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.
To start our growing topic we have read the story Jaspers Beanstalk and the information book How a seed grows into a sunflower. After these stories the children have all planted a sunflower and outside have planted beans, radishes, spring onions and carrots.
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!
In Science this afternoon Year 1 have been investigating what plants need to grow and we can’t wait to watch our own plants that we’ve planted grow over the next few weeks.
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?
Have you seen the full moon tonight, Y5? Does it always look like this? Keep checking the moon each evening to see the different shapes. Can you see a pattern?
Following the story ‘Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy the children have created some fabulous works of art. The bears they have painted are brilliant! Super space bottle rockets have been zoomed around the classroom. Boxes and cardboard tubes were joined together to create more super rockets and on Thursday the children used shapes to print aeroplanes.
You have all worked so hard, we are very proud of you!
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We investigated what happens when we mix different liquids with bicarbonate of soda before deciding which would be the best fuel for our mini rockets. Vinegar and lemon juice created the most fizz so we went for those. Apologies to our cleaning staff who will now have to clean our ceiling!!!
In the Nursery this week we shared the story Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. Following the story the children worked really hard creating their own owl baby, well done children they are fabulous!