Year 2 have been observing and classifying Materials

Our new unit in Year 2 is Materials. We have been looking at different materials and their properties. This week we went outside to look for different materials. We then thought about why some materials are used outside more often than others.

 

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Year 2 have been using videos and book extracts to find out about Florence Nightingale.

The children really enjoyed finding out about the important changes Florence made to health care and why she is such a famous nurse. This was linked to our learning recent learning about hygiene.

Children were able to find the key facts and share their ideas.

Exploring in the Snow December 2021

F1 were very excited to arrive at school today, with the snow falling. Once we had done our morning jobs, we decided to venture outside to explore the snow. Before we set off we asked the children what they thought we should wear. We decided we needed hats, gloves, coats and wellington boots. We spoke about the material of wellington boots and why they were better than our school shoes. One of the children laughed how a few weeks ago they were in shorts and t-shirts at school and how cold they would be if they were wearing that today. We discussed seasons and how it was still autumn although the weather was looking more like winter today. When we set off on our walk on the school grounds, there had  just been a heavy falling of snow. We loved the noise our wellies made crunching in the snow. We went to the corner of the field to the natural area. Two of the boys where very concerned where the bugs had gone, which we had seen under the logs a few weeks before. We discussed them finding somewhere warm underground. We made snow balls and decided the snow was ice and it was really cold. Some of us even made snow angles. Most of all we enjoyed having fun with our friends. We saw Mr Wileman, our site manager, busy putting salt on the ground to melt the ice so that people didn’t fall. Some of the children had remembered the ice melting when we put salt on it on our Tuff Spot a few weeks ago. The children enjoyed exploring in the snow but were pleased to get back to the classroom and get warm.

 

Our trip to the Deep!

What a fantastic trip Year 1 had to the Deep!

                                                     

There were so many exciting animals to look at! Linking with our science topic of ‘animals including humans’ it was a great opportunity to discuss and describe their different body parts and adaptations that help them suit their environment.

   

As we explored further we came across ‘The Kingdom of ice’ zone which immersed the children into Antarctica. We felt a huge ice wall and we discussed how this might be what an iceberg might feel like. We even got to see some penguins!

One of our favourite parts of the trip was our workshop! We played lots of fun games which helped build on our knowledge of the 7 continents and animals that live in the poles! The children have not stopped talking about all the things we saw!

 

Year 6 Science

Lately, the year 6 classes have been looking at their new science topic: light. This week we learnt that light must travel in a straight line. We know in order to see objects, light must reflect off them and goes into our eyes to be focused by the lens and then the retina turns this information into brain signals which are sent to our brain through the optic nerve. We looked at a variety of light sources and how to categorise them.

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Y2 are Pattern Seekers

In Year 2 this week, they are exploring the big idea ‘Do colourful drinks have more sugar?’

They made a prediction of many sugar cubes each drink contains. Then they counted the amount of sugar in each drink.

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Finally, they made their conclusions.

 

Studying scientific secondary sources of evidence in Y6

This week, Year 6 pupils were given a wide range of secondary sources within their science lesson. They worked as teams to classify and group the sources into 3 categories: tobacco, caffeine and alcohol. The children then worked hard to study the sources and evaluate how each of these areas could negatively impact the human body if not consumed sensibly. Each group then collated their findings onto an informative poster – well done Y6!

Do Heavier Objects Fall Faster Than Lighter Objects?

This week, in Science, Year 5 have observed whether heavier objects fall faster than lighter objects. We planned and conducted our experiment in groups. We dropped two beanbags that had different masses from the same height. We observed that both beanbags landed at the same time because they have the same amount of gravitational pull acting on them.