This half term our Science topic is 'Everyday Materials'. We started the topic by identifying different types of materials and going on a material hunt around school.
We then looked at different objects to explore which materials they are made from before describing their properties.
We then focused on materials that have certain properties and carried out an investigation to discover which materials are waterproof and not waterproof.
We then had a message from Winnie the Witch who had a problem - she wanted to make an umbrella for her next adventure but didn't know which material to use to make it waterproof. The children worked together in small groups to:
Our Science topic this half term is 'My Body'. We started the topic by learning the names for different body parts.
We then focused on the 5 senses - sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.
The children participated in carousel activities when learning about the senses including:
In a few weeks the children will be learning about 'taste' during their D&T lessons about Food.
This half term our Science topic is 'Animals'. The children have learnt about different animal groups and the foods that they eat. We have looked at the body parts of animals and the colour and pattern of their skin.
The children used the sketching skills that they have learnt in Art to sketch their favourite animal so that they can label its body parts.
On March 14th we will be visiting Blackpool Zoo to learn about animals and their habitats. The children will also be participating in a workshop to learn all about minibeasts. Please return permission slips and the correct money to school as soon as possible.
The children have been learning about minibeast eyes in Science this week. They used special bug viewers to explore the classroom to learn how a minibeast can see.
Throughout this half term the children will be learning all about plants. They have explored daffodils closely and have identified the main parts of a plant.
The children have identified what plants need to grow. They followed instructions to plant sunflower seeds. We will be watching them grow over the next few weeks.
This half term we will be learning all about 'Seasonal Changes'. The children will be looking at the seasons in more detail by finding out how they are linked to the months of the year, describing the different seasons and finding out about weather in Spring and Summer.