This project has a science focus and teaches children about different animals, their life cycles and what they need to stay alive and be well. At the heart of this project children learn how to write instructions and explanations, and learn additional skills in labelling maps, animals and plants.

In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by creating a new ‘mini zoo’ for Mr Park.

In this project the children will learn:

  • About the habitats of domestic and wild animals;

  • Why animals are important to us and how we care for


  • About organisations and people who look after animals;

  • How zoos are organised and how they look after animals;

  • How to make a simple map or plan;

  • How to solve simple money problems;

  • How to use the Internet and books to find information.