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For teachers that want the most engaging and
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Ophira School Workshops & Assemblies

Children work and learn at their best when they are engaged in activities that stimulate as many of the senses as possible and that is exactly what we do.

We take children into an immersive world that will create memorable learning experiences.

If you have ever had a workshop for your school then you will know just how important it is that you have a skilled person with exceptional delivery ability to engage every child.

Our workshops are fast paced programmes that we pack with curriculum links because you cannot afford to waste time or money.

So that your children have an inspiring day, we bring teaching techniques, brilliant resources and a whole load of enthusiasm all tailored for each key stage.

Led by Ollie Meaden, a qualified and experienced teacher who has worked with over 50 schools across Hampshire, providing quality education in an innovative way

Who is it for ?

Schools wanting a memorable day that will tick boxes.

Key stage 1 and reception

Differentiated for younger years and curriculum linked.

Key stage 2

For years 3 – 6, a more detailed offering in all areas.

Teachers (feel free to leave)

Planned lessons and checklists to support learning in class and reduce the pressures.

FREE School Assembly! Your children will be delighted with an assembly in which the whole school can participate.

What does the whole school assembly include?

For the time that you wish to make available we will deliver a ‘WOW’ natural history themed assembly that will leave them wanting more.

What people say about Ophira’s assemblies?

“I couldn’t believe just how many resources Mr Meaden brings with him. It was no surprise that the dinosaurs proved to be the biggest hit .”

“From the brief feedback I had, staff felt that it was hugely informative and entertaining. The whole school was thoroughly engaged.”

What school workshops are available?

Dinosaurs and the Stone-age

A workshop that takes your children back in time to experience the wonder of the ancient prehistoric world and how after the dinosaurs died out, the stone-age began.

The children will engage in a variety of awesome activities from creating their own fossils to identifying some stone-age tools.

Key Stage 2

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Curriculum outcome examples: Dinosaurs and the Stone-Age

Key Stage 1

Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals
Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

Iron-age Farmyard

Curriculum outcome examples:  Iron –Age Farmyard

Key Stage 1

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Welcome to the Iron-age, a place where we look at how people used to live on a working farm, after all they were some of the earliest farmers ever!
The children will be taken back to the days of the Iron-age and tasks that would have needed to be done from identifying produce to trading at market, your children will be well versed in life on an ancient farm.

Key Stage 2

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals

Woodland and food chains

From survival in the wild to food chains, this exciting workshop covers the basics of the outdoors, indoors! Children are taught to work in teams to succeed and to build shelters safely. We then look at their surroundings with a particular focus on the wildlife and their adaptations to suit their environments.
The children will be enthralled by the animal models and the facts about each. A truly wild experience.

Key Stage 2

Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals

Curriculum outcome examples:  Woodland and Food Chains

Key Stage 1

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Wellbeing and happiness

Example key PSHE criteria addressed:

Using visitors to the classroom to support lessons

  • Why it is important to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Promoting wellbeing and resilience from an early age
  • Ensuring teaching is appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils
  • Key principles about mental health and emotional wellbeing

The workshops are designed to be used in conjunction (in class) with the guidance, with topics including teaching children how to describe emotions, talk about anxiety and worries, and develop coping strategies.

This workshop teaches a variety of techniques to get an equilibrium and help with their happiness. We focus on the 7 different stages of wellbeing from exercise right through to breathing techniques. Everything your children (and possibly you) need to either regain or establish a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
This workshop explores some of the techniques that will help your children in their daily life. We focus on 7 identified stages of wellbeing including teamwork and communication. Serious topics covered in a fun and sensitive way. Mental health issues are growing in our schools and our workshop is designed to moderate the strains which this can bring.

You will be 100% blown away.

Prices: including a whole school assembly from £225 (plus VAT)*

This could be the BEST thing you do for your school, nursery or pre-school every term. You can get a bonus workshop once a year.

To Book

Just email ollie.meaden@ophira.co.uk with your chosen date.

  • We offer an offset model to reduce your costs further

Or if you want to find out if we are right for each other just get in touch!

FREE School Assembly! Your children will be delighted with an assembly in which the whole school can participate.