Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Key Stage Two

Learning at Twycross Zoo is special. Nothing compares to experiencing the real thing. We provide interactive and exciting sessions for Key Stage Two students linked to 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.

Recommended for British Science Week: Biodiversity and Conservation

During our biodiversity and conservation session, children will learn what biodiversity means and why this is so important to our planet! Over 45 minutes, children will be guided on a journey through wildlife diversity, the threats it faces and how everyone can help to conserve the natural world! Through interactive games, the chance to get up close with rare artefacts, and meeting a few friendly residents, this session will really inspire the children to get involved in conservation.

Who Eats Who? And How?

Pupils discover the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and how they all play an important role together in a food web.

Evolution and Adaptation

Children will learn about evolution, and how fossils have given us clues to the past. We explore why some animals have changed so much over a long period of time, and identify some animal adaptations along the way.

‘Scientific Investigations – Animal Behaviour’

In this cross curricular STEM session, children will take part in their own scientific investigation and learn how to measure animal behaviour – just like researchers in the zoo! Pupils will collect their own data to take back to school to continue the learning. Please note there are no live animals in this session.

Classification

Children will explore the different ways in which animals are grouped. Using a range of interactive resources, we will investigate the difference between mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.

Biomes of the World

Children will have the opportunity to discover the difference between continents, biomes and habitats. We focus on different animals and identify their adaptations, exploring what characteristics animals share in some of the world’s most wonderful biomes.

How to Build a Zoo!

This STEM based session focuses on enclosure design. Children work collaboratively together using maths to plan and then build an enclosure for an animal out of blocks. Please note there are no live animals included in this session.

Life in the Rainforest

In this session we explore the rainforest layers, what animals live there, and why this fragile biome is so important to us.

Workshop and Education Officer Feedback:

  • “All the teachers and all of the children were captivated by Asim. He was unflappable when bombarded with questions. His passion and knowledge was outstanding.”
  • “I cannot believe the amount of information my class had taken on board and, more importantly, understood.”
  • “The teaching staff today were excellent, very enthusiastic!”
  • “Session was very interactive and relevant to their unit at school”
  • “All the children were focussed and engaged for the whole session”
  • “A must for any teacher wanting their zoo trip to have a real education focus”

SEND Students

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.

Contact us

If you need any help please get in touch: 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

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