Year 4 have been studying wildlife habitats as part of our main science focus for the spring term. Having completed some outstanding work in the classroom on this subject, we decided to treat both classes to a practical field trip to the nearby Dulwich Wood.
The pupils were particularly interested in collecting some small samples of different plants. We wanted to be able to identify these, as well as to be able to explain what role they play in helping to creative a balanced eco system in the wood.
Year 4 had great fun looking underneath logs or large stone. We were searching for different varieties of insect life, and comparing and contrasting the many habitats that different species like to live under. We also talked about the importance of returning any insects that we found back the habitat, once our observations were over.
Dulwich Wood provided a great opportunity for the pupils to make the most of their senses. We spent a short session simply listening to some of the natural sounds that were around us, and then thinking about what type of life might live around this environment
We are in the process of putting together a wildlife display back at Michael Faraday. Year 4 are keen to share their finding from the field trip to Dulwich Wood. We would like to thank our student teacher Joanna who was responsible for organising the trip. Joanna’s MA research on the impact of teaching science outdoors has greatly benefited the Michael Faraday pupils.