Year 5 Enjoy Pond Dipping Activity At Senior School

Kingswood Preparatory School | 19 Jun 2019
Last week, children in Year 5 took part in a pond dipping session at the Senior School, where they learnt about the difference between a healthy and unhealthy pond.
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Last week, children in Year 5 took part in a pond dipping session at the Senior School, where they learnt about the difference between a healthy and unhealthy pond.

The pupils filled trays with some of the School’s pond water and then took them inside to see what they could identify.

The most common animals found in the children’s trays were the water snail, water beetle and the pond skater.

The children also observed a Daphnia under a microscope, where they looked at it at 400x its actual size; some of the pupils were even lucky enough to see it’s heart beating.

Year 5 really enjoyed developing their skills when using the microscopes and particularly enjoyed watching a video on how different pond animals hold their breath for long periods of time.



About Kingswood Preparatory School

Kingswood Preparatory School is an independent day, co-ed and boarding school, educating pupils aged 9 months - 11 years.

September 2018 saw the opening of the purpose built Prep School and Nursery Development. The development included bespoke classrooms, Art, Drama, and Music areas, with a state-of-the-art Innovation Centre.

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