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Science

We are getting really good at selecting which Science Enquiry skill we are working on in different lessons.

We 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.  

Research

We researched and wrote reports about the life and work of Sir David Attenborough, one of the world's most famous naturalists. We were interested to learn about his passion for campaigning to alert people to protect our planet.

Grouping and Classifying

We 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.

Grouping and Classifying

 

Beech class were given a variety of pictures of different animals.  They had to decide how we could group and classify these living things into different groups.  There was some very interesting discussions taking place.  

Observing over time

 

To begin our Living things and habitats topic, we explored our local environment for evidence of the different living things we could find.  We took photos and will return in the Summer term, so that we can observe what changes have occurred over time.

Gestation Gurus- Pattern Seeking

 

We played a game to see if we could work out the different gestation periods for different mammals.  We learned that gestation is the process by which a mammal grows a baby and is the time between conception and birth.  Once we had worked out the correct gestation periods for different mammals, we were challenged to spot any patterns in the results.  We realised that there was a link between the size of the animal and how long it carried a baby for before giving birth.  

In most cases, the larger the animal the longer period of gestation.  Therefore, the smaller the animal, the shorter gestation time. 

 

We then carried out our own research to investigate if other animals followed this pattern and relationship.

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