The Re-Wild Challenge
Wildlife in our school grounds (Part 1)
Key Stage 1 & 2, Years 1, 2, 4 - 6
National Curriculum Links - SC2, Geography (KS2)
Aims & objectives
Pupils should learn:
- That there are different kinds of animals in the immediate environment
- To treat animals and the environment with care and sensitivity
- To observe and make a record of animals found
- To reflect on and talk about what they like and dislike.
Animal welfare objectives
- To raise awareness about the wild animals that live in the local area.
- To create a class code of conduct to reduce the impact of human activity on wild animals and their habitats.
- To encourage respect for wild animals and their habitats.
At the end of this activity:
- Most pupils will: recognise that different animals live in the local environment and name some of them
- Some pupils will not have made so much progress and: recognise that different animals live in the local environment
- Some pupils will have progressed further and will also: suggest reasons why different animals are found in the different environments.
Agreeing a code of conduct
- In this activity we will be observing wild animals outside the classroom – children will explore how they can ensure that they see as many animals as possible.
Take a look around
- The aim of this activity is to look for wildlife, their habitats and evidence that animals are in the area.
- How would making the school grounds more attractive to animals improve the grounds for pupils as well?
- Exploring pupils’ attitudes to the different animals seen in the grounds /use the evidence for sorting activities / vote for your favourite animal.
Learning styles: visual, auditory, kinaesthetic.
Additional information: It would be advantageous that staff don’t show a fear of insect
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