During the second half of the summer, we focused on a topic titled "Are these your teeth?". We looked at food chains and food webs, handled different animal skulls and explored the features associated with carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We learnt about the human digestive system and participated in a very "realistic" human digestion hands on lesson. Look at the photos below to see how we brought the digestive system to life!
Chesil Beach Centre
Thanks to a kind donation from ASSET (via Mr Steve Stubbings), the Year 4 children were lucky enough to visit the Chesil Beach Marine Centre in Weymouth, Dorset.
This linked perfectly with our second Science topic "Living Things - Save our habitats".
At the centre, the children learnt about the fantastic habitat that the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach provides for a vast range of species including birds, skates and rays, sharks, turtles and fish. The children found out about the positive and negative human impacts on this environment and how this can protect and impact wildlife.
The children ventured out onto the Chesil Bank with the Ranger to hunt for evidence of natural and man made beach litter. This was identified and discussed at great length!
After lunch, the children then took part in a Beach Litter pick, collecting an alarming amount in such a short time.
For further information on how you can help protect the beaches, follow the hashtag #2minutebeachclean