Key stage 2 (KS2) courses

Recycling Course (KS2)*

This course studies human recycling as well as the naturally occurring recycling that goes on all year in the woodland.


We look at some of the issues surrounding the recycling of human waste products such as glass, paper, plastic, composting.... this is an informative and packed visit giving a good introduction to the world of recycling.

Areas covered

  • discussion of the variety of human recycling methods
  • awareness activities to look at natural woodland recycling
  • a chance to collect the invertebrates involved (The Munch Bunch)
  • a closer look at the "Munch-Bunch" inside
  • demonstration of composting methods
  • then either:
    Making recycled paper, making models out of rubbish or look in more detail at rocks and soils

    Could be run as a half day option, without making paper and/or models.  The trip could also be combined with a walk on the Nature Trail.

    National Curriculum links

    Attainment Target (AT) 2: 1a, b, 3a, 4c, 5a, b, d, f that microorganisms are living organisms that are often too small to be seen and that they may be beneficial or harmful
    AT 3: generally on materials

    Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) relevance:
    Science units: 3A, 3C, 3D, 4B, 6A, 6B
    Geography units: 8, 17


    Minimum of 2 classes required for the half day option.