Key Stage One
Learning at Twycross Zoo is special. Nothing compares to experiencing the real thing. We provide interactive and exciting sessions for Key Stage One students that fit in with all areas of the curriculum.
Our sessions are specially designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Children are guided through a 45-minute session by our experienced and award winning education officers. Each session is hosted in our under-cover teaching classrooms and can accommodate up to 30 pupils. All sessions come with free resources for you to use on site or back at school to do post-visit work.
Deforestation, pollution and hunting are just some of the threats animals face in the wild. Through interactive games, this session shows children how by working together we can all become wildlife heroes.
Who Eats Who? And How?
Discover the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and the part they play in food chains. We will also explore how animals use their senses to find food and test our own along the way.
Habitats and Adaptations
An interactive session where children work collaboratively to create a habitat, and identify adaptations of animals which live in different habitats around the world.
What some of our visiting teachers have said about our workshops:
- “All the children were focussed and engaged for the whole session”
- “The teaching staff today were excellent, very enthusiastic!”
- “Session was very interactive and relevant to their unit at school”
- “Very well planned, an excellent addition to our trip”
- “A must for any teacher wanting their zoo trip to have a real education focus”
We are aware that every child is different and as such we would love to talk to you about your special educational needs.
Twycross Zoo provides a unique learning experience for your pupils. The sessions we provide can be specially tailored to yourselves to be suitable for all levels of special needs. You can pick any session from the selection available for Key Stages One, Two and Three. Just let us know a bit about the requirements of your learners when you book so we can tailor the session accordingly.
Our site is very accessible and we offer free pre-visits to teachers to make it easy to become familiar with the site and prepare risk assessments.