Key Stage 2 (KS2)

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 2 (KS2) – ages 7 to 11.

All talks are 30 minutes, including a question and answer session or can be given as an assembly.

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 and ‘The animal that digs through the mountain’ for older age groups.

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 savannah 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 human 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 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.

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.

Spots, Stripes, and Scales
Animals can survive in diverse habitats because of their adaptations to the environment they live in. Looking at desert adapted Rhinos, Pangolins, Snow Leopards, and Tigers, we explore several features of each animal and how they help them to survive and thrive.

Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways.
Appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in different environments.

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.

Educating Elephants

Follow the story of orphan elephants like Chikumbi and Nkala in Zambia from their rescue to their return to the wild.
Learn about the dedicated teams that are involved in the orphan’s care to adulthood and what it is like for local communities to live with elephants, day to day. The story is about the real work that conservationists do and the impact it has.

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.

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, tigers, 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 recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

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