The Tiny Seed

We have been learning about caring for things in our environment. We have been:

-Pretending to be seeds and following the plant life cycle.

-Measuring plants.

-Making our own plant pots and planting our own seeds.

-Writing about the life cycle of a plant.

Investigating seeds.

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What do plants need to grow healthy and strong?

Last week we set up a plant experiment to test ideas as to what plants need to grow healthy and strong.  We planted cress seeds in eight plant pots to test our ideas; do plants need soil to grow? do plants need water to grow? do plants need a warm environment to grow? do plants need light to…

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Plant diaries

Six weeks ago, we planted some bulbs so that we could observe their growth over time.  We've been watering them regularly and making sure they're in a warm, sunny spot in the classroom.  Each week, we've completed our plant diaries by drawing what the plant and writing down our observations of the…

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Testing materials

Today we investigated the question, 'How can we keep a drink warm if we're climbing up a mountain?'  We decided on some materials we thought would  be suitable for a cup to keep a drink warm and then discussed how we could test that.  We wrapped our chosen materials around plastic cups, filled…

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Plant diaries

We filled in our plant diaries today after another week of growth from our Ranunculus bulb.  We looked closely at the plant and observed the changes since last week before drawing the plant and writing down our observations in our science books.  We've been looking after our plant by watering it…

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Magnets

In Science, we learnt about magnets. We observed how we could move certain objects with a magnet whilst with others we couldn't. We explored this concept and discussed. We look at the North and South Pole on magnets and discussed why they attract and repel. We used some magnets to see what was…

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ID - new topic

This week, we began our new topic 'ID'. This is a science based topic based around our identity. We will be looking at concepts such as: DNA, genes, characteristics, inheritance. We will also be looking into social reformers and how they brought about change to daily life in their way. This…

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Observing bulb growth

In our Plants science unit, we've been learning what plants need to grow strong and healthy.  We planted some bulbs and made a prediction as to what we thought would happen over time and how we could help our plant to grow as healthy as possible.  We have been observing the growth of the bulbs…

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Material properties

We have been learning to identify different materials. This week we looked at the properties of materials and tested some materials to find out what their properties are. 

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Planting our veg

Today, we finally planted our vegetable seeds in the planting beds in the church grounds.  It had been two weeks since we visited the beds and we couldn't believe how overgrown some of them had become with weeds again!  We spent time clearing the weeds and then watered the soil well as it was very…

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Testing materials

In Science, we started learning about friction. We learnt about forces and how friction affects the movement of objects. We created our own experiment with an emphasis on making sure it was a fair test. We carried out our experiment using a ramp, a toy car and different materials to see which…

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How can we grow a healthy plant from a bulb?

After observing seeds and bulbs last week, today we planted some bulbs which we will observe over time and see what happens.  We made a prediction as to what we thought would happen to the bulbs and how we could help them to grow strong and healthy.  We completed the first page in our plant diary,…

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