Staff Co-ordinator: Miss K. Hepple
Link Governor: Mrs. A. Johnson
Statement of Intent:
This Spring half term we have been looking at Materials. We have explored different materials and their uses. We can explain why materials are used for different purposes. We carried out an experiment to look at how different materials can be changed, for example; squashing or pulling them. We have looked at recycling and the effects that rubbish id having on the world. We have been creative and made our own recycle junk monsters, using things we have collected from home.
We have been exploring Light in Science. We have looked at light sources and renewable energy sources. We have used iPads to research nocturnal animals and made our own fact files to share with our peers. We made shadow puppets and performed a little sketch, it was great fun. Finally, we learnt about light festivals, focusing on Diwali. We made our own Rangoli patterns and learnt about the story of Rama and Sita.
11.10.19- As part of space week, Class 2 have been working hard to describe their own planets! They used some lovely expanded noun phrases to describe what their planet looks like and had lots of fun deciding on 4 things they would take with them if they were on a space mission!
Pippa the dentist, came into talk to us during assembly. This linked with our topic as we are learning all about animals and humans through their stages of growing and developing and taking care of ourselves, including a healthy diet.
The children wrote up about Pippa’s visit and included some great facts in their recounts.
We took part in Space week. The children loved learning about the planets and went on to create their own. They thought carefully about the features of their planets and what might live there. They then thought about 4 things that they would like to take with them, should they be an astronaut.
29.01.20- Class 3 had a visit from Zoo Lab on Wednesday! We learnt a lot about the myths and legends behind different animals such as spiders and snakes! Each child was given the opportunity to touch the animals as well as ask some very interesting questions!
22.01.20-Children used laptops and iPads to research the 3 different rock types; sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. The children collected their information and recorded it into a fact file including writing and pictures.
07 – 11.10.19- Class 3 have been doing lots of fun things to celebrate World Space Week. We had a discussion in a class assembly and used this knowledge to complete further activities. The children interviewed each other, asking questions they would like to ask Tim Peake. We also took part in a crew strength class in the hall, it was very tiring! To finish off our learning, we worked in groups to participate in a space quiz, we all had lots of fun!
02.10.19- The children in Class 3 have been having lots of fun making skeletons from natural resources. We even labelled them using the correct bone names!
Since September, we have been learning about living things and habitats. This includes, the seven life processes, classifying living things in their local and wider environment. The children have enjoyed identifying the differences between animals their habitats, and environmental effects on the world.
Experiment on Pulse Rates
Our circulatory system-In science this term, Class 5 have been learning about the human circulatory system. This is a very complicated unit within the curriculum and therefore to make it fun and interactive for the children, they were tasked with designing and making their own board game based on the circulatory system.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and were incredibly creative in designing games! The use of key vocabulary was extraordinary while the children were working on their games.
The children then took turns in playing each other’s games and giving feedback.
During the evaluation, the children identified what had gone well, how they would improve the game and what they had learnt from the activity.
“The games were fun to make and very educational.” Owen (Aged 10)
“The games were fun to play but you were actually learning something while playing them.” Tyla (Aged 11)
“We have learnt lots about the circulatory system and how the blood is pumped around the body.” Dailey (Aged 11)
Animals including Humans- This half term, Class 5 have been learning about the Human Body and in particular the Circulatory system. This is a tricky topic but the children have enjoyed the challenge. They have learnt about parts of the heart and lungs; how blood is circulated around our bodies and how water and nutrients are transported around the human body.
Next in this unit, we will be looking at the impact of living a healthy and unhealthy lifestyle on the human body.
Predators and Prey- Science – Class 5 – Predators and Prey 2019
10.10.19- As part of Space Week, Class 5 completed a reading comprehension to find out further facts about the moon landing 50 years ago!