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Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2

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:

 

  • Interactive activities
  • Hands on activities
  • Animal encounter
  • Question and answer session

Things to find out……………….

  • How many legs does a crab have
  • Where do frogs lay frogspawn
  • How do starfish stop themselves from being washed out to sea

How does this fit the curriculum?

  • Key Stage 1 Identifying and classifying, using observations to discuss answers, introduction to food chains
  • Key Stage 2 Identifying differences, changes and similarities between living things, classification of animals based on location and features.

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The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 7-10 years.

What’s it all about?

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.

‘Jawsome Sharks’ classroom session includes:

  • Interactive activities
  • Animal Encounters
  • Question and answer session

Things to find out……………….

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?

How does this fit the curriculum:

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.

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The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 9-13 years.

What’s it all about?

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.

What the session includes…

  • Interactive activities
  • Class discussion
  • Animal demonstration session
  • Question and answer session

Things to find out………………..

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?

How does this fit the curriculum:

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.

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The following classroom session is suitable for children aged 8-11 years.

What’s it all about?

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.

Things to find out………………..

  • What’s the main difference between a Pacu and a Piranha?
  • What makes poisonous frogs poisonous?
  • Does a Millipede really have a million legs?

How does this fit the curriculum?

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.

 

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