Global Expedition Key Stage 1

Global Expedition is a unique, cross-curricular activity where students will venture through a range of habitats - from the African savannah, the hot rainforest of South America, to the watery depths of the sea to investigate and discover how animals thrive in these habitats. Students will have the opportunity to gather evidence and use equipment to answer key questions set for them. Students will also have a Learning Officer on hand for this special tour of the Zoo.

Age: KS1 (5-7 years) Duration: 1.5 hours Capacity: 35 Students Outdoor Sessions

Session price: £3.00 per student, when charges apply

Meeting point: Sealions

Intended Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • identify three different habitats and explain the differences between them
  • locate two different countries and one ocean on a world map
  • create a food chain including a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore
  • outline the lifecycle of a butterfly

Many objects from the natural world used in this session are loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs.

National Curriculum Links:            


Working scientifically

  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Animals including humans

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

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.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats.


  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetable.

Locational knowledge

  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Human and Physical

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:  key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather.

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
  • Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.


Before your visit to the zoo: