Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

CLASSIFYING PONDLIFE

 

 

Teeming with life all year round, our ponds offer a wonderful opportunity to explore aquatic flora and fauna. All our workshops involve a pond dipping session. In KS2 we extend the workshop to include use of keys, classification, microscope and observational drawing.

 

Curriculum Links

 

  • Living things and their habitats - Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.

  • Living things and their habitats - Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.

  • Living things and their habitats - Recognise that environments can change, and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

  • Living things and their habitats - Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organism, plants and animals.

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Available all year round

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Best times: March to November