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Wildlife Spotters: Key Stage 1

This quiet activity helps children to learn how to watch and identify local wildlife.

Matthew Ridley Hide copyright Jill Tate

This activity takes place in our new wildlife viewing hide and children will use binoculars to spot and identify wildlife on the lake in front of them. Children will also learn about how some wildlife is adapted to wetland habitats.

This activity lasts 15 minutes and the children can expect to see different species of birds, although if they are lucky perhaps the Otter will put in an appearance!

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 animals in different habitats are suited to their environment.
  • identify and name some of the different kinds of animals in their local environment, describe and compare their structure and consider whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.
  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • observing closely.
  • identifying and classifying.
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • learn language associated with wildlife and nature.
  • learn to use viewing equipment and spot wildlife.