KS1 Interactive Adaptation trail

Available on the following dates:

28th February 2020 15th May 2020 14th September 2020
20th March 2020 18th June 2020 12th October 2020
24th April 2020 10th July 2020  

For additional dates please contact learning@zsl.org

‘Interactive Adaptation Trail’ is a new way for your key stage 1 group to visit as much of the zoo as possible whilst still engaging in an interactive learning experience with our Learning team.

As a class teacher, you will be provided with a map route around the zoo that will allow your class to see as much of the zoo as possible. At three predetermined animal enclosures, you will meet your Learning officer for a short interactive activity.  Join us for demonstrations, obstacle courses and the chance to investigate objects from the natural world!

Each of these activities will last about 10 minutes and will be run just for your class when you arrive. So that you can make your way around at your own pace, the interactive activities are designed to be drop-ins so there is no set time for you to arrive, just a time frame when the activities will be running. If another group is already with the Learning Officer, your group can use this time to watch the animals in the enclosure—there won’t be long to wait.

Learning Space: Outdoors at the Asian Elephant, African hunting dog and penguin enclosures

Age group: KS1 (5-7 years) Duration: 3 separate 10 minute activities throughout your day Capacity: 35 pupils Outdoor Sessions

African hunting dog

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Describe what a habitat is
  • Gain an understanding that different animals live in different habitats
  • Be able to name some different animals that are herbivores and carnivores
  • Name some features that make an animal suited to its habitat

National Curriculum links:

KS1 Science Working Scientifically
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Identifying and classifying
Living things and their habitats
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals
Animals, including humans
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

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