Staff Co-ordinator: Miss A. Hunter-Purvis
Link Governor: Mrs. A. Johnson
Statement of Intent:
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
Properties and Changes of Materials – Our focus in Science has been Properties and Changes of Materials. The children have enjoyed completing experiments and predicting whether certain materials would dissolve. We have a clear understanding of what the key scientific words, ‘soluble’ and ‘insoluble’ mean.
September 2020- February 2021
Where does weather come from? – In Science, we have been investigating “Where does the weather come from?” The children have learnt about seasonal changes focusing on the transition from autumn to winter. We enjoyed making a weather station to record the weather outside our classroom.
Animals Including Humans – In Science, we have been investigating “Animals Including Humans.” The children have learnt to classify and compare animals, as well as finding out what animals eat.
We have also looked at seasonal changes. We explored some of the school grounds noting how things change during autumn.
Exploring Light – In Science, the children have been exploring light. They have investigated sources of light and animals that come out after dark. They sorted animals into nocturnal and diurnal animals. The children have then looked at some famous scientists and how their work has an impact on the ways we live our lives today.
Animals Including Humans – In Science, the children have been investigating animals and humans and their development through the different stages of life. The children have looked at a mother and its young, how to keep clean, how to look after themselves and a pet and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. One task the children enjoyed was designing a new home for a pet. Some of the ideas we brilliant, including dog trampolines!
Animals Including Humans – Class 3 Science topic this half term is to discuss animals including humans. During the topic, the children will learn about nutrition, food groups, skeletons and muscles. We will be also looking a predators and prey where we will look at the different types of teeth. The children will be creating data table and scientific diagrams to support their work.
Light – This half term in Science, we have been learning all about light. We have taken part in lots of exciting investigations looking at reflections and what different materials do to light. This week we were measuring shadows and observing how they change as the object gets closer and further away from the light source.
The Digestive System – During our first two weeks back at school, we have started looking at our Science topic ‘Animals including Humans’. In particular, we have been looking at the digestive system and the journey our food takes through our body. As a class, we placed the organs in the correct place in the body and labelled them. Then we learnt more about the functions of the organs we had labelled.
Forces – Class 5 have been focusing on forces this half term. We have completed lots of different investigations. One of our favourite’s being air resistance. The children created parachutes using different materials and tested these to figure out which one created the most air resistance.
Living Things and Their Habitats – Class 5 Science topic this half term is to discuss living things and their habitats. During the topic, the children will learn about the life process of reproduction as well as gaining an understanding of MRS GREN. We will also be making comparisons between the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds.
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