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Please see the topics listed below for more in-depth information on Nursery (Pre-School and Primary 1) visits.

Topic: The Rainforest

Aim: To introduce pupils to the tropical rainforest and the plants and animals that live there.

Learning objectives:

  • What a rainforest is
  • What plants need to grow
  • What animals need to survive
  • How animals and plants are connected

Curriculum for excellence links:
SCN; 0-01a, 0-03a, 0-12a,0-20a. SOC; 0-08a. LIT: 0-02a/ENG 0-03a. HWB; 0-33a, 0-47a, 0-50a. TCH: 0-09a.

Topic: The Senses

Aim: To explore the five senses through multisensory activities and discover how animals use their senses.

Learning objectives:

  • That there are five senses and what they are.
  • That humans mainly rely on sight and sound.
  • That different animals often use other main senses.
  • Some uses for the senses.
  • How we can best use our senses.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 0-01a, 0-12a. SOC; 0-08a. LIT; 0-02a/ENG 0-03a. HWB; 0-33a, 0-47a. TCH; 0-09a.

Topic: Animals

Aim: To introduce pupils to a variety of animals and what they need to live.

Learning Objectives:

  • What a rainforest is.
  • What animals need to survive.
  • How animals and plants are connected.
  • How we are the same and how we are different to other animals.
  • About an animal life-cycle

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 0-01a, 0-12a, 0-20a. SOC; 0-08a. LIT; 0-02a/ENG 0-03a. HWB: 0-33a, 0-47a,0-50a. TCH; 0-09a.

Topic: Minibeasts

Learning Objectives:

  • That minibeasts are found everywhere in the world and are found in all areas of the rainforest.
  • There are many different types of minibeasts.
  • About minibeasts in the food chain.
  • About the lifecycle of one or two minibeasts.
  • Why minibeasts are important.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 0-01a, 0-12a, 0-20a. SOC; 0-08a. LIT; 0-02a/ENG 0-03a. HWB; 0-33a, 0-47a, 0-50a. TCH; 0-09a.