In this session pupils will learn about biodiversity, the importance of conservation of wildlife, how some insects live , how they adapt and what we can learn from them.
10 minutes - Introduction to Centre leader. Name game energiser to quickly get to know each other.
15 minutes - Introduction to Sustainability Ethics. Earth Care, People Care, Fair shares. Visual aids and board to engage and explain. Circle discussion. Earth care: Importance of biodiversity. Looking after wildlife. How animals and insects work to find food, and adapt. Fair share: How we share our resources during activities.
20 minutes - Woolly worms game. How birds find their food. How camouflage works. The predator and prey relationship. (KS1) OR 20 minutes - Nature scavenger hunt. Insect identification. How species adapt to survive and what we can learn from them. Biomimicry: looking at their qualities & functions, and how they can inspire design.
20 minutes - Bee game. How bees organise themselves. How they find food. What the different jobs are for different bees. What can we learn from them? OR 20 minutes - Mini bug hotels. ( If there is appropriate outside space and natural materials present). Creating small homes for insects using recycled and natural materials.
10 minutes - People Care: Circle time with a critters based song. Using sticks to create rhythm.
KS1 Science - Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
KS1 Science - Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
KS1 Science - Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
KS1 Science - Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
KS2 Science - Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
KS2 Science - Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
KS2 Science - Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Address The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR