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Science - habitats

As part of our animals and habitats topic, we have had a visit to Cuerden Valley to look at the river and the various habitats of animals that live there.  We have been learning about the classification of animals, and how animals can be grouped into different groups depending upon their characteristics.

 

We are going to be making a model of a habitat of our own choice, and discussing the ways in which humans can affect our environment in a positive and negative way.

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We have been learning about how a classification key can be used to identify unfamiliar animals.  By using their characteristics, we can ask questions to identify which animal group they belong to, and for the more unfamiliar ones, we can find out their names.
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This week has been great fun....we have been very creative!  We worked in pairs to design and create our own animal habitats out of recyclable materials eg paper, card, boxes and tubes.  We have painted them, used tissue paper to design the ocean and forest and added our own animals and trees.  Here are some pictures to show you our designs.
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We completed our habitats and presented them to the class.  In our explanations, we discussed how we as humans can affect the world around us, and in particular, our habitats.
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