Story by Fimi and Aimen Y4RH | Photo provided by St Catherine’s school
Year 4 at St Catherine’s school made a pond because we were learning about how small actions can change the world.
We started at the beginning of March and finished on the 30th March when we had a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) showcase and set some tadpoles free into our new pond.
The pond is located near the dining room, this is a perfect spot because everyone gets to see it on their way to dinner. The Year 4s worked very hard to dig the pond. To get more people involved we had a ‘big dig’ where parents came in on a Saturday to help us. Everyone worked as a team and the hole looked like a pond by the end of the day.
Mrs Hopewell, a teaching assistant in Y4, said:
“I like learning about all the animals and Y4 have done a fantastic job!”
Jan a Year 4 student said:
“I love seeing more and more creatures everyday.”
“I like pond dipping and at the end of the session releasing the creatures back into the pond.”
Each class will get the chance to go pond dipping on weekly basis.