A Spot of Pond Dipping

The last few weeks in Science, Year 2 pupils have been exploring mini habitats. First of all identifying various types of habitat, then exploring what animals live within it. Pupils understand how plants and animals depend on each other to survive. They completed the unit by exploring the pond habitat in the school grounds.

They observed the surroundings looking at the plant life, pond weed and lily pads. Then they enjoyed pond dipping to find out what creatures lived in the water. They found many water louse and pond snails, and a number different nymphs.

Both classes really enjoyed this activity and look forward to revisiting it later in the Summer term to see if there are any changes.