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: We learn what makes a living thing, look at how living things are suited to their habitats, learn that food, water and exercise are essential for a healthy body, look at the five senses and name parts of the body.
Key Stage 2: we build on this looking at animal classification, how living things have adapted to their habitats, the circulatory system and how it works and look at the human skeleton.
Not available this Autumn Term 2017
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
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2 Lower
Key stage 2 Upper