States of Matter
Today we launched our 'States of Matter' topic in Science. There are 3 states of matter we have been learning about:
Materials in a solid state keep their shape unless a force is applied to them.
Solids can be cut, squashed or twisted. They will not change shape…
What parts of a plant do we eat?
Well, that completely depends on 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
Take a closer…
In Science we are learning about what seeds need to grow into healthy plants. Last week we planted some Marigold seeds. We wanted to carry out a fair test so we planted the seeds in the same pots, amount of soil and used the same amount of water. We put some seeds on the…
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!
This afternoon, we set up an investigation to find out how important the requirements for plant life are. We are going to see if our sunflowers can grow healthy without each requirement. They are:
Class One wanted to conduct an experiment on ice. We decided to find out the answer to the question, what makes ice melt the quickest? We came up with our own ideas of what we could use in the experiment and settled on: salt, heat and water (with one block of ice as a control where we did nothing…
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…
Last week, Class 4 were investigating yeast and set up an experiment to discover in which conditions yeast rises. The experiment required 4 zip up freezer bags which were then filled with different elements.
Each bag contained yeast and then:
Bag A - sugar and…
Endangered Animals by Charlotte
This week in science we researched endangered animals.
An endangered animal is:
- a species that is threatened with extinction;
- a species with a small habitat;
- a species that has a small population.
Me and my partner, Maddy, looked at Bengal…
Class 4 have been enthusiastically learning all about classification. Firstly, we defined classification and thought about reasons in our lives we need to classify items. Next, we discovered more about the scientist, Aristotle, who came up with the idea of classifying all…
- are warm-blooded
- have lungs and need air to breathe
- have ears that stick out
- mothers nurse their young with milk
- give birth to live young
- have fur or hair
- have ear holes instead of ears
- have feathers and wings
- have webbed…
Class 3 thoroughly enjoyed their first science lesson of the term, they began their 'Animal Classification' topic. They worked a team to organise facts and pictures into 6 different categories.