The new science unit in year 3 is Light and Dark.
The children have learnt how shadows are created when light is blocked by objects. They created their own shadow puppets and investigated using different materials (opaque, translucent and transparent) to find which materials helped create the darkest shadows.
The science unit in Year 3 is 'Parts of Plants'. The children have been finding out about the life cycle of a plant and the function of the different parts of the plant.
The children have been observing and comparing roots in different plants.
Through various experiments the children have been investigating how water is transported within plants.
They have enjoyed sorting leaves and doing leaf rubbings whilst finding out how leaves use the energy from the sun to make their own food.
This week we have been examining the role of flowers, in pairs the children dissected lilies to help them identify the different parts found inside a flower and how these help with pollination.
Enjoy looking at our pictures!
Zacharia made a very impressive diorama of an ocean habitat. Which animals do you think might live in this habitat?
He also took the time to do an art lesson with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph and the results are fantastic. You can too if you visit http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Well done Zacharia!
Just before the half-term break, William Davis had their PSHE Day.
Our focus was on online safety. In Year 2 we did a whole range of activities about how to be safe online, as well as what information we can and can't share online.
Here are some photos of one of the activities. We had to list some of the things we enjoy doing online. We then talked about what sort of information we can share while doing these things.
For our topic on Islands, we took time to think about and discover how islands are formed.
We found out that some islands form because of the ocean getting deeper and deeper. Some volcanoes also form due to volcanoes.
We then decided, for a bit of fun, to make our own volcanoes! Have a look at our pictures. Could you try it at home?
In Year 2 for Spring 1, we are exploring 'Islands'.
To start our unit, we decided to draw a map of what we think an island might look like. We also labelled the human and natural features of an island.
The next day we read 'Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers'. It is a fantastic book set on an island in Scotland. We used the book to help us more features that we did not think of at first.
Keep an eye on this blog page... We'll be looking at how islands are formed soon and we have some very exciting lessons planned!
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