This half term we will be exploring ‘Living things and their habitats’. The children will be investigating plants and animals in our local environment and exploring those that live in alternative settings. The class will research how environments can change and can pose a threat to habitats.
Year 4 have taken part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch 2016! It has been a lovely Spring afternoon for spotting wild birds in the school grounds. The children have carefully located birds in the secret garden and woodland and have recorded their results in a tally and inputted them into the RSPB online survey. As part of our habitats topic, we have also made birdfeeders to attract more wild birds into the grounds..
To support our understanding of 'Living things and their habitats', Year 4 took a trip to Seven Acres Nature Reserve. The habitats session was run by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who led an investigation into different habitats within the reserve. The children discovered lots of wildlife whilst pond-dipping, river kicking and minibeast hunting in the woodland. We found fresh water shrimp, leeches, stickleback, worms, mayfly larvae and lots of fresh water mint; a plant found submerged in a pond. It was a fantastic day where we could get close to nature and discover lots about our local habitats.
Year 4 have been learning how to use and create classification keys. Using the data they collected of living things found in the school grounds, they have created a list of questions and developed a classification key.
This week the class have been exploring different world habitats. To share their research they have produced information texts and trioramas for display. Here are some photographs of our work. You can find more on the class display page.