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Posted on June 29th 2018
Hands-on Science Learning for Y3R
Year 3 Rsoen had the excitement of a trip to Bruce Castle for an enticing tree trail. The children had to become true detectives and gather as much evidence as possible to support their explanations.
They recognised and identified many types of trees such as silver birch, copper beech, sycamore and of course the great oak that stands majestically in the middle of the park guarding the castle. This magnificent creation is 500 years old, which is older than Bruce Grove Castle itself!
After analysisng many types of seeds, the children used their knowledge from their weekly science lessons to discuss the different methods of seed dispersal. They then had the opportunity to use binoculars to spot birds in the trees, insects on the brancehs, mushrooms on the ground and even lichen and moss! What a fantastic day for the little scientists! Ms Sandu