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Key Stage 1

Inspire your class with an active session designed to engage pupils with the natural world, develop their communication and social skills, and enrich their learning.

Our hands-on sessions take place in the great outdoors, often near animal exhibits. We recommend warm clothing and sturdy footwear!

‘Absolutely brilliant - thank you!’  - Trinity Primary School

‘Thank you again - simply superb.’ - West Pennard School

​‘As a teacher, I also learnt loads! Will really help our learning this term - thank you.’ - St Anne’s CE School  

 

Sessions

Wildly Creative

Pupils explore colours, patterns and textures in nature, using the natural materials around them to create a variety of seasonal art.

  • Uses a range of senses in physical activities and challenges.
  • Use a range of natural materials creatively.
  • Produce art work considering colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space.

Key Stage 1 Art: Use materials creatively. Develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.
PE: Extend agility, balance and co-ordination. Co-operative physical activities.



African Safari

Visit our African village and discover real African animals including giraffes, zebras and cheetahs.  Through outdoor activities such as games and a team trail, find out how animals live in the grassland, how they rely on each other for survival and the threats to this delicate balance.

  • Adaptations of savannah animals
  • Savannah food chains
  • Threats to African wildlife and conservation methods.
Key Stage 1 Science: Animals, living things and their habitats.
Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
 


Wild about Wolves

Learn the truth about wolves, discover why wolves howl and find your ‘pack’ by smell alone.   Through a series of games, your group will find out about wolf adaptation and take part in the predator-prey challenge!

  • Know some facts about wolves (adaptations & behaviour)
  • Describe why wolves & other animals became extinct in the UK
  • Suggest how to preserve remaining forests in the UK
Key Stage 1 Science: Animals, living things and their habitats.
 

Amazing Madagascar

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.   Then they explore a Madagascan village, solving clues in an interactive trail.

  • To identify Madagascar 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

Animal Detectives

Introducing classification with a range of animal artefacts and an engaging detective hunt exploring the features of different vertebrates. 

  • Group animals according to their similarities.
  • Group animals which are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish 
  • Recognise some features of each class.

How to book

If you are keen to visit with your class, please email us at edubookings@wildplace.org.uk, or call us on 0117 428 5600.

  • To identify Madagascar 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

 

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