Year 3 enjoyed a scientific fun-filled day at RSPB Leighton Moss on Thursday 25th January. They learnt all about living things, different habitats and investigated some soils.
Despite the wet weather, Year 3 were fully prepared and armed with coats and wellies to tackle all the science challenges they had to complete throughout the day.
First up was a habitat nature trail around the reserve with 10 exciting challenges. Children had to navigate using a map in small teams in order to solve the puzzles and learn new information. Tasks about seed dispersal, life cycles, animal diets, different types of birds, soil moisture, bird watching using binoculars and even the opportunity to climb the (very tall!) sky tower.
Next up was an afternoon of investigating soil from 2 different parts of the nature reserve – woodland and willow scrub. The children had to describe what they observed in the soil, explain what it felt like, record the colours they were and then classify it. The children discovered that loam soil and clay soil were the two types identified in the end!
If that wasn’t enough fun already, the children (and Miss Crawshay) then got the chance to feed some of the robins that were flying about!
An action packed day enjoyed by all of Year 3!