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Grouping and Classifying

HAWTHORN YEAR 4 - STATES OF MATTER - CLASSIFICATION OF SOLIDS, LIQUIDS AND GASES. In teams, we grouped different everyday products and items into solids, liquids and gases but realised many materials overlapped and needed a mix of properties to describe them.

Beech class have been learning about the different phases of the moon and used oreo cookies to represent a model of how the different stages.  We explored how we only see part of the moon at different times of the lunar cycle and why this was the case.

Beech class carried out a fun activity to try and model the order of the planets in the Solar system along with trying to show the distance between each planet.  We ended up outside the classroom to model this!

Carrying on from our lesson last week, the children in Elm class today had to look around the classroom and find different objects. They then had to categorise what material it was made from. Their challenge was to find an object made from each of the materials ;wood, plastic, glass, brick and metal. 

Today in Elm class, the children were given a range of objects and asked to group them into five different categories the children worked  together. The  children worked together to identify what the objects were and how to group them. First some children grouped them into different colours. All children were able to orally explain their initial groupings.


We then discussed the properties of each object and identified the five different materials the objects were made from. Each table then classified the objects made from the same material. We also discussed objects that were made from two different types of material and how we could group these.

Beech class have been learning about how flowers use pollination to reproduce.  We dissected a lily to explore the different parts of the flower, including learning the scientific names for the male and female parts of the flower.  We also used the Easi-Scope microscopes to look closely at the smaller parts of the flower including the ovary and ovules.  

Cedar Class began their States of Matter topic by grouping and classifying a range of items into solids, liquids and gases. We examined some products physically to help our understanding.

Grouping and Classifying

Beech class worked in small groups to sort the life cycles of different animals that had become muddled up into the correct order.  This helped us to explore the similarities and differences between the life cycle of different classes of animal.  We created a giant Venn diagram to explore the similarities between the life cycles of birds and mammals.

After studying the function of teeth, Year 3 grouped the different types of teeth together and in small groups made our own insicors, canines, pre-molars and molars, using a plasticine jaw and polymorph teeth.