Our range of seasonal workshops are designed to tie in with the national curriculum and will create a fun, stimulating learning environment.
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The Great ZooLab Bughunt - EYFS, KS 1, 2. Early Years, First, Second Stage. (Ages 2 - 11)
Animals in winter – EYFS, KS 1, 2. Early Years, First, Second Stage. (Ages 3 - 11)
Autumn is an animal food fest – but what happens in winter? What food is there is to eat then? What happens to cold-blooded animals such as frogs? This workshop explores what happens, how and why? It looks at everything from hibernation to bird migrations and how other animals and insects adapt to conditions and seek shelter. It also helps pupils to see what they can do to help wildlife during the harsh winter months (e.g. how to make 'bug hotels') – and then looks forward to springtime and the changes that the season brings.
Nocturnal Animals - KS 1, 2. Early Years, First, Second Stage. (Ages 3 - 11)
Children get to think about their own routines such as eating and sleeping – and to ask, 'What do animals do?' For example: why are they active at night in hot deserts (fewer predators)? How have they adapted (how do they feel and see)? How do predators operate (spiders hunting)? How do they mate and breed – and how is this affected by whether they are predators or prey?
The workshop explores how animals use their senses for protection and hunting (from antennae to a snake’s tongue and heat signatures). It looks at crepuscular animals – who are active at dawn and dusk, such as rats) and at daytime animals and insects such as butterflies – animals like us!
Speedy the Snail- EYFS, KS 1. Early Years, First Stage. (Ages 2 - 5)
A story-based workshop for younger children, involving acting out scenes and imaginary dialogue as part of Speedy's journey through the jungle and across a number of habitats – from the desert to wetlands and towns – and finally back to the jungle for a big re-union party with his friends. This active-learning workshop involves children listening to a story, making their own contributions, asking questions and acting out dialogue with movement and mime. Children get to compare the senses and textures of different animals and to think about how different animals are adapted to different environments. This is a workshop that stimulates scientific enquiry and thinking in young children.
Chinese New Year - EYFS, KS1. Early Years, First Stage. (Ages 2 - 7)
Our Chinese New Year workshops tells the story at the heart of the Chinese calendar as part of a great cross-curricular animal handling workshop. Not only is ZooLab's Chinese New Year workshops a lot of fun, it complements the curriculum in several areas including -
· English and literacy
Meg and Mog - EYFS, KS 1. Early Years, First Stage. (Ages 3 - 7)
This seasonal show tells the story of a witch/wizard under the instruction of the famous witch “Meg”. Meg & Mog have to leave the cottage on business leaving the apprentice on their own. They receive an invite to the great Halloween Spell Party meant for Meg & Mog and decide to go in their place. The children follow this hapless witch/wizard on the journey to the party, where they help them with magic spells that go wrong and have to escape the party at the end! Children will benefit from this workshop by developing independent thinking.
Morpho the Munchin' Millipede - EYFS, KS1. Early Years, First Stage. (Ages 2 - 7)
Based on a classic and much loved children’s picture book, ‘Morpho the Munching Millipede’, the workshop uses imagination and creativity to follow Morpho (a giant African millipede) as he travels though a week-long adventure where he meets a variety of exciting and awe-inspiring ZooLab animals. Through repetition, actions and participation, this workshop introduces concepts of literacy, numeracy and sharing. It is an active learning experience which engages and challenges children's thinking using real-life and imaginary situations as well as reinforcing a healthy eating message.
A pupil from a local wizarding school has an important assignment - to investigate a creepy house and report what lies inside! Dare your pupils help with this scary assignment? Minibeasts are just some of the creatures encountered in the house! We report whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates and what food they eat! Hopefully they won't eat us! This workshop covers elements in EYFS and KS1 Classification and Minibeasts as well as KS1 Animals including Humans.
Meet Zola – one of Santa’s hardest working elves! Santa sees how hard Zola has been working and decides that Zola deserves to be taken on a special trip.
Follow the story of Zola the Elf on a wonderful Christmas adventure that begins on Christmas Eve when Santa is out and about delivering presents to children all over the world. Zola travels over Africa, to India and through America via Australia, encountering a variety of fascinating local creatures!
Children get to decide what kinds of Christmas present would be best suited to each animal they meet! Santa and Zola stop off in the UK before making their way back home to the North Pole…only to find they have brought back another animal friend (who has hitched a crafty ride)!
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