EYFS Life in water

Be amazed by the variety of life collected from the Wakehurst ponds. Currently available as an indoor session only.



Early Years


45 minutes

Allocated space

30 pupils per group

Pupils will identify and name creatures found in our ponds and compare them. Pupils will ‘dip’ for creatures from trays full of pond life. 

Add two of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit. Recommended activities are Minibeast safari, In search of a home trail, and Art in the garden.

Learning Outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.  

This session offers pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Identify pond creatures using simple keys.

  • Compare the creatures collected.

  • Sort the creatures into groups.

Curriculum links

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross-curricular form.

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas of learning: 

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics 

  • Understanding the world 

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.