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The children looked at some pre-prepared photographs of leaves. We then discussed what we noticed about the leaves. We then went into the woodlands to see if we could find the leaves.

Learning Objective: I can observe plant growth from seed to full growth. (Observations over time)


Today we recapped what a plant needed to grow which is water, sunlight and nutrients from in soil. We planted 3 pots of cress seeds. We are going to investigate what happens if seeds have no water, if seeds have no light and if seeds have water and sunlight. 

Learning Objective: I can observe plant growth from seed to full growth. (Observations over time)


This afternoon we discussed what is needed for a plant to grow. We know that a plant needs food from soil, water and sunlight. We then planted our own sunflower. We decided the best place to keep our sunflowers. We are going to  observe our sunflowers grow over time.

Learning Objective: Working scientifically by: Using their senses to compare  different textures, sounds and smells. 


This afternoon we used our senses to compare different objects, textures, sounds and smells. To test our hearing, we listened to a range of sounds and had to guess what the sound was. We then played a memory game where we used our eyes to remember key pictures and had to identify 3 objects at close range. To test our touch, we used feely boxes where we had to put our hand in the boxes and describe what we could feel without looking. There was a teddy, sticky jelly and a shell. After that, we tested our sense  of smell. In the pots were lemon, floral spray, and white vinegar.  Finally, we used our mouth to taste different foods. We had to  think of a word to describe each one. The foods tasted were crisp, chocolate and crackers. Each child made notes in their own ‘five senses sheet’.

Learning Objective: Identify and name a variety of common animals including some fish, some amphibians, some reptiles, some birds and some mammals.


This afternoon we learned about different animal groups and what characteristics each group has. We then sorted animals into the different groups. 

Learning Objective: Identify and name a variety of common animals including some  fish, some amphibians, some reptiles, some birds and some mammals.


Working Scientifically: I can use secondary sources to research animals.


This afternoon we used the iPads to research animal classification. We scanned QR codes to access website that gave lots of information about the classifications.


Learning Objective: I can identify and name a variety of common animals including some fish, some amphibians, some reptiles, some birds and some mammals.


This afternoon, we played a quick draw game. We worked in pairs, one of the          children were allowed to see the photograph of the animal and that child named and described the animal to their partner who couldn’t see the image.  The child  drawing was allowed to ask questions to help clarify what it looks like.  Such as “Which way is it looking?” “How many eyes does it have?” “What shape is its beak?”  “Does it lay eggs?”


L.O: I can describe other features that change through the year.


Today we went outside to look for signs of Autumn. We also collected lots of different leaves that we found on our playground. We then identified the leaves that we found by using our Autumn leaf challenge. 

Learning Objective: I can test the properties of materials.


Today we wanted to investigate the best material to use to make a coat for "Jack". We used tissue, tinfoil, paper and plastic. The children wrote a prediction about which material would work best. We then tested all the materials by pouring water on to a figure. We learnt that tissue and paper are not effective as the figure got wet and ripped and tin foil and plastic were the most effective as they are waterproof. 



Working Scientifically: I can discuss the properties of materials 

This afternoon, the children investigated the properties of different materials. They tested to see if each object could twist, bend, stretch and be squashed. The children independently conducted their own testing. At the end, we invested each object as a class.

Today we celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday! We read some of George’s Marvellous Medicine and then we decided to create some of our own experiments!


For our first experiment, we put a gummy bears in a test tube of water. In one test tube we added warm water and in the other cold and we observed what happened to the bear. The next experiment, we placed skittles in a bowl with water and watched what happened. In our final experiment, we created our own volcano using vinegar, food colouring and bicarbonate of soda!

Today 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.