Journey to the Bottom
of the Garden

‘Shrinking to the size of a small ant Professor Shrink and his plucky niece Violet embark on a hair raising adventure to find his lost assistant at the bottom of the garden, but will the giant earthworm get him first and why has Dr Grass-Snake come along for the ride?

Journey to the Bottom of the Garden is based on the ‘Living things and their habitats’ sections of the science curriculum and explores the following topics:

Key Stage 1: Some things are alive, some things have never been alive and some things used to be alive. All living things move, reproduce, take in food and grow.  Why animals live in certain habitats.  Grouping animals according to observable features like number of legs.  Our five senses.  Classifying plants and animals using a key.  How a plant grows.

Key Stage 2: Four life processes shown using a plant. Animals and plants in their habitats and how they have adapted. Food chains and food webs, producers and consumers. Vertebrates and Invertebrates, the five vertebrate sub-groups and classifying animals according to those groups. Using a key to classify animals.  Classifying insects, arachnids and molluscs and using a branch key. Naming of plant parts and plant reproduction.

Available from February 2018

Feedback

Absolutely brilliant visit. Excellent feedback from staff and children. – St Edwards’d Prep School, Cheltenham GL52

Just to say the children and adults at Warren Wood Primary Academy were absolutely captivated by the play today….A fantastic morning; performers open and honest with the children’s questions. – Warren Wood Primary Academy, Rochester ME1

The performers kept children from Nursery to Yr2 entertained for 50 minutes, which is excellent! Very informative, well-organised show! – Streatham Wells Primary School, London SW2

A fantasic learning experience for all. Would definitely recommend to others. – Grestone Academy, Birmingham B26

Many thanks. Our 3rd visit by the company. Excellent enjoyment. Thank you.- Chapel St. Infants School, Dalton-in-Furness LA15

Performers were very friendly and our younger children in particular really enjoyed it!- Great Waldingfield Primary School, Sudbury CO10

Very energetic! I liked the question asking – it kept the children involved. – Edwards Hall Primary School, Eastwood SS9

Children really enjoyed the play and EYFS children talked about it independently throughout the day. – St Andrew’s CE Infant School, Brighouse HD6

Everything was fine, set at age-appropriate level, just the right pace, not too indepth and so the children were kept focused. – Townville Infants School, Castleford WF10

An educational and fun show – thankyou! – Highover JMI School, Hitchin SG4

It was informative, educational & entertaining.- Figheldean St Michael’s Primary School, Salisbury SP

OUR REQUIREMENTS: A space approximately 15ft x 15ft at one end of a school hall (raised or on the flat is fine) and access to a plug socket. Actors will introduce themselves to office staff on arrival and need their small van as close as possible to the performance area for loading and unloading.

SET-UP TIME: 45 minutes
DURATION: 60 – 65 minutes
PACK-UP TIME: 30 minutes
AUDIENCE LIMIT: 300

PRICES Please call or email us with your requirements as we often have special offers depending on where in the UK you’re based and when you want your show.

We invoice by post or email after the event and all our fees are fully inclusive apart from VAT.

Teachers' Notes

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2 Lower

Key stage 2 Upper