Key Stage 1
Inspire your class with a hands-on session designed to engage pupils with the natural world, develop their communication and social skills, and enrich their learning.
'I was very impressed with the workshop. The leader was enthusiastic, got the children involved and explained everything really clearly. I would recommend and come back.'
- KS1 Amazing Madagascar, Chester Park Infant School, 2019
'A fantastic session. Great to do part of it outdoors. Aimed perfectly for our enquiry. Fantastic delivery. We will be booking for next year! Massive thank you!'
- KS1 Animal Detectives, Victoria Park School, 2019
Choose from a wide variety of sessions:
- NEW! ‘Bear’ your teeth: Teeth, eating, food chains, carnivores and herbivores – in Bear Wood
- NEW! African Safari: The African savannah, food chains, habitat loss and conservation
- Marvellous Minibeasts (Terms 5 and 6 only): Bugs, habitats and bug hunting
- Powerful Plants (Terms 4, 5 and 6 only): Plant structure and function, using microscopes, pollination and seed dispersal
- Wild About Wolves: Wolf adaptation and teamwork, habitat loss, literacy - in Bear Wood
- Wildly Creative: Art using natural materials, Andy Goldsworthy, creativity and exploration
- Forest School Taster: Various activities building social skills, teamwork and communication
- Amazing Madagascar: The wildlife of Madagascar, deforestation, threats and conservation
- Animal Detectives: An introduction to classification with a focus on the five vertebrate groups
- Remarkable Reindeer (Term 2 only): Christmas reindeer-themed session with a fun craft
NEW! 'Bear' your Teeth
Find out what the animals of Bear Wood eat, how they find food, and how they eat it. Carnivore, herbivore or omnivore – each have the right teeth for wolfing it down! Discover how the supply of food changes through the year, and how woodland animals survive.
- Teeth and eating
- Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
- Food chains
NEW! African Safari
Visit our African village and walk around the savannah to look at real African animals including giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. Through outdoor activities such as games and a team trail, discover how animals live in the grassland, how they rely on each other for survival and the threats to this delicate balance.
Marvellous Minibeasts (Terms 5 and 6 only)
Explore woodland/meadow habitats and discover the amazing minibeasts which live there. Pupils examine invertebrates in detail using magnifying glasses and identify them using a simple key. As part of their investigation, children get to grips with bug pots, magnifying glasses, identification charts and other essentials.
- Describe features and habitats of different minibeasts
- Use simple equipment to collect and observe minibeasts
- Handle animals carefully
Powerful Plants (Terms 4, 5 and 6 only)
Pupils discover the many uses of plants, identify woodland plants, examine a flower under a field microscope and explore pollination and seed dispersal. They also plant seasonal seeds or bulbs to take home.
- Name some features of plants and know that plants grow from seeds or bulbs
- Identify at least 3 kinds of plants
- Describe what plants need to grow (and how they reproduce)
Wild About Wolves – Now in Bear Wood!
Exploring our exciting Bear Wood exhibit, pupils learn the truth about wolves, discover why wolves howl and find their pack by smell alone. Through a series of games, pupils find out about wolf adaptation and take part in the predator-prey challenge!
- Know some facts about wolves (adaptations and behaviour)
- Describe why wolves and other animals became extinct in the UK
- Suggest how to preserve remaining forests in the UK
Through interactive activities pupils explore colours, patterns, sounds, smells and textures in nature. They gather words to describe their sensory experience, and learn to identify trees and plants. Inspired by nature, they create artwork using natural materials.
- Extend balance and co-ordination, use a range of senses in physical activities and challenges
- Use a range of natural materials creatively
- Produce artwork considering colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space
Forest School Taster
Explore our new Forest Camp and take part in a variety of activities designed to develop confidence, teamwork and physical skills. Activities can tie into literacy using stories and fairytales you’re reading together, help develop communication, or explore the senses… just let us know your objectives!
- Explore the woodland environment
- Teambuilding games and activities
- Develop communication and social skills
In our Madagascar Schoolhouse, next to the lemurs and goats, pupils discover the unique species of the world’s fourth largest island, and play the deforestation game. They explore a Madagascan village, solving clues in an interactive trail and meet a Madagascan creepy crawly.
- To identify Madagascar's location, habitats and some animals
- To describe causes of habitat destruction
- To suggest why it is important to conserve habitat in Madagascar and at home
Introducing classification with an engaging detective hunt exploring the features of different vertebrates. Pupils also sort animal artefacts, play topical games and meet some live invertebrates.
- Group animals according to their similarities
- Group animals which are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish
- Recognise some features of each class
Get festive at Wild Place this winter and find out why reindeer are associated with Christmas, how they are adapted to survive the cold, and make your own reindeer Christmas decoration to take home.
- Explore how and why reindeer are associated with Christmas
- Know how reindeer are adapted to their habitat, and their basic needs for survival.
- Understand some threats to reindeer, and some ways to help with conservation of reindeer and other wild animals.
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