Science- Living things and their Habitats
This half term we have been learning about Living Things and their Habitats. During forest school we identified habitats on our school grounds and compared them to larger less familiar habitats we learnt about in our science lesson. Another activity was to work together to build a bug hotel which we will revisit throughout the seasons and observe changes. For our science investigation, we worked in groups to set up a squared area. We added features and created dark, damp conditions that would encourage insects and local wild life to visit. We returned two weeks later to observe living things that had been and how the area had changed. The children recognised that even if the living thing was no longer present that they had left clues to show that they had been there e.g. spider webs, trials and less fruit.
LO: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
LO: Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
LO: There are different kinds of habitat near school which need to be cared for
LO: Habitats provide the preferred conditions for the animals/plants that live there (compare local habitats and less familiar examples).
LO: Observe living things in their habitats during different seasonal changes.