Light Specialists!

Light Specialists

In Science, we are trying to put together a portfolio of our knowledge relating to 'light'. We have learnt about the way in which light travels and how shadows are created with an opaque object. 

We wanted to find out whether the distance of the light source, in relation to…

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Pupil Blog - Science

Pupil Blog by Chloe and Madeleine

States of Matter

This week we have started our new science topic which is ‘states of matter.’ These are solids, liquids and gases.

First of all, we sorted pictures of different objects and materials into groups and decided which of these states they…

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Science - Flowers

Weekly blog by Millie B and Poppy

Paper-copter seeds

In Science, we have been learning about pollinating flowers. Today, we looked at the importance of seeds falling far from their parent tree, as if they fall right underneath they would not have enough space, water or light. It's vital…

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Science - Flowers

Pollinating Flowers by William S

We looked at the reproductive parts of the flower in Science yesterday. The reproductive parts include;

  • Stamen - produces the pollen
  • Stigma - is sticky so it makes the pollen stick to the plant from a bee, it then sends it to the ovaries
  • Style - sends…
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Minibeasts

Our KW Grid 

For our topic input the children told me what they already know about minibeasts. They then had to think of what they would like to know. There were some lovely ideas, such as "does anyone make minibeast art?" and wondering if ladybirds get a new spot every birthday! We put all of…

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Gardening

Planting our sunflowers!

It was time! Our sunflowers were ready to be planted into the flower beds today, we watered the soil and propped them up with gardening canes. We hope they flourish in their now home! 

Take a closer look at our photos in our photo gallery!

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Gardening

Sunflowers

Look at how big our sunflowers are now.. they're just about ready to be planted outside. 

 

At lunchtime, some volunteers helped to move some soil to get the flowers beds ready. We had to move and rake the soil, as well as removing all the weeds! Thank you for helping…

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Pupil Blog - Science

Weekly blog by Emily and Poppy: What do seedlings need to grow well?

In Class 3, for the last three weeks we have been identifying and describing the different parts of plants: roots, stem, leaves and flowers.  We have also been exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth and what…

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Science

What parts of a plant do we eat?

Well, that completely depends of what type of plant it is. Today Class 3 have been classifying plants, according to which part is eaten. There are 6 categories:

  • Stem and shoots
  • Leaves
  • Roots
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Nuts and seeds

We then had great…

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Science

Evolution and Inheritance

During our second Science session we started our learning by examining different types of fox, describing the environment they live in and about how the fox's characterisitcs have adapted to this particular environment. The children discussed ancestors, genetic…

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Science

Plants!

This afternoon Class 3 have been identifying and describing different parts of flowering plants, including the roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. The children took their time, carefully drawing the plants, then labelled and annotated their drawings from their close…

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Science - Plants!

Plants - Roots and Shoots!

Over the Easter holidays, Miss Brown planted us some sunflower seeds so they would turn into seedlings, ready for our science investigations.

This afternoon, we set up an investigation to find out how important the requirements for plant life are. We are going…

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Science

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Class 4's new Science topic launched today. We started with a game of 'Human Guess Who' which we all really enjoyed. The purpose of the game was to highlight human characteristics and our unique features. This led to a discussion about inherited characteristics…

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Pupil Blog - Science

Weekly blog by Evie H and Maddie

This week in Science we have been learning about our muscles and how regular exercise can make them stronger. First we exercised our biceps and triceps using water bottles so that we could feel our muscles working. We had to hold the bottles with our arms…

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Homework Hero

This week’s homework hero is Summer.

Summer collected specimens of the plants in her garden as part of our current science topic 'Ready, Steady, Grow!'. 

Well done Summer!

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Hydroponics

This week in Class 2, our science experiment was all about hydroponics. Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without using soil.

For the experiment, the children set up a test farm. This will allow us to see what conditions are needed in order for seeds to germinate. Before we began, the…

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Science - Keeping Healthy

Bones in the human body! 

This week we have been looking skeletons! We have learnt that not all animals have an internal skeletons and that the presence of this is an important feature in classifying animals. We learnt that a skeleton is needed for support, protection and movement.

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Science - Keeping Healthy

Eatwell Plates 

Today we have been looking at the 5 different food groups that make up the Government recommended Eatwell Plate;

  • carbohydrates
  • fruit and vegetables
  • proteins
  • dairy
  • sugars and fats

We have been learning about what each food group does for our bodies and what…

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Pupil Blog - Science

Weekly blog by Bethany and Evie D

This week in science we started our new topic, keeping healthy. We were put into 6 groups of 4 and were given a client profile. Inside, was an information sheet about the client, their weekly food diary and also a list of questions the clients wanted us to…

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Pupil Blog - Science

Weekly blog by Poppy and Tilly

This week we created magnetic games using the knowledge we have gained during science. In partners we each designed and made the games using paper, paper clips and magnets.

We created different types of games from fishing to cops chasing grannies using our…

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Science

Class 4 creating animals to classify

Written by Evie and Maddie

In Science this week we have been looking at classifying our own made up species. We were challenged to base our imaginary animal on a normal animal with additional features. We created animals such as: dogs with rainbow spots,…

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Science

Magnetic Games!

On Tuesday afternoon Class 3 was a mess, and for a very good reason! The children were using their creativity and imagination to make wonderful magnetic games!

There were 3 different types of games the children made. 

1. Magnetic Fishing

To do this, they made a…

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Pupil Blog - Magnetism

Weekly blog by Charlie and Liberty

In science this week our task was to make our own magnetic compasses.

We needed:

  • A bar magnet
  • A flat plastic lid
  •  A plastic bowl
  • Water
  • Compass template

We had to:

  1. Cut the compass template out and stick it on the plastic lid
  2. Half…
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Science

Classifying Sweets  

Written by Alfie and Lewis

 

On Tuesday afternoon in Science, Class 4 were set the challenge of classifying different types of sweet (this means separating them using a branching key)

The sweets involved were: Rolos, Smarties, Haribo, Liquorice Allsorts and Fruit…

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Science - Forces and Magnets

Magnet Strength 

Today, Class 3 pupils investigated the strength of different magnets. As a class, we brainstormed ideas as to how we would test strength and played around to see which methods would be realistic for us to carry out. We finally decided that we would test the strength of magnets…

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Science - Forces and Magnets

Magnetism

Last week we looked at forces and how they can make an object slow down, speed up or change direction. This week we explored magnets and magnetic forces.

We learnt that magnetism is an invisible force that acts between two materials that do not have to be in direct contact. You…

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Pupil Blog - Forces in Action

Weekly blog by Caden and Chloe S

This week we have being learning about forces in Science. In groups we carried out an investigation to find out how much force is needed to move a toy car on different surfaces.

Prediction: it will take more force to move on a rough surface

Equipment:…

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Science - Forces and Magnets

Pushes and Pulls

Today we started our 'Forces and Magnets’ topic by talking about different types of forces. These included:

  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Twisting
  • Magnetic force
  • Gravity
  • Air resistance 
  • Upthrust
  • Spring force
  • Friction

We discussed examples of pulling and pushing and…

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Science - Rocks and Soils

Rocks and Soils

In Science this term we have been looking at 'Rocks and Soils'.

We have turned into geologists and paleontologists to find out more!

We:

  • have explored a variety of rocks and grouped them in different ways according to their observable features and attributes 

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