Our Natural World

In Term 4, pupils across the whole school learned about Our Natural World.

P1/2B have been exploring the different habitats in the world around us. They started with woodland’s in Scotland then moved on to the Rainforest and under the sea. They went on a trip to the Science Centre and had fun exploring different elements of our natural world: space, air, land and animals. They also visited Duthie Park for a Mini Beast hunt!

P1/2W have been learning about the natural habitats around the world and how they differ from our own in Scotland. They loved how colourful the birds were so we drew our own toucans. They also learned how to write an informational poster about a jungle animal.

P2 have been learning about the natural habitats around the world and how they differ from our own in Scotland. We looked at basic life cycles and animals, plants need to survive in the wild. We looked at conservation and the importance of saving the planet. 

P4/3 have been learning about Rainforests as well as the similarities and differences they share with Scotland. They have compared the climate, animals and plants. Finally, we learnt about deforestation and the rate that trees are being cut down. As the eco committee, we discussed ways that we can help reduce this.


P4 have been learning about properties and characteristics of living things. They have looked into how plants live and grow and the stages of the life cycle of a plant. To understand this better, they planted their own flowers and have observed the growth of them. They also learned about animals in different habitats and how habitats and animals work together in an ecosystem. 

P5 have been learning about different organisms: plants, animals and micro-organisms. They began the topic by classifying animals into different groups. Then they created life cycles on Scratch! They loved using coding to show our learning. They then learned about habitats and created our own dioramas. They then investigated micro-organisms by exploring the conditions in which mould grows. They finally  learned about the life cycle of a plant and labelled the parts of a plant, and explored pollination and were very interested in how different plants pollinate.

P6 have been learning about animals and their habitats, plants and microorganisms. They have conducted science experiments, including investigating the conditions in which mould grows the fastest. They have also learnt more about what plants need to grow and can describe the process of photosynthesis.