In Years 3 & 4 we are looking at the life cycle of plants. We have been learning about germination, pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal. As we have been looking at the different parts of a flower it inspired us to make some of our own!
In Years 3 & 4 we have been looking at healthy living and balanced diets during our Science lessons. The children have been split into groups and are working as ‘personal trainers’ for different ‘clients’. Over the past few weeks we they have been studying the amount of fruit and vegetables and tablespoons of sugar in their client’s diet. We have been creating bar charts and report portfolios to present to the clients containing suggested meals and fitness plans to help them stay fit and healthy.
In a society where there is ever increasing concern and information about looking after the environment, this year we decided it would be valuable and important to teach our children about how they can contribute to their environment.
This topic will be covered in a variety of ways: through providing information and educating the children in assemblies and lessons, modelling practical tips for them to use and visits to our local environment.
The three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle will provide the basis for this topic. We will be discussing the importance of only using what we need and not wasting valuable resources such as food water and electricity. Reusing will be shown through sharing and giving to charity, we will be asking the children what we could do with products rather than throw them away. Our in-school recycling procedures will also be updated with new recycling bins placed in every classroom to make it easier than ever for the children to get into the habit of recycling.
The future of our environment lies in the hands of children and we believe that appreciation and respect for their environment are important values to instill at a young age.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can further implement this topic into school life please feel free to let us know.
The basic first aid course for children was another part of Science Week. This was an opportunity for all children to learn some important lifesaving skills.
All children were taught how to make a 999 call and how to put somebody into the recovery position.
The children in Year Two to Year Six were also taught about CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). They were shown how to do this using the models brought in by the trainer and found that it was not as easy as they might think!
Although this was an enjoyable experience for the children it was also a valuable skill for them to learn. At the end of the day they were all proud to be awarded their own first aid certificates.
The week of the 9th February was Science Week and a member of the Sublime Science team came to school to talk to the children and to do some “cool” experiments.
The Reception and Year One class enjoyed learning about sound, air and electricity. Filling the bubbles with smoke and seeing them come out of the special machine was a particular favourite.
In the playground Year Two to Year Six had fun learning how to make a rocket fly extremely high into the air. Unfortunately they did lose a few during their investigations!
All children also got to make some “Goo” out of glue and a secret ingredient which they thoroughly enjoyed. Everyone had a good time and the children were very excited to have met a real scientist.