This English resource covers several stages to a finished product, starting on site at Amazon World Zoo Park, and finishing in the classroom at school. Activities are designed to appeal to students of all abilities in lower key stage 2 (years 3-4).
It is intended to focus students on the selection and recording of information for an explanatory leaflet that will be completed back at school. The end product could easily be changed, for example, to a flier, web page or email.
Students need to be made aware of the outcome before the visit, and it will be necessary for them to go through the questions and decide on audience and purpose.
There are a variety of ways that students will be finding and selecting information: from their own observations to identifying displays and information boards with relevant details. They will also be making their own connections and judgments.
Students complete their leaflet back in the classroom
Students will learn to consider audience and purpose. u They will be taking a particular viewpoint and will select appropriate factual detail to support this.