It has been an exciting couple of weeks in school because of the science fortnight. We have very much enjoyed conducting and learning from lots of fun and exciting experiments.
It all started with Harry the science boffin coming into school, he demonstrated some amazing experiments for KS1. “Our favourite experiment was when Harry made elephants toothpaste!”
Our first experiment was ‘Which temperature of hot chocolate melted the marshmallows in the quickest time?’ We found out that the hotter the hot chocolate the quicker the marshmallow melted.
For our next experiment we wondered ‘which bottle filled with different amounts of vinegar would react to blow up the balloon the most?’ Like true science boffins, we made a prediction. We then tested this as a class. Our result was the more vinegar in the bottle, the bigger the chemical reaction with the baking powder was and the larger the balloon got.
As well as all of these fun experiments, we have also been focusing on how to keep our bodies healthy. First, we learnt about the about the parts of the human body and then we linked the body parts to our senses. We tasted, smelt, felt and looked at different types of fruit.
We found another way of keeping healthy was good hygiene. We all learnt how to clean our teeth, we even got to take our own toothbrush home!
We have learnt so much during science fortnight, we hope you enjoy looking at our pictures!
How do we keep our bodies healthy?
Welcome back! We hope you are all ready to learn about our exciting new topic. This half term we are focusing on healthy eating. There are many stimulating learning opportunities to concentrate on. We have started our topic by thinking of questions that we want to find the answer for by the end of this half term. Hopefully, what we have in store will answer them!
Within our literacy lessons, children will be enjoying a range of books linked to food, traditional tales and non-fiction texts. We will create our own stories based upon a familiar tale. We will also learn how to create effective persuasive posters through the use of powerful language.
We will focus a lot on science this half term due to the science fortnight. This starts on the 6th March, we will take part in fun experiments and develop our scientific questioning skills. Pupils will begin to record and measure findings from different investigations.
In numeracy we will still be focusing heavily on calculation. We will begin to look at multiplication and division. Many of these lessons will be conducted in a practical way. We will also focus on fractions, this links nicely to the healthy eating topic as we can look at fractions of amounts of food.
Finally, in topic we will be looking at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We will study his work and create our own piece using fruit and vegetables.
In DT we will have the chance to get creative! We will design and make fruit kebabs. This will help the children understand where different types of healthy food come from.