In Year One, we have lots of super scientists who have been learning all about the different animal groups. Yesterday we learned about reptiles and amphibians and we wanted to share some of our super Science with you!
Today Year One have learned how to tell if an animal is a mammal or a bird. I am sure that there are some super smart Year One scientists who will reply to this post to teach you how to tell if an animal is a bird or a mammal too!
Here is some of our super Science work from today:
We have been so impressed with Year One’s weather watch. Lots of you have drawn pictures to show what the weather is like and even used the internet to find out the temperatures! I think some of these weather charts could make the real Weather Channel! I hope your weather can bring us some blue skies soon!
On Thursday the children in Year 1 were very lucky to be joined by Theo and his Dad from their living room via a virtual meeting using Teams. Our topic this half term has been all about dinosaurs and as part of our science lessons we have been learning about fossils. Mr Campbell (Theo’s Dad) is an expert on fossils and dinosaurs, as is Theo, and they very kindly presented lots of information to the children at school as well as showing us some very impressive fossils. One fossil actually belongs to Mr Campbell which he discovered himself in Yorkshire. Theo also made a brilliant volcano poster.
Here is the link to this video so you too can watch the meeting and find out all about fossils, dinosaurs and volcanoes.
We were really excited to welcome back our Gardening Club after a break over winter. There were some new faces joining us who all seem keen. We had a chat about what we would like to achieve this year and about a couple of projects to get involved in. We then had a look around the garden areas and spotted some signs of spring – buds on some trees, frogspawn and a few flowers beginning to bloom. Our new polytunnel is underway thanks to our caretaker and we can’t wait until we can get to work in there. Each year we send for potatoes from Grow your Own and some of us planted these in grow bags. We are hoping to get another good harvest this year.
If anyone has any spare gloss or paint suitable for painting wood outdoors, we would really appreciate it as next week we are getting started painting our plant boxes. Thanks.
After learning about wild plants such as poppies, periwinkles, bluebells and brambles in Science, Year 1 then went on a plant hunt around our school grounds. We found lots of daisies and nettles!
We’ve been learning all about the Solar System in science today. First we used play dough to show the relative sizes of the planets as well as using them to show how all the planets orbit the sun. We then made our own cardboard models to show how the Earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the Earth.
Questions : How many days does it take for the Earth to orbit the sun? How many days does it take for the moon to orbit the Earth?