This week we visited Kent Ridge Park where the students developed their scientific observational skills. We were very lucky to have Mrs. Vaughan, who knows the park well, and Ms. Hima, a real nature-lover with a science background, accompany us on the trip. They shared lots of their knowledge with the children.
We saw several different habitats a pond and lake (freshwater), logs and soil (understory of rainforest) and trees and branches (canopy of rainforest).
The children noticed that the quieter they were the more animals they saw. Some of the creatures we spotted included: a snake, dragonflies, fish, a monitor lizard, birds, squirrels, many different ants, worms, beetles and spiders.
We also saw a variety of plants, flowers and funghi living within the habitats.
We also visited the MS Science Lab this week and observed the Grade 6 class conducting a soil investigation. We made notes on the equipment and materials they used as well as their procedure so that we can try and carry out our own experiment back in class next week.
In Literacy, we used our experiences and imaginations to create word lists for different habitats with the help of images and sounds. We then sorted these words and used them to create our own similes and senses poems.
Finally, we had some risk-takers from Grade 2. They wrote their own scripts and led the assembly this week. They even emailed and arranged a guest (Ms. Berna) to hand out the certificates.
Grade 2.1 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.