Winterwatch Comes to Toftwood Federation

On Thursday 31st January, the children of Year 4 enjoyed an amazing Science opportunity. Along with children from all over the country, they took part in a special online live lesson from BBC TEACH who teamed up with Winterwatch to bring wildlife into our school.  With lots of cross curricular learning, the interactive lesson examined the mountainous and snowy habitat of Cairngorms National Park. The children came face to face with incredible animals, learnt how to classify animals based on their common features and explored how animals adapt as their environment changes. They were able to apply their Geography learning to describe the wilderness and also spotted the presenters using the adventurous vocabulary we have been studying in our reading sessions. The children particularly enjoyed observing the astounding wing span of a Golden Eagle and the soft, downy coat of the Artic Hare.