RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch
We counted the birds we could see around school for an hour. We added our results to the national survey by the RSPB. We saw 44 birds in total and our most popular 'spot' was the blackbird!
We have been investigating food.
This half term we are looking at the topic of 'Light'.
This week we have been finding out about shadow sizes and light source angles.
We tested shadow puppets to see what would happen if a light source was nearer or further away from an object and to see if the angle of a light source altered the size.
We have been finding out about shadows this week and learning new terminology. We know the words opaque, translucent and transparent.
We know that a shadow is formed when a light source can't travel through an object.
We know that darkness is the absence of light.
We have been excavating chocolate chips from cookies as a way to see what it is like for paleontologists excavating fossils. We could use cocktail sticks to scrape our cookie and free the chips. It was very hard and time consuming. We had to record our findings on a co-ordinates grid.
This week we had a rock competition in class. We saw how all of our chosen rocks were different, from the number of holes to layers and stripes.
We have been investigating magnet strength this week. We thought of our own questions and designed our own experiments.
We have been exploring and observing magnets in Science today.
This week we have been investigating friction. We tested a range of materials to see which one would slow down a car on a ramp.
This week in Science we have been investigating forces. We looked at a range of objects and materials and investigated how they could be moved. We found out a little about gravity, friction, push, pull and wind force.