This week we had our Environmental lesson which was closely linked to our Science topic; Living Things. We took the opportunity to gather a range of leaves so we could discuss their similarities and differences in preparation for sorting them. The children noticed a number of different features, such as the shape, colour and veins on the leaves. They used these features to think of questions that would enable them to create classification keys and organise the leaves into different criteria. The keys were very successful, helping the children to see how scientists use criteria to sort living things.
After this, we took part in the RSPB wildlife explorer survey which involved spotting birds which flew over our schools grounds. The children were able to spot a range of birds, such as blackbirds, robins, sparrows and magpies. Sophia, our environmental tutor, spoke to the children about the importance of this survey in helping us to see which birds are living in our area.
We want to say a special thank you to all the Year 4 parents who donated resources to us through the Christmas Amazon Wishlist. We really appreciate the donations and the children are very much looking forward to using them. Thank you!