Last half term children continued to be excited by their science topics and are already being engaged by their new science topics this half term.
Year 1 will be looking forward to learning about seasonal changes, observing changes in weather and day length across the four seasons. They will start the topic by exploring the transition from winter to spring, recording what the trees look like and the clothes people wear.
This half term Year 2 are continuing to learn about the use of everyday materials. In a recent lesson the children took part in an experiment to see which materials were waterproof. Their result showed that tin foil and cling film were the most waterproof materials.
Year 3 will begin to explore the topic of animals including humans, with a focus on the skeleton and nutrition of human beings. Throughout the half term the children will be learning to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will also identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
In Year 4 the children will be continuing to learn about states of matter. So far this term the children have shown great enthusiasm during practical lessons and some particular highlights have been conducting investigations such as 'Does gas have weight?' and 'How can we impact the rate of changing state?'.
As part of their animals and living things topic in Year 5 they dissected flowers and labelled the parts used for plant reproduction. The children then compared what we found with that of Daisies and Dandelions to look for similarities and differences. Discussions were also had about how seeds are transported and what part animals and humans must play in the survival of plant species.
Finally, this half term Year 6 will be investigating living things and their habitats. Throughout the half term they will learn to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, and also give reasons for these classifications. Their first lesson for this topic involved developing their own classifications for zoo animals and then designing their own zoos, thinking carefully about the layout by grouping similar habitats.