Year 4 children learn how animals adapt to their environment

Year 4 children learn how animals adapt to their environment

This week we have been examining the different ways in which both animals and plants adapt to their habitats.

In Science, we used our investigation of minibeasts, carried out at the farm, as a starting point to find out more about the miraculous nature of some of the creatures that are all around us. We were amazed to find out what dragonfly larvae look like before they spread their wings for the first time, we also enjoyed watching a frog get a nasty surprise when he tried to eat a cunning beetle! We have discussed how various animals have adapted to their environment, for example, finding out about all the ways in which a camel has adapted to cope with desert sand.

In English, using our visit to Kew as the starting point, we have had great fun creating our own information texts about the different ways in which rainforest plants have adapted to cope with rainforest conditions. We can’t wait for you to see these on proud display in our classrooms!

Your children have each been given a poem to learn for the house poetry competition. Please can you help your child practise reciting their poem, adding expression. They will be heard perform after half term in the week commencing 9th November.

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