This morning, Year 6 investigated plant adaptations.
We have worked together to observe how easily the water drains away from each leaf or how it stays on the leaf for a longer period of time.
Using pipettes to mimic rainfall, we have investigated the shape and surface of the leaf to see if it would survive in a tropical environment – the rainforest.
Here’s a few more gorgeous Y5 babies. How many can you name?
As part of our work on life cycles, we had a ‘Guess the Baby’ competition. How many of these beautiful babies do you recognise?
On Monday afternoon, Year 4 braved the rain clouds to head out into the school grounds and explore the different habitats that we can find in our immediate vicinity.
We looked at our woodland area, the garden area and the pond. The children thought about different animals that we could expect to find there, and also thought about how we could attract a greater variety of wildlife to each area.
Well done Year 4!
To continue our Food topic, we have been exploring around the pond area, hunting for insects. We have enjoyed finding creatures and thinking about what they eat and whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. In the compost bin we spotted something ….and enjoyed debating and using classification keys to decide if it was a frog or a toad.
Today Year 4 have been looking at food webs to find different food chains.
Here is Leo’s fantastic work.
Year 4 have had a very busy afternoon investigating food chains.
Each of the children were given a card, identifying them as a living thing from a food chain. They had to locate something that they would eat within the room. We then sorted the children into different food chains, and discussed how energy is produced by plants and is transferred along the food chain by consumers. The children identified predators and prey, and we even discussed threats to food chains, including the presence of plastic in the oceans.
The children worked really well and had lots of fantastic discussions. Well done Year 4!
This morning the nursery children have visited the school pond. The children show fantastic investigative skills and were able to find lots of creatures that live in the pond. Jack said “ I like the tadpoles thin tails”. We also found Water Beatles, Water Snails and Damson fly nymphs. Alfie and Aliza kept on looking for a frog but we didn’t find any this time, a good reason to go back soon! Scarlett said she liked the Pond Skater the best and Nina found the biggest Newt.
In our last science club, we made delicious Scotch Pancakes, learning lots about the science of cooking.
Wow, what an exciting time we had today pond dipping! We found three newts, lots of tadpoles and pond snails, dragon fly nymphs and a really big toad! Well done to all the children for being so sensible around the pond.