In Sense-ations, pupils must use their senses (and their brains!) to work out how to fill up their team’s game board. They’ll discover how humans and other animals use their senses by listening to sounds, touching objects from the natural world and smelling interesting scents! This is a fun and interactive workshop exploring amazing animal senses.
Age group: Years 1-2 (KS1, Ages 5-7)
Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 35 pupils
Learning Space: Activity Den
National Curriculum links:
Lower key stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) programme of study (2014)
- observing closely, using simple equipment
- using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Year 1 programme of study (2014)
Animals, including humans
Pupils should be taught to:
- identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
- describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)
- identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Intended learning outcomes:
Pupils will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the five senses that humans share with some animals
- Use their own senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch (and consider how other animals might use their sense of taste)
- Understand that senses enable humans and other animals to be aware of the world around them
Many objects from the natural world used in this session are loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs.
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