KHOJ UPDATES -2.12.22 | 4H & 4E

The students of 4H and 4E are enthusiastic about continuing their learning journey on
their third field visit to Sultanpur. They set off for Sultanpur National park at 7:00 am and
reached there around 8.00 am. On arrival, they relished the sumptuous breakfast
spread and bournvita milk. Then, they are given some solo time to settle in and enjoy
the serenity and tranquility of nature. The third visit began with a recap of the previous
experiences, which serves as a springboard for new learning.
Students got into groups with experts to review their first visit, followed by a game on
Migratory birds. Students enjoyed the game thoroughly and learnt the importance of
migration and the challenges faced by migratory birds.
During this visit, students will delve deeper into the Wetland Ecosystem and gather
information on various components of this ecosystem. They will be observing various
species found in the Wetland Ecosystem. In addition, students explored different biotic
components of the wetlands and how they help each other survive through food chains
and webs.
With the help of the experts, students will conduct soil activity to understand this
ecosystem’s biotic and abiotic components. This activity will help students to understand
the importance of soil and why it is an abundant feature of wetlands.The student will be
given a beverage break around 11:30 am.
They will spend time with experts to review their field notes and share their wonder
questions and observations. This session helps students to clear any doubts or
misconceptions they have from their previous knowledge.
Lunch will be served at 1 pm. After enjoying lunch, students will relax and enjoy free
time. They will play a Bird bingo game to learn about different wetland birds. Afterwards,
the experts will hold a session on bird migration in the interpretation centre. To conclude
the day’s learning experience, experts will conduct circle time to consolidate their
learning and understanding.
They will be served evening snacks by 4:15 pm. Students leave for their journey back
around 4:45 pm.

KHOJ UPDATES -1.12.22 |4D & 4I

Grade 4 D and 4 I students took an hour-long journey and reached Sultanpur around 7:50 am . After some solo time and breakfast, they went over their learnings and wonder questions from the last visit, which was centered on the forest ecosystem.

The students began their learning of the wetland ecosystem with a game based on migratory birds. Afterward, they proceeded to the wetland ecosystem to observe the biotic and abiotic elements, such as birds, plants, and other animals, including insects, reptiles, and mammals. In the wetland ecosystem, they will also observe food chains and food webs. This will be followed by an exercise in which they will examine the biotic and abiotic components of the soil in the wetland. After a brief review of the wetland ecosystem, they will have lunch.

Thereafter, the class will discuss migratory birds and play a game involving bird spotting. A reflective discussion will bring their eventful day to a close in which they will also attempt to find the answers to some intriguing questions. They will then have snacks and depart around 4:45 pm.

KHOJ UPDATES: 30.11.22 | 4A, 4B and 4F

Despite the onset of winters our young naturalists of 4A, 4B and 4F were full of excitement and thrill for their 3rd Khoj visit to Sultanpur.

All the buses departed from school by 6:55 am and reached Sultanpur National Park by 7:55 am. After reaching the park, students relished a breakfast of stuffed parathas, veg sandwich, egg bhurji, bread jam and bournvita milk. They enjoyed solo time and then reviewed their second Khoj visit with facilitators. After this they played a game that focused on the threats/dangers that migratory birds are facing on their route as they travel from one place to another.

Students observed and studied the Wetland Ecosystem. They build their understanding of its biotic (producers- submerged,emerged, floating plants and trees, consumers-birds and animals, decomposers) and abiotic components. Students also studied the soil of the wetland to learn about its biotic and abiotic components and the importance of this composition. They then discussed how this soil composition is different from the Forest Ecosystem.

They were provided with a beverage break around 11:45 pm.This will be followed up by reviewing the information gathered on Wetland Ecosystem.

Students will be served lunch around 1:00 pm and post lunch they will have some free time with their friends. After lunch, students will learn about migration through a session with experts and visit the Interpretation Centre. Post this, a bird bingo game has been planned in which students will spot and identify different birds of the Wetland Ecosystem. Thereafter, a circle time is planned for students to share their learnings and high points of the day. 

They will be served evening snacks by 4:15 pm and are expected to leave for their journey back around 4:45 pm.