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Rocks and Soils 

Our next topic will be all about rocks and soils. The children will learn about the different types of rocks and their composition, as well as how soil is formed and where and how fossils are made. 




Today we sorted and classified rocks! First we looked at the different rocks carefully and described their properties, whether they were bumpy, smooth, grainy, hard or heavy etc. We then used this information to help us sort the rocks into our own venn diagrams and made as many possible variations as we could!


Animals including Humans

Our next topic is all about what animals need to survive, how our bodies are made, features of skeleton and what bones we have. We will be exploring what makes a healthy diet and the different food groups, ensuring we eat a balanced diet.



We have recently looked at what makes a healthy balanced diet and the different types of food groups. We added the key terminology to our working wall and designed our own three course meal to be as balanced and healthy as possible. 


Over the past few weeks we have looked at skeletons and the function they have in helping us stand, move and protecting our organs. We also learnt about the different types of skeletons invertebrates and vertebrates have. Today we cut out and labelled our own skeletons!


Forces and Magnets


We will begin to develop our scientific enquiry skills this term when exploring forces and magnets. The children will have to recognise a variety of forces or pushes and pulls, recognise which materials are magnetic and non-magnetic and begin to create their own predictions and experiments. 




Over the past few lessons we have been investigating forces through pushes and pulls. Through this the children were enacting different routines and tasks and deciding whether a push or a pull force was used.


We have also looked at friction and are in the process of designing our own experiments to see which surfaces produce the most friction when rolling a toy car down a ramp. 


Here are our equipment lists, predictions and fair test ideas from our planning session.



Here we are experimenting with different surfaces to see how far our car travelled! The bubble wrap caused the most friction and the car didn't even more, whereas the cardboard made the least friction and the car travelled the furthest!



Today we learnt about magnetism and investigated which items outside and inside were magnetic with a partner!




Today we investigated the strength of 3 different magnets and the distance at which a paper clip was attracted to them!


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