Autumn is here!

This week, year one have been learning about the change of seasons and changes in the weather. I think we can all agree that it has definitely got a little chillier these past few weeks!

After a discussion of what happens to the trees and the weather in Autumn, we decided to get our coats on and head outside to look for signs that Autumn is definitely here!

We found lots of beautifully coloured leaves in shades of red, pink, brown, yellow and red. We even found some conkers!

What a lovely afternoon it has been.

Hull Fair comes to KS1

In KS1 this week we have had so much fun carrying out Hull Fair activities.

In Y2, we have been very creative using our senses to describe what we can see, hear, taste, smell and feel at the fair and have written some wonderful poems using lots of adjectives and prepositions.

We have all made chocolate apples and have written some very clear instructions for how to make them.

 

We used our nose, mouth, hands, ears and eyes to work out what was in the senses boxes.

 

We had lots of fun trying to work out what we could see, smell, hear, touch and taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wrote down our responses and compared notes with each other.

We worked incredibly hard all afternoon and had great fun!!

Autumn Term WOW morning

Welcome back children! This week we kicked off the new year with a WOW morning to get us started on our new topic “What makes us tick?”

Children took part in different activities which all related to our heart and the circulatory system. They used materials to simulate how the kidneys filter blood, attempted to protect a teacake ‘heart’ by building a ribcage from different material, made their own blood and examined the different parts and took part in the dissection of a pigs heart!

Well done children – this is going to be an exciting topic!

As well as pumping blood to the rest of our bodies, the heart also needs bloody itself. Reuben is injecting water into the coronary artery to demonstrate how this happens. 

Getting stuck in! Reuben has his fingers in the superior vena cava and  pulmonary artery, making his fingers meet in the right ventricle!

The Zoo Lab Rainforest Experience

Deep in the Y3/4 rainforest, the pupils were treated to a visit from the very experienced and knowledgable Zoo Lab! We had a wonderful day, learning about some of the animals that can be found in the different layers of the rainforest.

We met tallulah the five year old  tarantula that can fire out her hairs as a weapon and method of self defence ( needless to say we didn’t handle her) …

Millie the millipede who helps create healthy soil by eating the rotting leaves and fruits from the forest floor….

The geko that can shed it’s tail if captured by a predator….

Prince the Python that flexes his jaws and swallows his prey whole (gulp!)…

 

Green fingered??

Miss Jeffrey’s class clearly have the ‘green – fingered’ touch as their potato plants are coming along very nicely! We can not say the same for Mrs Hebden’s however!! Perhaps we should seek advice from the gardeners amongst our families as to how we might improve our chances of winning the potato growing competition! All advice welcome!!!

 

Growing Growing Growing

The children have been very busy planting over the past few weeks. We have been watching our cress grow and we planted tomatoes and peas with a partner. We have talked about the things that plants need to grow and have been looking after our plants to make sure they are healthy. Our cress has now grown and is looking lovely. We have been investigating its roots and discussing why they are important. We cannot wait to see how the tomatoes and peas turn out.

The Muddy Boots Club

Each week, the Muddy Boots club have been tending to our plots. You may have seen them if you use the Anlaby Park Road South entrance. The strawberries are coming along nicely and we hope for another successful yield this year. The peas are beginning to spiral up their canes and the radishes are producing a healthy green leaf.