Year 4 explore the adaptations of animals native to South America
This week, in Science, Year 4 have been exploring the adaptations of animals native to South America. We discussed the incredibly geographical diversity of this continent and how this has resulted in amazing biodiversity. The girls used their Octavia thinking skills (analysis!) to hypothesise how various creatures were built to survive in their specific habitats - for example, the flamingos that live on the salt flats of the Atacama Desert and the chinchillas that live high in the Andes mountains. Our conversation about this latter animal led to an exploration of endangered species in South America and beyond. The girls were keen to research endangered species and they presented their findings with characteristic passion and empathy!