Animal Story time Africa

Animal Storytime takes place on the carpet in our colourful learning space. The children will be invited to listen and join in as we tell a story all about animals they can see at the zoo.

Children build the lively story with actions, answers and songs - adults are encouraged to join in too!

Family of elephants

Key Stage: EYFS

Duration: 30 minutes

Capacity:  35 students

 

 

Early Years Framework Links:

  • Communication and Language
    • Listen to stories, accurately anticipate key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions and actions
  • Understanding the world
    • Make observations of animals and plants, and talk about changes

         

 

Intended learning outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Identify common animals they will see at the zoo.
  • Join in with appropriate noises and movements while listening to a story

 

 

For this session

 

Before your visit:

  • Ask the children to consider which animals they will see at the zoo, and share what they know about these animals already (e.g. their noises, colours, what they like to eat).  Plan a route around the zoo to take in their favourite animals.

 

 While at the zoo:

  • There are lots of animals in the zoo that might pop up in our animal story time.  Make sure you visit some of these on your journey around the zoo.

 

Animal

Region

Giraffe

Africa

Lion

Africa

Poison Arrow Frogs

Base Camp – Discovery Centre

Ostrich

Africa

Asian Elephant

Asia

 

After your visit:

  • Make a list of the animals you saw at the Zoo and create your own story as a class.  Get the children to add sound effects and actions.