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Nature Detectives Curriculum Links

What habitats can we find in Holyrood Park?  How have these changed over time and how has this affected the wildlife in the Park?  In this outdoor workshop we will explore the wildlife in the Park both past and present and make a food web for the current day.  We will look at the importance of mini-beasts in the web and finish with a mini-beast hunt.


Planet Earth: Biodiversity and interdependence

I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.

SCN 2-01a

I can use my knowledge of the interactions and energy flow between plants and animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs. I have contributed to the design or conservation of a wildlife area.

SCN 2-02a

Social Studies:

 People, place and Environment

Having explored the landscape of my local area, I can describe the various ways in which land has been used.

SOC 1-13a

By exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things.

SOC 1-13b

I can explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use land by comparing my local area with a contrasting area.

SOC 2-13a


Listening and Talking: Tools for listening and talking

When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.

LIT 2-02a

Finding and using information

I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.

LIT 2-06a