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Investigating shadows

As part of our science topic about the changing seasons, we learned about how the earth rotates once a day to give us day and night, and how the earth revolves around the sun to give us 4 seasons in a year: autumn, winter, spring and summer. We went on to the yard and used our maths skills to measure the length of our shadows and investigate whether the length and direction of the shadows changed at different times of the day. Even though it looks like the sun is moving across the sky, we are the ones moving as the earth spins around! We love science and maths!

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Making rain gauges

Year 1 have started a new science topic this term called ‘Habitats and Seasonal Change’. We started off by thinking about our seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. We decided to make rain gauges so we could measure how much rain falls on our school grounds in April. Do you think this will be more than, less than, or the same as the average rainfall in winter or summer?

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Spring is here!

Spring is here, and Eco Club are working hard as usual to make our beautiful school grounds even more lovely! Today we were planting daffodils and muscari. The children now have such good practical skills and teamwork that the job was done in the blink of an eye!

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A sunny welcome back!

We had a lovely first day of term yesterday, with the sun out and new friends joining us in Early Years! We had lots of fun outdoors in our lovely gardens, looking for and writing about the signs of spring we found as we played. In PE we enjoyed keeping scores and comparing numbers to extend our maths skills in a fun way!

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Edible soil! Eww!

We had so much fun learning about the different layers that make up the crust of the Earth! The children learned about bedrock, subsoil, top soil and humus and we used a different treat to represent each layer.

 

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Investigating rocks and minerals

In science, we’ve been learning to observe closely and how to classify rocks and minerals. This knowledge has been so handy in all of our learning this term, where we’ve been studying books like ‘the pebble in my pocket’ and ‘the street beneath my feet’ in English, and learning about the Stone Age in History.

 

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Lava lamps in Science club

We had so much fun making lava lamps this afternoon, we learned about chemical reactions and the density of different liquids.

This was our last club with the science students at Hope, we’ve had an amazing time! Thank you!

 

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What’s in soil?

Year 1 have been using different tools to look at what is in soil. First we had to dig and sift soil to find out what was in it.

We found:

Rocks

Worms

Feathers

Shells

Bugs

and lots of other things, take a look…

 

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Year 1 working with Faith

Today Year 1 have been working Faith to help with the whole school project. We have been using different materials you can find in the ground beneth our feet. We cant wait to see what it looks like.

 

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Year 1 investigate the mysterious holes in the floor

On Monday the fire alarm went off and we all evacuated onto the playground. Mrs lewis told us there had been an incident and there were massive holes in the hall. Year 1 decided to investigate…

 

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