Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 Education Sessions


If you're looking for a fun and educational school trip for your pupils, look no further! Our zoo is home to a whole range of animals including penguins, meerkats, zebra, wolves and 4 species of big cat - Guaranteed to encourage your pupils to get involved and learn.

*Please note that unfortunately we no longer use live animals in our education sessions.

What will be included in your school trip to the zoo?


We deliver interactive educational experiences using resources such as biofacts and multimedia presentations. All education sessions are carefully linked to the National Curriculum. We offer fun presentations for primary school children with a maximum group limit of no more than 30.

Talks are priced at £30 per group of 30 students and last around 25 minutes.

Amazing Adaptations

Why are Arctic, Red and Fennec foxes so different?  We take students on a journey to different habitats in order to find out why they are perfectly suited to survive there.  Students will also shine a light on the forest floor of the Amazon Rainforest to discover amazing adaptations from some of its most renowned animals.

Amazing Adaptations meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

• identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

• recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

Extraordinary Exhibits

What does it take to look after amazing and incredible animal species?  In this session students will find out how we work at Paradise Wildlife Park to give some of our resident species the best homes possible.  Students will generate their own ideas to create extraordinary exhibits!

Extraordinary Exhibits meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Roars and Claws

At Paradise Wildlife Park we have 4 different ‘Big Cat‘ species including Jaguars, Lions, Amur Tigers and Snow Leopards.  How are they all different? What makes them successful predators?  In this session students will take a whistle stop tour across the globe to explore cat species and their habitats.

Roars and Claws meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

• recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

• identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

• identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

All the Vores

What is the difference between a Lion’s diet and a Lion Tamarin’s diet? Why do some animals eat all vegetables and some animals only eat meat?  These are some of the questions that students will be posed in our ‘All The Vores’ education session.  Using resident animals from around Paradise Wildlife Park students will discover the dietary requirements of some of their favourite animals.

All the Vores meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

· Identify and name common animals (birds, mammals, etc.).

· Describe how animals obtain their food.

· Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Curious Camouflage

In this education session students will explore the way in which animals use a range of camouflage to survive in the wild, including some of our resident animals at Paradise Wildlife Park.

Camouflage meets the following areas of the National Curriculum: 

· Identify and name common animals (birds, mammals, etc.)

· Describe and compare animal body structures.

· Understand habitats, animal/plant interactions.

Fur, Feathers and Scales

Ever wondered what makes a mammal a mammal? Or a bird a bird? Struggling to know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Students will come up close and personal with a number of artefacts, such as skins and furs, to show the difference between vertebrates such as mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians in this interactive and engaging session.

Fur, Feathers and Scales meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• Identify and name common animals (i.e. birds, mammals)

• Describe and compare animal body structures (i.e. fish, bird)

Miraculous Minibeasts

Insects are amazing! Students have the opportunity to discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates whilst finding out the critical role insects play in ecosystems.

Miraculous Minibeasts meets the following areas of National Curriculum:

· Understand the interactions between organisms and their ecosystems, including pollinating insects and crops.

· Identify and name common animals (birds, mammals, insects etc.)

· Describe and compare animal body structures.

· Understand habitats, animal/plant interactions.

· Identify and name animals and plants in their habitats.

Jurassic Safari

It is time to revisit the age of the Dinosaurs!  Like animals we know and love today Dinosaurs had fascinating adaptations individual to each species.  However, the mass extinction of these amazing creatures meant we were never able to see them in the flesh. Students will join one of our zoo educators on a journey back in time in this interactive tour around our World of Dinosaurs.

Back in Time meets the following National Curriculum:

· Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide evidence for millions of years.

· Identify how plants and animals adapt to an environment and how this may lead to evolution.

· Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction

Completed booking forms should be e-mailed to groupbookings@pwpark.com. A member of the Paradise Wildlife Park
team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

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