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Monday, 13 November 2017

Mission: Invertebrates

Year Six visited the Royal Greenwich Park on the 9th of November, for an environmental workshop. It was a pleasant autumn day and very sunny; just the right weather for searching the park for the habitants. They were taking part in a national project called Mission: Invertebrates. This is a project challenging us to understand the grassland invertebrates that call the Royal Parks their home.

Our leader from the project, Aaron, started the session with a quick fire question and answer session. Our pupils held up cards for their answers which were then scanned by his iPad, which gave a percentage total of correct answers.

After being split into six groups, it was a chance for the class to survey two locations within the park, looking for invertebrates. The first location was a damp wooded area. Armed with buckets full of equipment, to collect and classify mini beasts, Year Six busied themselves by turning over logs and looking through fallen leaves; carefully collecting specimens to classify. All the invertebrates were classified then released back into their natural habitat.

The second location was an open area of park. Year 6 used white sheets placed under shrubbery to collect the specimens. The bushes were brushed or gently shaken to release anything within them. Contrasts and comparisons were made to the previous collection of invertebrates.

The session ended with a quick fire quiz, showing an impressive increase in percentage of knowledge gained about invertebrates and their place in the food chain.

Thank you to Aaron, Miss McKune, Ms Bekir and Mr Bowes for making this a truly hands on experience.