When we went to the zoo, we had a look at behind the scenes of how the zookeepers and the vets look after the animals in the zoo. We learnt that there are 11,000 animals in the zoo and 5 vets.
We visited the wildlife health care centre and learnt how the animals are given vitamins and minerals and why they are important. We also learnt how the zookeepers tranquillise the animals if they need to be treated at the zoo hospital.
We saw a Tree Kangaroo in the operating room. The vet was taking some blood from the animal's tail and checking his eyes and ears. The animal was given special medicine to make him sleep so that he did not feel anything.
We also went into the kitchen where the zookeepers were preparing food for the animals. We saw lots of vegetables being washed and cut up.
We learnt about the different kinds of teeth herbivores, carnivores and omnivores have and we looked at the skulls of these animals and were able to feels the molars, incisors and canines. We saw a huge elephant tooth!
When we were walking about, we did see a peacock, butterflies, bees, a few Manta Rays in a pond and a monkey in the tree by the entrance of the zoo.
Our Chinese New Year Assembly!
This week, we looked at how human action affect other living things by visiting Mr Aik, our security guard who looks after the plants in our school. He showed us what he does to make sure the plants are well cared for at the front of the school. He talked to us about the importance of watering the plants, feeding the plants by giving them fertiliser, using a special spray to get rid of bugs and getting rid of the weeds. All this helps the plants to grow into strong and healthy plants and trees. We had great fun watering the plants!
We think Mr is being helpful to the plants by looking after them.
We then had a look around the school campus and found plants that we know that Mr Aik looks after and the ones he does not. We noticed that the big trees like the Banyan tree and the field plants are looked after by nature and not Mr Aik.
We are responsible for watering the plants in our classroom and the bamboo trees in the little playground.
We had a fantastic sunny day for our field trip to Sungei Buloh! It was very exciting and interesting learning about the animals and plants that live in the wetlands reserve. A guide helped us to learn facts about the animals and plants in the Mangrove boardwalk area. We saw bats, monitor lizards, dragonflies, mosquitos, fish, turtle, ants, spiders, crabs and mudskippers. We saw many different types of plants and trees and we learnt about the ginger plant, the coconut trees, the Bamboo trees, the Sea-Hibiscus and the Pong Pong tree that has poisonous fruit that looks like a mango!
Our Mystery Reader - Andy's mum!
Our new unit of inquiry's central idea is, 'Human actions affect other living things.'
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