Mirrors and Reflections
Today, in Science, we looked at reflections! Together we investigated reflective surfaces, how reflections work and the scientific processes involved by taking part in three different challenges:
In pairs, we wrote secret messages to one another by…
Class 2 Shadows
Yesterday, whilst the sun was out, Class 2 took the opportunity to start a shadow investigation. We drew around Lizzy's shadow, with chalk, on the playground. We repeated the investigation each hour to see if Lizzy's shadow moved.
We made sure we carried out a fair test…
Class 1 are really looking forward to celebrating Geraldine's Birthday on Friday. We have enjoyed baking her some cakes ready for the party. We hope she likes them!
Geraldine teaches us our new sounds. We want to say thank you to her for helping us learn.
Pupil blog by Ava and Liam
Light and Dark
Our new topic in Science is light and dark. This week we were investigating light.
For the investigation we needed:
- A cardboard box
- Some small objects
- A pencil
- A torch
To begin with we put small holes using the pencil in the top…
Class 2 Weather Forecasts
Class 2 have been learning all about the different seasons and the weather across the UK. In groups, we wrote our own weather forecasts and filmed ourselves reading them.
Class 1 have been reading The Little Red Hen
We enjoyed retelling the story and made masks of the different characters. We liked exploring the wheat and flour and thinking about where our food comes from. We also thought about whether we would share the bread with the animals if we were the…
We have been exploring all the sights and sounds of Autumn. The children have been counting and counting conkers, sweeping up leaves and sorting the leaves and sticks by size. What fun we've had celebrating Autumn!
Can states of matter change from one to another?
This week we have been investigating whether gases, liquids and solids can change from one the other. Our investigations showed they can!
Evaporation is the process of turning a liquid into a gas, it happens all around us,…
Class 4 enjoyed experimenting and investigating shadows this week. They wanted to find out whether certain materials created a coloured or textured shadow! After planning and predicting, they discovered that coloured transparent materials create a coloured shadow (eg.…
Class 2 are Scientists!
Class 2 have been making predictions today in science. We have each predicted (in mm) how much rain will fall in the next week. We have placed a rain gauge in the soil to collect the rain each day. Every afternoon we will check the gauge and record our results on our…
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…
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…
Weekly blog by Millie B and Poppy
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
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…
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
- Nuts and seeds
We then had great…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
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.
Today we have been looking at the 5 different food groups that make up the Government recommended Eatwell Plate;
- fruit and vegetables
- sugars and fats
We have been learning about what each food group does for our bodies and what…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
Weekly blog by Charlie and Liberty
In science this week our task was to make our own magnetic compasses.
- A bar magnet
- A flat plastic lid
- A plastic bowl
- Compass template
We had to:
- Cut the compass template out and stick it on the plastic lid
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…
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…
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…
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
Pushes and Pulls
Today we started our 'Forces and Magnets’ topic by talking about different types of forces. These included:
- Magnetic force
- Air resistance
- Spring force
We discussed examples of pulling and pushing and…
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!
- have explored a variety of rocks and grouped them in different ways according to their observable features and attributes