Animal Handling Workshops with Meerkats and More
Animal Magic Parties can provide fun and educational animal handling opportunities for all of the children in class. These sessions will be delivered at an appropriate level, ensuring differentiation and meeting Every Child Matters outcomes.
We can produce lesson plans that complement your current schemes of work and National Curriculum requirements, either as an intro to a new topic or as a recap to a delivered lesson. Lessons can be tailored to your requirements, and if several sessions are required, can be adapted to meet the requirements of different ages/key stages.
Our sessions are geared towards kinaesthetic learning and are very hands on. During the session we will encourage the children to touch and sometimes feed the animals, ask questions and find out fun facts. We can work with individual classes, or larger, walk-through groups. Learning is checked throughout the session via question and answer.
Unlike other providers we don’t just bring a few animals, we bring a lot. This enables various classes to hold animals from different topics/ curriculum areas on the day.
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We bring an amazing array of animals that can include:
• Sugar Gliders
• Barn Owl
• Malaysian Wood Owl
• Screech Owl
• Boobook Owl
• Greyish Owl
• Panther Chameleon
• Corn snakes
• Rainbow Boas
• Hognose Snakes
• Milk Snake
• Mountain King Snake
• Sand Boas
• Blue Tongued Skinks
• Leopard Geckos
• Bearded Dragons
• Crested Geckos
• Horned Dragons
• Ackie Monitor
• Red Footed Tortoise
• Horsfield Tortoise
• Whites Tree Frog
• Praying Mantis
• Whipped Scorpion
• Giant African Land Snail
• Hissing Cockroach
• Giant African Millipede
• Leaf Insect
• Macleays Stick Insect
• Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula
• Red Legged Millipede
• Amber Banded Millipede
• Chile Rose Tarantula
• Flat Rock Scorpion
• Emperor Scorpion
• Curly Haired Tarantula
• Salmon Pink Toe Birdeating Spider
• Brazilian Black Tarantula
The animals available depend on the session/s and lifecycles/ breeding cycles.
We offer the following animal workshops:
All Key Stages workshop:
• Noahs Ark. Meet some of our birds, mammals, reptiles, chelonians and insects. Learn fascinating facts about them and where they live
• African Animals. Learn all about our different African animals and the habitats they live in.
Key Stage One workshops:
• Meerkat Mail. Meet Sunny the Meerkat and some of his brothers. Learn about his home/habitat, what he eats and how he has adapted to live in the desert.
• Enchanted Woodlands. Meet some of our lovely woodland creatures. Learn all about where they live in the woods, what they eat and how they have adapted.
• Caring For Animals & Animal Babies. Can be adapted for foundation age children.
• Food Chains. How various animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.
• Basic classification identifying and naming a variety of animals including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and insects.
• Habitats. Identifying which animal belongs to which natural habitat and how they are suited to live there.
Foundation, Key Stage One and early Key Stage Two:
• Mini Beasts - what makes a mini beast? Covers species, body parts, habitats and diets.
Key Stage One and Two Workshops:
• Nocturnal and Crepuscular Animals. Learn more about animals that either wake up at night, or at dawn and dusk. Find out what they eat and where they live.
Key Stage One, Two and Three workshops:
• Animals of the Rainforest - lives of the animals from the trees to the forest floor
Key stage Two Workshops:
• Living things, habitats. Grouping living things according to appearance, their habitats and needs.
• Living things, endangered animals, habitat destruction. Caring for the environment. Including some threatened species from the uk and all over the world.
• Food Chains. Construct a variety of food chains using some of our animals and their foods from different habitats. Understand the importance of one species to support the existence of another.
• Food and Nutrition. Identify that animals need the right types and amount of nutrition. They get nutrition from what they eat.
• Life Cycles of animals and insects - how various animals such as marsupials, amphibians, chelonians, reptiles, mammals and insects grow.
Key Stage Three Workshops:
• Classifying living things into the major taxonomic groups using Mammals, Amphibians, Birds, Reptiles and Insects.
• Interactions and interdependencies. How habitats support a diversity of animals that are interdependent.
• Evolution, inheritance and genetic variation in populations of a species.
Key Stage Four Workshop:
• How animals affect and are affected by their environment. How animals are adapted to their environment.
Want something we aren't offering at the moment? Just tell us what you need! We can offer engaging animal handling opportunities or displays depending on your requirements.
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