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Posted on: May 10th 2019

Sealife Adventure in Forest School

Mrs Prowse dissects fish in Reception forest school

Reception classes are learning all about the Seaside and Life under the Sea this term, finding out about the many different creatures that live in the seas and oceans.  In Forest School on Thursday 2nd May, Mrs Prowse showed the pupils some 'real-life' examples - a mackerel, some squid and some prawns - demonstrating how the animals moved using fins, legs or propulsion and pointing out the gills, mouths and eyes. The children were absolutely fascinated and their understanding was truly deepened by looking at these animals up close.  They particularly loved seeing the skeleton of the fish as it was dissected and all of them were brave enough to watch!

The Art part of the lesson was finding things in the natural environment to make a picture of a fish based on the work pupils had looked at by Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Looking closely at the fish beforehand gave the children a much better idea of the form of a fish.

Reception Forest School pupils with fish

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Mrs Prowse dissecting fish in front of Reception forest school

The children loved the morning and Mr Gladwin seemed very impressed by their knowledge and attitude to learning.