Hands on Learning!
2017 Key Stage 1 Programme
Each Key Stage 1 Discovery Session involves a selection of small animals from a variety of groups (e.g.insects, molluscs, reptiles and mammals) and biofacts that the children can touch and hold.
Each session has particular learning goals, however all of them will touch on habitats, food, classification and conservation.
These are hands-on sessions, with no written work and are designed to bring classwork to life. Children will be encouraged to ask and answer questions and participation of the trusted adults in the group will help the less confident of the children get the most from this experience.
If you have particular requirements or would like to order a specific mini-trail (50p trail, with a pen) for use around the zoo, please inform us during your booking.
Your explorers will meet herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and discover how these animals are part of the food chain. Also find out how the right types of foods and exercise keeps you and the zoo animals healthy!
Come along to Banham Zoo and you’ll always see a baby or two! During your Discovery Session your group will learn about animal babies and how they grow.
How do minibeasts differ from each other and from you and me? Your young explorers will meet a variety of different creatures and find out their special adaptations.
Who Lives Where?
Find out about amazing animal adaptations in our Who Lives Where? sessions. Choose from Arctic or Rainforest habitats or meet animals from a variety of habitats in the Africa session.
Colours of the Rainbow
This session explores camouflage, colours and patterns in nature and encourages the use of descriptive vocabulary whilst getting hands on with some colourful creatures!
I Like to Move It!
Get your little explorers moving like animals, whilst learning about basic animal and human anatomy!
Just For Fun!
During this Discovery Session children will have the opportunity to touch and hold biofacts a variety of small animals including invertebrates and a reptile. This is a great chance for a fun experience at the end of term or when no specific learning goals are required.
Topic Of Your Choice
Please contact the Education Department directly on 01953 715337 to discuss tailoring sessions to meet your needs.
We encourage photographs to be taken as they make a wonderful addition to a child’s learning journey. Please ensure all relevant consent has been obtained.
Download a PDF version of the Key Stage 1 discovery session information.
Sessions last approximately 45 mins and can seat up to 30 people.
Sessions are charged at £20 and include an education pack.
Sessions can been booked by contacting Guest Services on 01953 887771 option 2.