Key Stage 3

KEY STAGE 3 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 primary school children aged between 11-14 years with a maximum group limit of no more than 30.

All the Vores

Your presenter will take you through understanding all about what animals eat, including whether animals are herbi-, carni-, or omni-vores and how animal diets link up into food chains!

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.

Circle of Life

Explore life cycles within the animal kingdom; learn all about differences in development in reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians and insects.

Circle of Life meets the following National Curriculum:

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

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

·        Describe how animals obtain their food.

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

·        Describe the differences between the life cycles of a mammal, bird, amphibian and insect.

·         Describe the life processes of reproduction in animals.

Rainforests

Discover the amazing animals that live in the richest habitats on Earth, what makes them so unique and how they have adapted to survive here. We will also learn about rainforest destruction and what we can do to help.

Rainforests meet the following National Curriculum:

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

·        Understand habitats, animal/plant interaction etc.

·        Recognise that environments can change, and that this can pose a threat to living things.

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.

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.

Conservation

Learn all about conservation issues in the 21st century and get closer to some seized artefacts (courtesy of HM customs). We will also put our heads together and see what we could be doing to help animals ourselves!

Conservation meets the following National Curriculum:

·        Understand how organisms are affected by their environment and their ecosystems.

·        Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction.

·        Understand how human processes can change landscapes, environments and climate.

·        Identify that Earth has limited resources, and the importance of recycling.

·        Understand effective management of the conflict between human needs and conservation to maintain sustainability.

Climate Change and Us

Follow your presenter on a journey through the past, present and future of planet Earth and its creatures. We will look at how climate has changed in history, how humans are impacting it, and most importantly – how we can help!

Climate change and Us meets the following National Curriculum:

·        Understand how landforms and landscapes evolve as a process of past, present and future climate changes.

·        Understand how human processes change landscapes, environments and climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.

·        Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction (natural selection).

·        Understand how organisms are affected by their environment, including accumulation of toxic materials.

·        Identify how Earth has limited resources, and the importance of recycling.

·        Understand the carbon cycle and how the production of CO2 by humans is having an impact on the climate.

Evolution

Let’s step back to the beginning of life and learn how all life on Earth evolved from one single-celled organism. We will look at the natural drivers of evolution and how some natural pressures can cause new species to evolve.

Evolution meets the following National Curriculum:

·        Understand that the gene variability within a species can lead to individual success, which drives natural selection.

·        Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction (natural selection).

·        Understand the process of heredity.

·        Understand how animals’ adaptations can be behavioural, psychological and anatomical.

·        Understand how adaptation and selection are major drivers of evolution.

·        Identify how genetic transfer, and reproductive isolation can cause speciation.

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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