Investigate the importance of plants and animals in our lives. Discover what animals and plants can be found in the local area. Investigate the structure of a plant and discover their roles. Understand that plants play an important role in the survival of animals by looking at simple food chains/webs. Classify a variety of invertebrates using their features and investigate how they are adapted to their habitat.
This course usually runs from 10am – 2.30pm but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations (the exact activities will depend on the topic chosen). We will break for lunch at a suitable time. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly. Some activities are only offered at certain times of the year.
How this course fulfills the specification
All Living Things (year 4, 5 and 6)
- Identify and name a variety of living things (plants and animals) in the local and wider environment,
- Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
- Recognise and describe how living things can be grouped using common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences.
- Give reasons for classifying animals based on specific characteristics.
- Use classification keys
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships