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Lifecycles and Classification


  • Learning Team
  • Harewood House
    LS17 9LG

  • 0113 218 1010
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A focus on lifecycles and classification

Timings and Prices

Timings for all sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit KS1, lower primary or upper primary aged pupils. 

The morning session runs as two parallel activities by dividing your group in half, switching over activities at approximately 11am. The afternoon session operates as one whole group. All sessions are guided by one of our expert facilitators giving your pupils all they need whilst enabling them to explore for themselves also. The afternoon session is designed to be less structured than the morning session to give your pupils more opportunities to uncover and discover for themselves.

£9 per pupil for a full day experience
£7 per pupil for a single session

Key Learning Objectives

+ Working scientifically to make close observations and to report on findings from enquiries.

+ Working scientifically to use evidence to answer questions to support findings and to identify differences, similarities or changes related to scientific ideas and processes.

+ Knowing how to use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.

Birds Class and Cycles - A focus on lifecycles and classification Itinerary

10am Arrival

10:15am – 11:45am

Activity One – Bird Sanctuary Tour
A practical, facilitated session in our Learning Suite.


Activity Two – Bird Sanctuary Workshop
A practical, facilitated session in our Learning Suite. Pupils will explore various approaches to classification including the distinction between contrasting lifecycles of different birds.

STEM project: Sunflower sewing.

11:45 am – 12:45pm
Use of Adventure Play area and ability to use Curiosity Cabin for lunch and/or sheltered picnic area.

12:45pm – 2pm
Native wings treasure hunt.


Whole group session supported by our Facilitator.

Down the hill… across the Lake… round the parkland…through the Walled Garden…and back up through the Bird Sanctuary. 

During the course of this session, pupils will be free to explore different features of our grounds that host a wide variety of native birds. They will be provided with Spotter Guides to help them identify different birds and will be presented with a Treasure Hunt Challenge once they arrive in the Walled Garden. Our facilitator will guide pupils to particular areas of interest within the grounds and will highlight different strategies for identifying birds whilst remaining available for any specific questions that pupils may have.