Local Wildlife

Encourage pupils to explore wildlife in their local area...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subjects: Geography, PSHE, Science


Resource Overview

Encourage pupils to get to know the wildlife in their local area, with these fantastic lesson materials from the Young People’s Trust for the Environment. Children can explore the identification of commonly-found wild plants and animals from the United Kingdom, including wild flowers, trees, birds, reptiles, amphibians, minibeasts and mammals. Ideal as an introduction to a local study or a ‘living things’ topic, these resources will materials will make learning  fun and engaging for teachers and pupils alike.  

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.