Puffin Class Photo Gallery 2021-2022
- ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
- set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
- make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
- gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
- record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
- report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
- use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
WALT identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
Today we took a nature walk around the university grounds. We looked for signs of spring and learnt to identify some common plants e.g. daffodils, primroses, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, ivy, and bull rushes. It was great to be outside in the sunshine with the class and there was lots of discussion about different types of plants and habitats.
Whilst year 4 went for their session in the planetarium the year 5’s used their persuasive writing skills to start a science week poster (the winner from each class will be entered into the national science week competition).
After break we talked about how the shell of an egg is like the enamel on our teeth. I gave the children a bag of shopping (they had to decide which bits might have been Miss Lynham’s lunch and which could be used for our investigation) and in groups the children had to design an experiment to investigate the effects of different foods and drink on our teeth. As you can see there was so much great discussion and they did a super job of coming up with a fair test investigation. We will check the eggs each day to see if we notice any changes.
In the afternoon it was swap time as the year 5’s headed into the planetarium and the year 4’s got to work on their persuasive posters.
- identify acute and obtuse angles.
- identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.
complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.
identify angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360o)
- recognise rotation around a given point.
- draw on the designs of others for inspiration.
- create our own repeated pattern or rotational design.
look at, evaluate and compare work by great artists, architects and designers in history.
- Different shapes in his designs.
- The angles in a square.
- Acute, obtuse and right angles.
- Repeating and seamless patterns.
- Lines of symmetry.
We returned to the education centre and after a well deserved lunch, we took part in a work shop on sound. During the workshop Paul showed us what sound waves looked like on an oscilloscope, we had a go at tapping out our initials in Morse code and we made our own instruments to explore change in pitch. We had a fabulous day and learnt lots about sound.
- use a strumming technique.
- participate in playing a one chord song.
- explore ukulele music, styles and context through listening.
- develop our understanding of rhythm.
- participate in playing a two chord song.
- compose a duet using two chords.
- explore major and minor chords.
- use notation to develop our composing skills.
- perform alongside a backing track.
- explore music from different cultures.
- Dressing in bright colours, as many people do to celebrate the day of the dead.
- Learning about the story behind the Mexican flag and drawing our own versions.
- Locating Mexico on the world map and identify the countries around it.
- Creating day of the dead themed skull art work, using colours and lines to create contrast and impact.
- Trying a range of Mexican food including, nachos, taco wraps, refried beans and guacamole.