The history of London Zoo

This lesson is part of a wider cross-curricula unit called London Zoo which is designed for KS1 and lower KS2 students (Y2-4).

The engaging presentation takes students on a journey through the main events in the London Zoo’s history, from its founding by Sir Stamford Raffles to the arrival of Winnie the bear (the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh) and also more recent developments such as the opening of Tiger Territory.

The timeline activity reinforces this learning by encouraging students to place these events in chronological order. It is differentiated three ways:

Easier – Students place 8 events on the timeline (using stickers)
Medium – Students write 8 events on a timeline with dates
Harder – Students write 8 events on a timeline without dates

N.B. It is recommended that the activity sheets are photocopied to A3 size to fit the stickers and allow for children with larger handwriting.

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