A day investigating the plants and animals of the local area. Pupils will identify a variety of plants and describe their basic structure and what they need to grow. Pupils will discover why plant are important for animals and how they interact. They will be able to identify and name a range of common animals including birds, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates and be able to describe their features.

Example Timetable

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

Working scientifically

  • Develop understanding of nature.
  • Grouping and classifying animals
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Animals, including humans

  • Identify animals using simple keys
  • Identify and name animals as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore
  • Explore and ask questions about animals in their habitat

Living things and their habitats

  • Identify that most living things live in habitats
  • Describe the basic needs habitats provide for animalsDescribe simple food chains

Added value of this course

  • Develop personal skills
  • Have fun
  • Be inspired by a passion for the subject
  • Build friendships

Why Choose Field Studies Council?

  • Expert tuition by fully trained staff

  • Stunning locations across the UK

  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

  • Support before and after your visit

  • Free places for visiting staff