Key Stage 1

KEY STAGE 1 TALKS


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.

Let them fully utilise all of their senses by getting hands-on in a truly unique and educational experience.

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


We aim to deliver interactive educational experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia all linking to the National Curriculum. We offer a fun presentation for preschool children and special need groups aged between 2-4 years with a maximum group limit of no more than 30.

You’ll also receive a ‘show and tell’ session where your class will get to see a few of our animal friends. Meeting a variety of our smaller animals and discover the difference between fur, feather and scale.

All the Vores

Your presenter will take you through understanding all about what animals eat,

All the Vores meets the following 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.

Camouflage

Take a look at animal coats, colours and patterns! We will explore why animals use camouflage and how it helps them to survive.

Camouflage meets the following 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? Take your chance to get hands on with some animal artefacts and discover what makes these skin coverings so successful

Fur, Feathers and Scales meets the National Curriculum…

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

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

Minibeast Adventure

Let’s get closer to our native wildlife and learn all about the bugs in our gardens. We will also take a look at some more exotic insects across the world, learning what they have in common and what makes them different.

N.B.: Minibeast Adventure is also available as an outdoor learning option. This session is charged at £35 per group of 30 children, and will last 45 minutes.

Minibeast Adventure meets the following 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.

Animal Friends

With interactive activities, let’s learn all about what it takes to make our pets happy and how to be a responsible owner.

Animal Friends Lesson Plan is:

·        To encourage a health attitude toward keeping pets.

·        Understand the needs and wants of a pet animal.

·        Identify which species make good pets, and which don’t.

Back in Time

Take a walk through time with your presenter, back to the age of the dinosaurs! Learn all about the species, their extinction and what “living dinosaurs” we have on Earth today.

N.B.: As of April 2018, Back in Time is also available as an outdoor learning option. This session is charged at £35 per group of 30 children, and will last 45 minutes.

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.

Helping Habitats – 2018 EXCLUSIVE!

Learn about the big wide world of zoological fundraising and campaign work through an introduction to the main conservation focus of 2018 – helping habitats.
Discover the world through an interactive session of habitats and where they are found in the world. Then help us to put the animals back in their rightful homes. You’ll also learn what is threatening these habitats and how we can help to save them.

Close Encounter

Get a little closer to some of our smaller animals, learn what it is that makes each of them unique and how they survive in their habitats. Your presenter will cover all topics from diets and reproduction, to predators and adaptations.

Planning your visit


Inspire your pupils to learn whilst they play by booking a school trip to the zoo today, book more than 20 tickets and you’ll receive an exclusive discount! In preparation for your onsite zoo visit, why not take a look at our map to plan which animals you’ll see first and then watch your pupils reinforce what they’ve seen so far in our educational zoo sessions.

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Booking is easy – we are open everyday except Christmas Day

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