Posts Tagged ‘Science’
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Today we have been revisiting our Science topic to enable us to comment in our journals about what we have learnt. We have been looking at different materials and grouping them dependent on properties and also how they can be changed- either physically or by heat. We have learnt that some changes are reversible ( e.g. water- ice, elastic band) and some are irreversible ( scrunching paper, making scones).
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Year 5/6 have had a busy week journalling their science topic Changing Materials. The children have become very creative with their journals as you can see. They’re looking forward to showing their lovely work at parents evening. Here are some examples of our soap experiment and our activity on burning materials when we went outside to burn some materials with Mr Statton.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Year 5/6 have been having great fun creating their own soap designs as part of their changing materials topic. They have made some amazing creations. Look out LUSH and Body Shop!
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
We thought it would be nice to share some of the posters the children designed around rocks and soils. We are very proud of all their work and the outcomes have been extraordinary.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
3/4 are currently investigating rocks and soil. Here we are finding out about the three families of rock formation which are sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. The children are making posters displaying their research including definitions and examples of rock from the three families.
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
We are looking at Winter. The children have been exploring the ice; coloured ice, sparkly ice, ice balloons objects frozen in ice and scented ice. We have been talking about the effects of ice on our hands, how it melts and what we can do to make that happen faster and setting up small world play scenarios with polar animals. We are using this experience of ice and cold to spark some ‘Penguin Hunt’ stories. You all know ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, well Foundation are going on a ‘Penguin Hunt’…watch this space!
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Today we had a great time investigating the properties of rocks and soils. The children were able to use many methods to determine permeability, hardness and texture of rocks and soils. They generated many excellent questions which we will be able to look into next session.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
The students assessed their prior knowledge of the new topic by brainstorming what they already knew about changing materials. This generated lots of great discussions about their learning.