We've been racing snails today to collect some data for our line graphs we are creating tomorrow! We positioned the snails at the start line, then timed how long it took them to slither across each 5cm barrier!
We really enjoyed dissecting owl pellets today to discover more about the diet of a Bird of Prey. We got to see how they regurgitate a pellet containing the things the animal cannot digest, such as fur, feathers and bones. We tried to decipher the parts of the animal skeleton, and what type of animal it might have eaten by measuring the jaw bones. We also compared it to our own skeletons!
Birds of Prey Collages
We've worked really hard on our Birds of Prey artwork this week! We drew lots of sketches of different birds of prey before we decided on our final copy. We then used magazines to create a feathered collage effect! We took lots of inspiration from our falconry session at Tattershall Farm Park!
Visit to Tattershall Farm Park
We had a fantastic visit to Tattershall Farm Park this week! First, we went to the Eco-Area to do some minibeasting! We really enjoyed finding all the creatures and making a tally of everything we found! Then we got the chance to hold some much larger creepy crawlies! We were very brave holding the snake, tarantula and the hissing cockroaches! After that, we watched an amazing Falconry session, and we got to have a go too! Once we'd had some lunch, we went pond dipping and got to have a wander around the park meeting all the lovely animals!
Tweet from Brian Moses!
We've been practicing our piece of performance poetry to perform on Friday and we tweeted a sneak preview this week. The poet has only gone and replied to our tweet! We were very excited to hear from him and he showed us a post explaining why he wrote the poem! Please follow the links above to have a read!
How does pollution affect a habitat?
We have been looking at how pollution affects a habitat and the environment. We have set up an investigation to observe these changes. We put pond weed into some test tubes with a variety of pollutants. Mrs Brown did all the handling of the chemicals and we will then observe what happens over 2 weeks!
The Lion King Musical Score!
We've been looking at the settings and changing atmosphere for adventure stories. Today, we were given different scenes from the Lion King and we thought about how we could create atmospheric music to accompany what was happening in that scene. We had to design our own notation as well as choose appropriate instruments, tempo and pitch.
Switch Zoo Animals!
We've been learning about different habitats and the language used in food chains! We used an app called Switch Zoo to design our own creatures! We had to morph three animals together to create a new animal! We then had to think about it's diet, habitat and whether it was a predator or prey!