Hilton Court

We were really excited when Marten and Sam from the Darwin Centre invited us to a day out at Hilton Court.

We spent the morning pond dipping.pic5
We were lucky enough to see a dragonfly emerging.

You can watch a video here


We had an amazing day.

In the afternoon we talked about rivers in different parts of the world.

We also got to look at some of the freshwater creatures under powerful microscopes.

“I really enjoyed today – I had no idea that we would see so many animals and insects”

“My best find was the newt – we couldn’t believe it when we caught one”

“I liked the damselflies best – they were a lovely colour”

“The day went really quickly, everything was fun and really interesting”

“Some of the insects we found breathed out of their bottoms”

“We found a loop of eggs, it was amazing”

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Super Science 

Today in Class Five we have been carrying out experiments. 
We have had to plan and work as teams – tomorrow we will be finishing our work and looking at our results.  

We need to measure accurately
You can do the test more then once and work out an average
The variable is the thing that we change
You have to make the test fair or there is no point in doing it.