Talks and Workshops for Key Stage 1 (KS1)

The following talks and workshops are designed for Key Stage 1 (KS1) – 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 one of the following workshops:
If you would like to follow this with a workshop, you can choose from one of the following:
-Make your own elephant mask – suitable for year 1 (40 minutes)
-Make an elephant puppet – suitable for year 1 (duration: 30 minutes)
-Elephant collage – suitable for Year 2 (duration: 1 hour)
-Elephant bunting – suitable for Year 2; create a flag each which will be joined together to make a string of bunting to decorate the classroom (duration: 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 one of the following workshops:
If you would like to follow this with a workshop you can choose from one of the following:
-Make a tiger face -suitable for year 1 (30 minutes)
-Make a tiger puppet – suitable for year 1 (30 minutes)
-Tiger collage – suitable for Year 2 (1 hour)
-Tiger bunting – suitable for Year 2 (30 minutes) create a flag each which will be joined together to make a string of tiger bunting to decorate the classroom.

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


KS1 Curriculum Links

Science 
Animals, including humans (years 1 & 2)
Pupils should be taught to:
– Year 1 Identify and name a variety of common animals… including mammals
– Year 1 Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.
-Year 1 Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals
-Year 2 Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals… for survival (food, water and air)
Living things and their habitats – year 2
Pupils should be taught to:
-identify most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on each other
-Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats.
-Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals… identify and name different sources of food.

Key stage 1 – English
Spoken language years 1-6 (gov.uk)
Pupils should be taught:
-Listening and responding appropriately to adults and peers
-Asking relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
-Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
-Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
-Speak audibly and fluently

Key stage 1 Art and Design
Pupils should be taught:
– Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
-Learn about the work of other artists

*Source: assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf