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On Thursday 14th March, Dr Usher, from Woodroffe School and her sixth form student, Grace visited St. Andrew's Primary. While she was here, she gave us a deeper understanding of animal's habitats. To extend our learning, we thought about why animals lived in certain habitats and how this impacted their behaviour.   In the classroom, we worked in small groups to group animals, initially using our own criteria, moving onto thinking about their scientific classifications. We used a branching key to classify clown fish.  To get a really 'hands on' experience we went onto the school field to hunt for bugs. While looking on different surfaces we found a variety of 'creepy crawlies' and we will be adding this data to the Bugs Count Survey which maps the locations of bugs around the country. We were also focusing on finding the Bugs Count Species Quest as these are particularly rare. If you find any of these bugs, while you're out and about, take a photograph and send it to www.opalexplorenature.org/species-quest Following this, we went onto the field again to find and sort plants. We used specially made Quadrat to take a sample of which types of plants fill our field. When analysing the data we applied our understanding of fractions and Year 5 & 6 converted these into percentages.  The children had a fantastic day and the work we have completed today will lead into next term's topic. Dr Usher has very kindly left us with lots of resources which will help us in the future.  
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