Willow and Cherry Class recently visted Lettsom Gardens as part of their Science project looking at Micro Habitats. A micro-habitat is a small-scale, specific habitat which supports the survival of certain animals or plants. For instance, a rockpool or a rotting log. A micro-habitat will differ from the larger environment around it, making it particularly suited to one or more species.
Lettsom Gardens is the perfect venue for this exercise. Everyone at Dog Kennel Hill has a chance to play and learn in Lettsom Gardens, the community garden across the road, and some pupils also look after the school allotment there. If you’re in year 3, you’ll know that the gardens are named after an eighteenth century doctor called John Coakley Lettsom, who built a house there called Grove Hill. Dr Lettsom was a man who took the DKH Golden Rule very seriously.
We took a few close ups of our findings, which can be seen in the gallery below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.