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Sounds of Nature: Key Stage 1

This quiet activity helps children to learn how to listen for different sounds and to interpret them.

Wren © Peter Fawcett

Sitting in a group the children will listen for sounds made by nature and be asked to try and identify what is making the noise and why.

This activity lasts 10-15 minutes and works best in groups of up to 20 children but can be carried out with a class group.

Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links

Science Curriculum: Working Scientifically, Animals and Living Things & Their Habitats.

English Curriculum: Spoken Language

This activity will help Children to:

  • learn how to actively listen.
  • learn how locally occurring animals and plants can be identified and classified.
  • learn about the different plants and animals found in different habitats.
  • Learn how animals in different habitats are suited to their environment.
  • group living things according to observable similarities and differences.
  • find out about the different kinds of animals in the local environment.
  • learn language associated with wildlife, sounds and listening.
  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • observing closely.
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions