Drawing on the knowledge and skills developed in the classroom, Year 4 had a magical day at Howsham Mill exploring their current science topic on living things and their habitats, and putting their classification skills into practice.
The morning was spent inspecting the various natural habitats around this idyllically-situated 18th-century water mill, including the canal, the river, the woodland and the pathways. The children used a key to identify and classify invertebrates and learnt how to use a pooter correctly. Foraging gently through the undergrowth they collected a wide variety of species, inspecting them carefully for defining characteristics.
The day ended by giving something back to this extraordinarily beautiful outdoor educational resource, with the children improving a number of habitats around Howsham Mill.