We looked at a range of objects made out of plastic and listed their properties to find out why plastic is so useful
We listened to the story 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird ' by Eric Carle then thought about what the ladybird did not want to share. This led the discussion onto Food Chains.
We did some research about ants to find the answers to our questions then presented what we had found out on factsheets about ants
Living things in the wildlife garden at the end of April
After 1 week
We are measuring the weekly growth of a tulip bulb and finding out more about conditions needed for germination
Will a seed grow without light?
We planted sunflower seeds in two pots of watered soil then put one pot on the windowsill and another in a dark cupboard to find out.
After 1 week
The children were given some objects to sort ( seeds and bulbs) and they were asked to think of ways to sort them. They had to think of their own criteria. They worked in pairs. At first most children ordered the objects from the smallest to the biggest. After some discussion they sorted them into big and small or big medium and small. They were then asked to work together to sort for a different criteria.Between them all they came up with colour - light / dark, pattern - spotty/ stripy, texture - bumpy/ smooth and shape long /round.
The children looked at a bottle of clear liquid then predicted what was in it giving their reasons.
The bottle was opened and a hissing sound was heard. The children were asked to explain why it made that sound.
The lemonade was poured into transparent cups then the children had to predict what would happen if raisins were added. They then had to describe and explain what actually happened.
Further predictions and tests observations were carried out.
We made Rocket Mice and went outside to launch them!
We worked in groups of three finding who'se mouse went the furthest, recording the distances on a floor graph. We measured the distance each mouse travelled then thought about how we could make the mouse go even further.
We investigated why it is important to brush our teeth thoroughly for two minutes twice a day
Banana, Weetabix and saliva (water) all chewed up by our teeth (duplo brick)
We found out how easily germs can be passed on by shaking hands around a circle. All hands had some glitter transferred onto them.
We looked at the Eatwell Guide before designing a healthy Pizza. We made sure there was something from each food group on our designs
We looked at a selection of cereals and voted for the one we thought was the healthiest.
We put them in rank order from the most healthy to the least healthy and justified our reasons for their position on post its. Then we looked at the actual sugar content in each cereal and put them in order from the cereal with least amount of sugar to the cereal with most amount of sugar. After we had seen the amount of sugar a small bowl of cereal, we voted again for the most healthy cereal.
Naughty Nora the puppy is not yet house trained and has many accidents. The children were asked to help find the best material out of a selection to mop up Naughty Naura's wee!
We tested each material after discussing how to ensure the tests were fair.
We ranked them in order of absorbency