Habitat day

Key stage 2 pupils kneel examining creatures found during pond dipping

Your class will gain first-hand experience of native wildlife, through mini-beast hunting and pond dipping (if water levels are adequate).

They will also learn how to identify and group what they find.

Throughout the day, the children will act as detectives, uncovering the clues of what lives where and why, as they explore their habitats. Important concepts such as food chains are explained and brought to life.

We also aim for children to develop love and respect for the natural world and understand the importance of preserving habitats. Activities that can be included in your Habitats day:

  • Mini-beast Hunt – Search for and identify a variety of creepy crawlies
  • Pond-Dipping – See the creatures of this hidden habitat up-close
  • Habitat Comparison – Consider features of the habitats and why species are suited to them
  • Sensory Experiences – Seasonal activities that immerse everyone in the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the environment.
  • Food Chains, Variation and Classification – Games and activities that introduce concepts and consolidate learning
  • Den/habitat Building – Create shelters or homes, considering the needs of animals

Who is it for?

Ideal for key stages 1 or 2, the day can be adapted for your class and curriculum. Just let us know your needs.

Cost

£4.50 per child, £5 per child from 1 April 2017


How to book

Call 0345 603 7624