Term 1 2021 - Science

The children have loved getting stuck into their first science topics of the new school year.

Year 1 have started their first new topic called It’s good to be me. The children were challenged to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body.

They all did a fantastic job labelling the different parts of the body and even managed to stay still enough for their teachers to draw round them.

In Year 2 the children have been learning about a range of animals including humans. The children have been looking at the human life cycle and how we all grow. They were lucky enough to meet baby Frankie and had time to ask both Frankie’s Mum and Nanna questions.

Year 3 children have been learning about why humans need the right amounts and types of food. They looked at each food group and how they help our body they then completed their own food pyramid to show food from each food group.

Children in Year 4 have been carrying out investigations to determine if gas has weight.

The balloon filled with air dropped down lower than the empty deflated balloon. They found out that the balloon does this because it is heavier than the deflated balloon proving that gas does have weight.

They then found out what happened when gas is heated. The children watched intensely as Mrs FB put the balloon over the neck of the bottle. The bottle was then placed in very hot water.

The children then discussed if gas could be made from a solid and a liquid. They placed water and the effervescent tablet into the bottle. The balloon was stretched over the neck of the bottle. The effervescent tablet (a solid) dissolved into the water (a liquid) and made carbon dioxide (a gas) which made the balloon inflate. This showed that a solid and a liquid can make a gas.

Year 5 children were challenged to recall the order of the planets and to discuss their size and distance from the sun. The children went outside to measure the distance of each plant from the sun using a scale.

The children soon found that even when using a scale, they would only be able to fit a few planets across the school field.

The children were then asked to carry out research to answer the question: What is it like on other planets in the solar system? They use the information they gathered to create wonderful double page spreads about the planets in the solar system.

In Year 6 children have started their topic on living things and their habitats. They have been learning how to classify living things into broad groups according to common observations. Children started by classifying animals by placing them into one of the following groups: mammal, vertebrate, amphibian or invertebrate.

The children then moved onto looking at the similarities and differences of plants. They worked on giving reasons for their classification based on specific characteristics of the plants.