Talks and Workshops for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The following talks and workshops are designed for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – please see below details for national curriculum links.

Extraordinary Elephants (30 minutes- including Q & A session)
Find out all about the world’s largest land mammal, what makes them so amazing and why they need our help.
If you would like to, you can then choose to do the following workshop:
-Make your own elephant mask (40 minutes)

Terrific Tigers (30 minutes – including Q & A session)
Learn about the biggest cat in the world, what makes it so special and why they need our help.
If you would like to, you can then choose to do the following workshop:
-Make a tiger face (duration: 30 minutes)

NB Either of these talks can be given as an assembly suitable for EYFS and Key Stage 1 combined.


DSWF visits schools and delivers these talks, workshops, or assemblies free of charge in order to raise awareness about endangered wildlife and conservation.

To make a booking or for any questions you may have, please email DSWF’s Education Manager Jo Elphick – jo.elphick@davidshepherd.org


EYFS Curriculum Links

Communication and language
– Listening attentively in different situations, responding with relevant comments, questions or actions. Giving attention to what others say and responding appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
– Following instructions involving several ideas or actions. Answering ‘how’ or ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Personal, social and emotional development
– Self-confidence and self-awareness – children are confident to try new activities. They are confident to speak in a familiar group and will choose the resources they need for the activity
– They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.

Understanding the world
– Finding out about similarities and differences in relation to places… and living things. How environments might vary from one another. Making observations of animals.

Expressive Arts and Design
– Exploring and using media and materials: Exploring a variety of materials and techniques, experimenting with colour and design.

*Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum