Year 5 visited Washington Wetland Centre as part of their Science work on life cycles. We took part in pond dipping and found lots of minibeasts to study. We did a really good job of using the classification cards to try and identify the creatures we found. We discussed the importance of the environment being suitable for the wildlife and how conditions change throughout the year.
We then took part in a workshop and handled some specimens. We talked about the adaptations some animals have and why they might be useful in the wild. We discovered how the life cycles of different animals and plants differ before heading off to some educational talks. The playful otters were firm favourites!
The weather was in our favour so we had great fun exploring nature, bird spotting, and even squeezed in a quick turn in the park for our whole-class reward. A lovely day was had by all!