St Faith's at Ash

St Faith's at Ash Primary School

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Micro-Habitats for Year 4

“I love learning outside!” chipped Thomas as Year 4 made their way towards the school garden. This term's first Science topic of Habitats was about to begin with a bang! 4A and 4M searched around the school looking at micro-habitats and the mini-beasts found there. Before setting off the children learnt about the qualities of a good observer and armed with paint brushes, plastic spoons and paper (to ensure delicate handing) we set off. Logs and stones were turned over (and then carefully replaced) hedges were scoured with eagle eyes and the children stood still as statues next to wild flowers to catch glimpses of butterflies. Pictures were taken of the different mini-beasts found and then the classes retired back to their classrooms to record their findings. First they made detailed drawings of the little critters and then they recorded information on the micro-habitat they were found in.

   At the end of the lesson they took their learning a step further creating a classification keys to separate the different mini-beasts found. The children thought carefully and asked scientific questions to differentiate the beasts. What an excellent afternoon of learning!