Key Stage 1
Children at this stage of school benefit enormously from a trip to the Park. So much of what they will encounter is brand new to them, yet they are old enough to engage with what they see and ask lots of questions. We know from teacher feedback that the visit makes a big impact on them, providing many opportunities for meaningful follow-up learning.
Most of the topics in our Education Programme can be adapted for this age group, or we can tailor a session to your particular requirements. Our most popular topics for Key Stage 1 are listed below. At least two live animals are normally included.
During this lively session, a selection of invertebrates is brought along to the classroom, to allow pupils a really close-up, hands-on encounter! A not-so-mini reptile can be included too if you wish. If you would like the session to have a particular focus (e.g. colour, senses, classification), just mention this when you arrive at the classroom.
Rainforest Experience (usually lasts 75 mins)
This session aims to transport children (with the help of their imagination!) to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, for a lively and interactive look at some of the animals and plants that live there.
Anything we can do, animals can often do better! In this session we explore our own senses and compare them to some of the most amazing senses in the animal kingdom.
Rainforest Magic (February and March only. 10:15 – 2:30)
This is a full day workshop which teaches about the importance tropical rainforests and why it is so vitally important to stop destroying them. The various presentations and activities have been carefully planned to make the topic fun and inspiring, and to ensure that pupils have a truly memorable and exciting day. The workshop is mostly indoors, but incorporates a 30 minute walk in our Amazon area, to see rainforest animals.