Halifax: The Senses Science Show

  • 8 Apr 2024 - 18 Jul 2025
  • £300 +VAT per class of up to 35 children

Location: Halifax only

In this 30min show children will learn about our five main senses and the parts of the body associated with each one. Containing a mix of presenter led and volunteer demonstrations as well as full audience participation this is a fun way of introducing the topic or consolidating knowledge for both Early Years and KS1 groups. 

Learning objectives:

  • That we have 5 senses and the parts of our bodies linked with each sense send information to our brain to help us understand and make sense of the world around us. 
  • How sight is our main sense and why two eyes are better than one.  
  • How sounds are made and how we hear them using our ears. 
  • That our tongue can detect 5 main tastes. 
  • How we smell things using our noses. 
  • How we might use our sense of touch to identify objects even if we can’t see them.  


Curriculum links:

Early Learning Goals: Listening, Attention and Understanding 

  • Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions, comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions and small group interactions 
  • Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding 
  • Hold conversation when engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their teacher and peers 


Early Learning Goals: Speaking  

  • Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary. 


Year 1: Animals including humans 

  • Identify, name, draw and label the basic body parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.  

Early Years, Key Stage 1

Available selected dates:

Summer: 8 Apr – 22 Jul ’24
Autumn: 1 Oct – 19 Dec ’24
Spring: 14 Jan – 4 Apr ’25

Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • Two hours to explore our galleries
  • 30 minute science show for your class only
  • Your very own Enabler, to greet and guide you, and make sure you have a great day!
  • Dedicated lunch space
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