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 survivalBasis of food webs – IMTA tank
To understand the interdependency that exists in simple food chains and websFood 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 featuresRenewable 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 environmentPlastic pollution exhibit
About the effects that people's actions have on the natural environmentPollution exhibit
To be aware of the changes in their local environment over timeVikings & Climate change exhibit
Some of the ways people affect the built and natural environmentClimate change exhibit
About issues associated with conservation, preservation and regeneration of the environmentSeal sanctuary
Strand 2Causes that affect the movement of people and animals
How seasonal change causes animals to move
How human activities affect habitats and ecosystemsPollution & 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 animalsSpread 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 elsewhereAnimal zones
Conditions necessary for life in a variety of placesRainforest, Coral reefs
How place affects the plant and animal life thereRainforest, 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 thingsRainforests & 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 surviveAnimal zone exhibits
How animals grow, feed and use their senses in a variety of placesTouch 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 animalsAnimal zones
Strand 3Positive and negative effects of natural and human events upon place over time
How human activities create a variety of waste productsPollution exhibit
About the importance of recycling and its benefitsPollution exhibit
About the ways in which people may conserve and change the environment both locally and globallyClimate 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 cycleWorkshop
About the lifecycle of some plants and animalsAnimal zones & workshop
About the environmental benefits of reduce, reuse and recyclePollution exhibit
About organisations who work to protect the environment and wildlifePollution & Climate change exhibit
How long or short term climatic changes are impacting on our environmentClimate 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 wildlifeSeal sanctuary, Coral reef and Rainforest exhibits
That there are things we can do to prevent pollution and the production of wastePollution exhibit
Education Programme Option 1 - Enhanced
Lunch: from £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: from £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: from £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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or call 028 4272 8062
Discovery pool session in Viking room on arrival.
Tour the aquarium at own pace guided by teacher.