Key Stage 2

Strands 1-4: Primary

KS1 Strand 1 Interdependence

KS1 Strand 2 Movement and Energy

KS1 Strand 3 Place

KS1 Strand 4 Change Over Time

Strand 1How living things rely on each other within the natural world - Animal zones, coral reefs and rainforests
About the variety of living things and the conditions necessary for their growth and survival Basis of food webs – IMTA tank
To understand the interdependency that exists in simple food chains and webs Food web structure
About the interrelationships between animals and plants in a habitat
To understand some of the ways in which living things rely on common landscape features Renewable energy resources - Strangford & Vikings
Strand 1The effects of people on the natural and built environment over time
That some waste materials can be recycled and that this can be of benefit to the environment Plastic pollution exhibit
About the effects that people's actions have on the natural environment Pollution exhibit
To be aware of the changes in their local environment over time Vikings & Climate change exhibit
Some of the ways people affect the built and natural environment Climate change exhibit
About issues associated with conservation, preservation and regeneration of the environment Seal sanctuary
Strand 2Causes that affect the movement of people and animals
How seasonal change causes animals to move
How human activities affect habitats and ecosystems Pollution & Climate Change exhibit
How natural disasters and extreme weather cause the movement of people and animals
Strand 2How movement can be accelerated by time and natural events such as wars, earthquakes, famine and floods
How natural events can impact on the environment and habitats of animals Spread of invasive species- invasive species in Strangford
Strand 3How place influences the nature of life
About some of the plants and animals in a chosen habitat locally or elsewhere Animal zones
Conditions necessary for life in a variety of places Rainforest, Coral reefs
How place affects the plant and animal life there Rainforest, Coral reefs
Strand 3Ways in which people, plants and animals depend on the features and materials in places and how they adapt to their environment
About the habitats of a range of living things Rainforests & Coral reefs
How some living things can change and adapt in order to survive in the environment they are in, and there are places where living things cannot survive Animal zone exhibits
How animals grow, feed and use their senses in a variety of places Touch pool demonstrations
Strand 3Features of and variations in places, including physical, human, climatic, vegetation and animal life
How seasonal change affects the behaviour of plants and animals Animal zones
Strand 3Positive and negative effects of natural and human events upon place over time
How human activities create a variety of waste products Pollution exhibit
About the importance of recycling and its benefits Pollution exhibit
About the ways in which people may conserve and change the environment both locally and globally Climate change exhibit
Strand 4How change is a feature of the human world and may have consequences for our lives and world around us
About the relevance of the water cycle Workshop
About the lifecycle of some plants and animals Animal zones & workshop
About the environmental benefits of reduce, reuse and recycle Pollution exhibit
About organisations who work to protect the environment and wildlife Pollution & Climate change exhibit
How long or short term climatic changes are impacting on our environment Climate change & Ocean acidification exhibit
Strand 4The effect of positive and negative changes globally and how we contribute to some of these changes
About the importance of conserving the environment including protection of habitats and wildlife Seal sanctuary, Coral reef and Rainforest exhibits
That there are things we can do to prevent pollution and the production of waste Pollution exhibit
Education Programme Option 1 - Enhanced
Lunch: add £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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Guided Exploris tour with our aquarist who will provide a tailored tour relating to your chosen specific topic within the curriculum strand.
Discovery pool demonstration and use of our multi-function room for workshop on your topic of choice (e.g. dissection/practical session).
Option of reptile/otter/fish feeding session.
Education Programme Option 2 - Guided
Lunch: add £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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Guided Exploris tour (booked aquarist) providing a tailored tour relating to relevant topic within key stage programme,
Discovery pool demonstration and
Option of reptile/otter/fish feeding session.
Education Programme Option 3 - self-guided
Lunch: add £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
Book Now or call 028 4272 8062
Discovery pool session in Viking room on arrival.
Tour the aquarium at own pace guided by teacher.