There is a reason why animals are a large part of the national curriculum for science. Learning about other species helps us understand more about ourselves as humans and the world we live in. It teaches us how we are similar and different from our animal cohorts; our body structure might be different, but we have the same basic needs for survival. They help us to learn where we have come from and how we as a species have evolved and survived.
We find that animal encounters help provide a memorable experience, particularly when learning about science. Animals help pupils get close to many curricular topics, providing a great learning hook to discover more. It stimulates pupil curiosity and encourages questions while providing a foundation for future knowledge.
We love what ZooLab had to offer, from minibeasts to giant snakes. Their animal encounters were perfect for our Year 6's memorable experiences!