Introduction

The following resource pack will develop pupils' understanding of what a zoo is and what animals can be found at a zoo. It gives an opportunity for pupils to learn the names of these animals and about the role of a zookeeper.

Different homes within the zoo will be shown where pupils must predict what might live in each home. Some activities will develop and reinforce mathematical knowledge and vocabulary. Pupils will have opportunities to sort and classify sets of animals according to different criteria. They will also learn about parent animals and their young.

The final screen teaches pupils the rhyme Young Macpherson had a zoo, which is sung to the tune of Old MacDonald. Pupils could be encouraged to make up more verses of their own and to think of accompanying sound effects. A number of worksheets are also provided to reinforce the whiteboard activities.

Starter activity

Main session - part 1

Main session - part 2

Plenary

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