As part of our Diversity unit students will be exploring animal and plant adaptations. To assist with this, the Gr 5 students will be going to the Melbourne Zoo. Through this excursion students will discover the connections between animals past and present – their structural features, adaptations and dependence on delicate ecosystems for survival. Students will also be challenged to classify animals, determine what adaptations they have to help them survive and what threats they are facing in the wild. By understanding what animals require to thrive in the wild, students will learn how they can adapt their behaviour to ensure species survival.
||Thursday 14th November|
|Mode of Transport:||Bus|
|Cost:||$5.00 (The remaining cost of this excursion will be covered by the excursion)|
|Uniform:||Sports Uniform and Hat
Due to the unpredictability of Melbourne’s Weather, it is recommended your child brings a raincoat or rain poncho.
|Lunch:||Students are required to bring a disposable packed lunch, water bottle and healthy snack.|
|Additional requirements:||Small backpack to carry lunch and Science journal|
We would very much appreciate the assistance of some parents on the day so that we can keep our groups to a workable size. If you would like to help and have a valid “Working with Children Check” certification, which has been registered in CareMonkey, and you have been through the St Peter’s Volunteer Interview process, please indicate accordingly below and your child’s teacher will contact you. Due to the responsibility involved in supervising a group of children, you will not be able to bring along pre-schoolers.
Also note that all parents assisting with this excursion will be required to attend a compulsory briefing session on Thursday 14th November in Grade 5 Learning Space at 8.20am.