Habitats Investigation (Lower KS2)

Explore the wildlife in your school grounds...

Years: 3, 4

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

Encourage learning outside the classroom with these fantastic lesson ideas, created with support from Avon Wildlife Trust. Through science investigations and games, children can explore the wildlife that lives and travels through their community, whilst learning how to connect habitats and make their school grounds nature-rich. Packed with advice and activity suggestions, these resources will help you to encourage scientific learning in the natural environment, and they’re ideal for ‘living things’ topics throughout Key Stage 2.

Photo © Chris Bahn BCC

Resource Assets


Lesson Plan


Soil Soup Recipe Cards


Seed Bomb Extension Activity

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
    • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.