Key Stage 1 (KS1)

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

The following talks and workshops are designed for Key Stage 1 (KS1) – ages 5 to 7.

All talks are 25 to 30 minutes, including a question and answer session or can be given as an assembly and are suitable for EYFS and Key Stage 1 combined.

One-hour workshops can also be linked to produce an extended offer for libraries, afterschool
clubs or youth groups. These cannot be delivered online. We can adapt them to most age groups,
although ‘Terrific Tigers’ works best with younger children.

To book a free talk or workshop for your school, or if you have any further questions, please email DSWF’s Education Team.

Title / DescriptionCurriculum Links

The global safari: habitats of the world

Join us on a tour of six habitats across Africa and Asia where you find the icon endangered animals that we support. From the deserts of Namibia, the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the jungle of Thailand to the rivers, water holes and savanna in Zambia.
They will find out how the animals and plants get what they need from their habitat and why habitats are in danger.
Science & Social Studies
To understand how humans impact on habitats and how these affect the species that live there
To know the definition of a habitat, to identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited. To be able to describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs
English – Writing
To identify the audience and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form using information and new vocabulary.

The animal that digs through the mountain

This talk introduces children to the elusive pangolin.
They hear traditional stories about the pangolin from around the world and learn about its characteristics and behaviour.

The pupils will learn about why this creature is endangered and consider what could be done to prevent it going extinct in their lifetime.

To know that changes in an animal’s environment can pose danger to them.
English – Writing
To use new vocabulary. To write narratives about the experiences of others. To participate actively in collaborative conversations.
Social Studies
To understand that it is important to care about the natural world, to be aware of the problems and consider themselves as part of the solution

Terrific Tigers

All about tigers! We use real time video footage to introduce the pupils to the lives of tigers in India, Thailand, and Russia.
They learn about their unique characteristics and adaptations and the varying habitats they live in. We explain the problems faced by local people co-existing with endangered species.

To know the location of a hot country of the world and extend their knowledge beyond their local area.
To identify carnivores and the habitats they live in.
Social Studies
To understand the complex relationships between animals living alongside human settlements.

Into the light and silence:
exploring the world of the snow leopard
Children will explore the secretive world of the snow leopard and the everyday lives of local people living alongside these beautiful creatures.
It introduces children to the harsh, high mountains and plateaus of Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan using some simple geographical terms. It allows the children to compare these places with their own lives and where they live.

To be aware of similarities and differences in a contrasting non-European country. To identify a cold area of the world/ To extend their knowledge beyond their local area.
Social Studies
To understand the complex relationships between animals living alongside human settlements.

Extraordinary Elephants

This is all about African elephants. We will answer all your children’s questions about these icon creatures:
How well can they smell? Do they really have good memories? What are trunks for and what are rumbles?

To provide experience of a diverse place, people, and natural environment.
English – Spoken Language
To listen and respond appropriately to adults,
To ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge and consider different viewpoints
English – Writing
To select and use the appropriate information and new vocabulary.

Sight, Sound and Stealth: the big cat survival strategy

Come with us to Africa and Asia to see lions, tigers, and snow leopards in their natural habitat.
How do these big cats survive in the harsh environments they live in? What are the similarities and differences between their approaches? What do local people think about living near these big cats?

To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, use classification to group species and identify predators and prey.
Social Studies
To reflect on issues facing those that live in a different country alongside animals.
English – Spoken Language
To participate in debates, adopting roles and responding appropriately to others.

Endangered animals

Using examples from the animals we support in Africa and Asia; we ask the big questions. Why are animals becoming endangered? Why should they be saved from extinction? How are our local projects helping to save rhinos, elephants, and painted dogs from extinction?

Appreciate and value the world around them and recognise that everyone can help take care of animals and the environment, even with the smallest and most basic of actions.
identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

To book a free talk or workshop for your school, or if you have any further questions, please email DSWF’s Education Team.