Welcome to The Big Exploration 2023!
The Big Exploration is a programme of activities for students in Year 5 and 6, and is suitable to be used with whole year groups, class groups, selected students, or as independent homework tasks.
Over 6 weeks, your students will discover what it’s like to go to university, and will explore some of the different subjects and topics that are taught there. In the final two weeks of The Big Exploration, your students will have the opportunity to plan, carry out and present their own piece of research in an area of their choosing.
After signing up to participate in The Big Exploration, you will be given access to our online hub. Here, you will find all of the resources you will need to participate in The Big Exploration.
Each week, we will provide you with an instructional video, accompanying worksheets, and a suggested lesson plan for you to integrate into your timetable.
Find out more by watching the video, or download the transcript here.
Online videos with accompanying worksheets and lesson plans
Primary school pupils in Year 5 and Year 6
The Big Exploration is designed to be delivered across 6 weeks
The activities in the first 4 weeks will take approximately 1 hour to complete
In the final 2 weeks, you may want to allow up to 2 hours to complete the activities
The Big Exploration can be delivered to whole year groups, class groups, selected pupils. or set as independent homework tasks
This activity supports Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 4 and 7.
Download our document to see how we have broken down which Gatsby Benchmarks our offerings can support with.