Tonight at science club we were classifying insects and arachnids. We had to do some research to find facts about some of the mini beasts. For example, we didn’t know if the preying mantis flies….our search told us that females don’t, but males do! This made it tricky to classify.
We made venn diagrams to sort the creatures.
Afterwards we went on a bug hunt in the secret garden! We found ants, woodlice, aphids and a beautiful green beetle that we can’t identify yet. Watch this space!
Year 4 were set a challenge today, do the parts of a flower look the same in different species? They dissected lilies and tulips, organised the different parts into a poster. What did you conclude Year 4?
Year 4 have been learning how to identify patterns in nature today. They wanted to find out if the size of holly leaves corresponds with how many spikes they have. They measured the length of each leaf from the base to the apex and counted the number of spikes. The children recorded their data into a table and then plotted it into a scatter graph.
We had such a fun science club!
As KS2 are learning about plants and photosynthesis this term, our club will reflect what we’re doing in class. This week we planted some wild flower seeds. We used magnifying glasses to investigate and observe the seeds! Jerome predicted that the seeds would be different, and he was right! The children were shocked to see all of the shapes, sizes and colours that seeds come in! We have planted the seeds and cannot wait to see what they grow in to.
The science skills we developed this week were:
To get better at asking Scientific questions.
To make careful observations.
I’m already excited for next week!
Today years 4&5 went to Shy Lowen stables.We mesured our horses with a special type of tape mesure.The horses get measured in hands and to mesure their weight they just need to wrap the mesure around there waists. There were only 8 horses chosen
Kaden & Teddy, Amy & Camilla, Alannah & Rolo, Kenzey & Bayley, India & Harry, Leighton & Curly and Derrim and Shalim
Today, lucky students from year 5 & 4 went to Shy Lowen stables. We have already been three times and it was fun! For the first time we went, we had to choose our horse. They were all lovely but only 8 were chosen.
Teddy & Kaden, Curly & Leighton, Rolo & Alannah, Bailey & Kenzy,Warrick & Benjamin, Camilla & Amy, Harry & India, then Shallam with Derrim.
For The second & third time we went we had to brush our horse.
Today, the fourth time we went we had to measure how big and how heavy our horse was.
– Kaden McDonald
India’s horse is called HARRY
Kenzy’s horse is called BAILEY
Derrim’s horse is called SHALOM
Leighton’s horse is called CURLY
Horses communicate to us by moving their ears
males are called geldings females are called mare
There are 53 horses at the stable 🐴🐎
Year 3 and 4 all had a go at making Celtic knots this morning. We used our school badge as inspiration as well as images of real Celtic artwork.
(We had a little jig to Lord of the Dance too!)
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has helped us out!
At K’nex club, we’ve broadened our building horizons and now use a special building block called Kapla to create structures with as well as K’nex!
Have a look at what we’ve been designing!