Year 4 We are scientists

Project brief

To improve biodiversity and air quality by developing, protecting and maintaining the green and open spaces across the school site.

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Project overview

This term we have worked as Scientists. Our objective was to explore ways we can improve biodiversity and ecosystems across our school site and the wider community. During our precision phase we learnt about biomes, the biosphere, ecosystem services, habitat, food webs, adaptation and much much more! We walked to local places to survey the area for levels of biodiversity and working ecosystem services. Once we collated our data we compared to our school site. The final part of our precision phase was to discuss a range of problems in the world that are affecting biodiversity and ecosystems. We found it upsetting to find out the impact human beings have on our planet. So we found out reasons to be hopeful.

The children became very passionate about what positive changes we can make and how we can make a difference at Wensum Junior School. This is how their projects were created.

Questions drive our learning

Unit 1 driving question:  What is an ecosystem and why would we need one?

Unit 2 driving question:  In what ways do ecosystems differ around the world?

Unit 3 driving question:  What is classification and adaptation?

Unit 4 driving question:  How do humans impact on global ecosystems?

Unit 5 driving thought:  We are the new optimists and we are hopeful for the future...

How we have responded to the brief - Phoenix class

In Phoenix class we worked in pairs to prepare science reports. We designed a change for the school site which would help to improve biodiversity and make a legacy for the future. We have to make a speech including all of our research and findings. We were proud to show and share our learning with others. our We will be making our planned projects during homesteading over the next few months. We hope you enjoy their amazing films.

How we have responded to the brief - Griffin class

In Griffin class we worked in pairs to prepare science reports. We designed a change for the school site which would help to improve biodiversity and make a legacy for the future. We have to make a speech including all of our research and findings. We were proud to show and share our learning with others. our We will be making our planned projects during homesteading over the next few months. We hope you enjoy their amazing films.

Hubhogs

Hubhogs - the movie

This short movie takes you through our project as we created our science reports.  Enjoy.

Hedgehog reports - Aironas

Year 4 have been finding out all about hedgehogs - what they need to live, thrive and survive.  Find out more from Aironas.

Hedgehog report - Lillie

Year 4 have been finding out all about hedgehogs - what they need to live, thrive and survive.  Find out more from Lillie.

Hedgehog report - Xena

Year 4 have been finding out all about hedgehogs - what they need to live, thrive and survive.  Find out more from Xena.

Hedgehog report - Taylor-Jai

Year 4 have been finding out all about hedgehogs - what they need to live, thrive and survive.  Find out more from Taylor-Jai.