Primary school KS2

Nature explorers
Ecology Leaf samples
Pond and Woodland life





Visits are available all year round but please book early for the summer term as it is often fully booked.

Key Stage 2 Programmes

Programme (KS2) Description Focus
Habitats KS2 Explore wood and pond habitats Science
Food Chains KS2 To show that food chains, with producers, predators and prey, exist within habitats Science
Pond and Woodland life Compare and contrast different creatures that live in ponds and woods. Science
Plant Life - Pollination Identification and methods of pollination (Spring or Summer) Science
Plant Life - Seed dispersal Identification and methods of seed dispersal (Autumn) Science
Keys - Animals Making and using keys to identify invertebrates according to their characteristics Science
Keys - Plants Making and using keys to identify plants according to their characteristics Science
Adaptation Observation and questioning about local animals and how they are adapted to their environment Science
Nature’s Recyclers Relate recycling to the woodland nutrient cycle; learn about the role of detritivores and decomposers in the woodland ecosystem and build a wormery. Science

To increase understanding of both plant and animal lifecycles

Classification How living things are classified into broad groups Science

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Teachers' Testimonials

"Brilliant day, pitched well to the age group.
The children were engaged and on task at all times. Thank you."

Reception teacher, Oxford gardens School

"Enthusiastic interested staff. Appropriate level of learning.
A fabulous workshop. Certainly do this again."

Year 2 Teacher Thomas Kensington

"Always an enjoyable trip which the children
thoroughly enjoy. Thank you!"

Year 1 Teacher, Thomas Battersea

"A really interesting and interactive session.
My class loved it. Fiona was calm and kind to the boys and
we had a great time. Thank you."

Year 1 Teacher, Garden House School

"Very informative and stimulating for the children."
Year 2 Teacher, Norfolk House School

"As ever the session was well run by Trevor,
who gave clear instructions. Thank you."

Year 2 Teacher,
St Barnabas & St Philips School



Tell us what you think. Your feedback is important to us

We aim to constantly improve our service to pupils and teachers. Teachers and group leaders are asked to complete a brief evaluation at the end of the visit. We always welcome suggestions on how to make your visit more effective and enjoyable, as well as new services you would like to see the Ecology Centre provide.

We use the following form to collect feedback from teachers after environmental education visits. Forms will also be given to teachers after the visit.