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Watton Carrs
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 9RH
LOtC

Pricing

All school visits to our education centres are FREE!

Opening Times

Schools can choose from our half day or full day options. Session timings are either 9.45am – 11.45am or 12.45pm – 2.45pm and we open on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.

Helping inspire future generations at our nature reserve

Description

Owned and run by Yorkshire Water our education centre is run by experienced staff . We aim to deliver all our activities outside on the reserve but we have a well equipped classroom that visiting schools have complete use of. The education room is on the ground floor of the visitors bird hide. The main toilet block is a short distance away from the facility but there is a
disabled toilet nearby. To access the bird hide viewing area, visitors
can use the stairs or the external ramp. The building is wheelchair accessible. The education guide is well prepared to adapt language and activities depending on the reading age and educational needs of the children in the tour group. Children with special educational needs are welcome.

We offer a programme of free sessions for primary schools and additional bespoke sessions for secondary schools, universities and community groups.

You can check our schedule of opening for availability at www.yorkshirewater.com/availability/

Please note that we can only take one class per session.

KS2 Programme Guide for Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Programmes available are:
Life underwater -This session will help pupils discover how insects and other pondlife are adapted to survive underwater. Pupils will collect and identify common pondlife, learn about their life cycles and their place in the pond food web.

Life on the water - Using our binoculars, hides and viewing areas pupils can learn to identify the birds they find. Pupils will be able to describe similarities and differences between them, from beaks, feet, size, colour and behaviour to thoughts about what the birds might eat and how they are adapted to their watery habitat.

Wonderful woods - With our vast expanse of woodland, pupils will be able to study the life cycle of plants through our magnificent trees, from their buds and bark to their leaves and seeds. Working scientifically pupils will be able to describe patterns, take measurements, make predictions and give explanations for how plants are adapted to survive.

Nature detectives - Using the essential scientific skills of observation and recording, pupils will be able to become nature detectives and track evidence of what lives on the reserve. Their findings will help pupils understand how different animals in the food chain are adapted to their environment and how the reserve is managed to protect them.

Minibeasts - Pupils will find out what a mini-beast is, where they live and what they look like. Pupils will learn different techniques to collect and identify what they find. They will be able to study them carefully and understand what the reserve needs to do to encourage more suitable habitat.

Wild world - In this session pupils find out about what it is like to live in the wild; what are the sounds, sights and smells? They think about where the different plants and animals live in relation to each other and whether they would be able to survive themselves. Could they find food ,water and shelter?


Pricing

All school visits to our education centres are FREE!

Opening Times

Schools can choose from our half day or full day options. Session timings are either 9.45am – 11.45am or 12.45pm – 2.45pm and we open on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.

Contact

Yorkshire Water - Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Watton Carrs
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 9RH
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.0
1 reviews


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0%

Very Good
 
100%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

October 2021 - Primary School
Lovely area for a trip. Only a handful of members of general public so felt quite exclusive. Well led day , although more could be included in the nature walk but this would be time permitting. Ideally a little longer time there would've been perfect so it didnt feel as rushed.