Primary school taught sessions
CLASSIFICATION (Key Stage 1)
Working in groups, pupils will handle and sort different animal body coverings. Use of the terms ‘fur’, ‘feather’ and ‘scales’ is encouraged, as are group names where appropriate.
FOOD CHAINS (Key Stage 1)
A lively game that demonstrates how food energy flows through a food chain. Pupils create their own food chain using an animal from the zoo.
HABITATS (Key Stage 1)
Pupils consider the main things animals need to survive from their habitats. Pupils then look for evidence in the zoo by looking at animal enclosures.
SEASONAL CHANGES (Key Stage 1)
Pupils explore the zoo where they observe and describe the changes they see, smell, sound and touch. The start of a 4 session visit where you can come back to continue observing different seasons.
ART IN NATURE (Key Stage 2)
A relaxed session where pupils can study colour, pattern and texture using skins, feathers and other natural materials. Basic pencils and coloured pencils are provided. Additional art materials can be brought in by schools if required and specific art topic requests can be considered.
GERALD DURRELL (Key Stage 2)
A short discussion about his life followed by lively activities to illustrate some of the conservation issues he aimed to tackle.
RAINFORESTS (Key Stage 2)
What is it like in a tropical rainforest? Students learn about the different habitat layers, animals, problems and solutions for conflicts and more!
TEETH (Key Stage 2)
A look at human dentition, leading to students exploring this with animal skulls in order to identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.