The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 5-8 years.
What’s it all about?
We start with identifying many different habitats and discussing which of our amphibians, insects, marine life and reptiles live there, we go on to discuss what adaptations the creatures have that enable them to successfully survive in their habitats.
What the session includes:
Things to find out……………….
How does this fit the curriculum?
The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 7-10 years.
Children identify different species of sharks and discuss differences in their physical appearance and characteristics.
children will be able to discuss and question the differences between shark teeth and jaws, gaining an understanding in why and how sharks use their teeth.
They learn about where different species of shark live and the dangers to their environments through global warming and other environmental factors.
Where are Nurse Sharks ‘teeth’
Where can you find Sand Tiger Sharks in the wild.
What is the fin that sits on the top of a shark called?
Key Stage 2 Using results to make simple conclusions, identifying differences and similarities between living things, skeletons and muscles, classification of animals, introduction to evolution, highlighting common characteristics between species.
The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 9-13 years.
Children discuss and compare differences between land and marine animals feeding processes and habitats. They then identify and discuss the differences in lifecycles between marine life and land creatures, and how they have adapted to live in their environments.
Can you name two characteristics of an insect?
Can animals live in more than one kind of habitat?
Is a frog an amphibian or a reptile?
Key Stage 2 Classification of living groups, highlighting common characteristics and differences between species, identify differences in the life cycles between land and marine animals; create conclusions and creating arguments in order to back up their findings.
The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 8-11 years.
Children identify different insects, reptiles and marine life that live in rainforests and discuss their feeding processes.
Children will be able to discuss the characteristics of the animals and learn how they have successfully adapted to live in their habitat.
Children learn about changes to the rainforests due to climate change and other environmental factors.
This session includes an animal encounter.
Key Stage 2 – Introduction to climate change, climate zones and ability to recognise that environments can change, identifying differences, similarities and changes between living things, classification of living groups, highlighting common characteristics.