There are bound to be lots of animals using your school grounds - especially when they think there's no one around. Do you know what they are?
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This activity supports the following subject: Science, English, PSHE.
What do I do?
Think about how to get the most from this activity. You could use this activity as the basis of a creative writing task. What secret animal worlds might there be? What creatures come out at night when they think there are no people about? Or you could explore this as a PSHE activity. What happens when you stay still and silent? What animals do you notice and what do you notice about yourself?
Find a quiet area to sit, try to make yourself as quiet and still as possible.
Keep your senses tuned in for signs of animals.
Record what you see. You can use the ID guides to help you. You may also want to record your feelings. Discuss your findings when you are back in class.
- Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo, drawing, tally chart or graph to help earn your award.
Completing the activity
Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading your photos or drawings of the species you saw or maybe a tally chart or graph showing the different species.
Get them thinking
Here are some prompts to help with learning:
- How do you feel about staying still, silent, and focused for longer than you are used to?
- Have you spotted anything you wouldn't have normally have noticed?
- What do you think the day-to-day life of the wildlife you have spotted would be like?