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)
Following an overview of what a food chain is and some terminology from the curriculum, we play a noisy and energetic game to demonstrate how energy travels through a food chain.
(Before booking we are happy to discuss potential modifications that might be needed to meet specific pupils’ physical or sensory needs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org )
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)
Using mammal skulls, pupils will focus on the name, shape and location of teeth like ours and try to identify if skulls are from herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.
This session is most effective when pupils already have some familiarity with the terminology used, eg at mid to end point of topic study.
INTRODUCTION TO DURRELL (Upper Key Stage 2)
A 20 -50 minute session focussing on what Durrell is and what we do. This Powerpoint and Q&A based session can be adapted for different levels of interest. Large groups of up to 100 can be catered for as a whole or split into multiple, smaller sessions.