Animals Including Humans (November ‘23)
Windermere class have thoroughly enjoyed this half term’s unit, ‘Animals including humans’. We’ve studied the five main groups of animals - mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds and have performed several investigation tasks from this. We’ve also learned about how animals are grouped by what they eat - herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We finished the unit by learning about the five human senses. We loved going on a ‘senses hunt’ around school and playing ‘guess the smell’.
Plants Continuation - Trees (May ‘23)
This month we have focused on trees as part of our plants unit in science. We have learnt that there are two types of tree - evergreen and deciduous. Evergreen trees keep their green leaves all year, where as deciduous trees lose their leaves in autumn and then grow back in the spring. We’ve enjoyed drawing and labelling the parts of a tree along with learning about the function of each part. We have also identified and researched the trees on our school field.
Gummy Bear Experiment (March ‘23)
As part of our whole school science week task, we took part in an experiment to observe changes in gummy bears when added to water, with a variety of other ingredients. We were really curious to see what ingredients would affect the gummy bears and in what way. We had lots of scientific enquiry throughout our investigation including discussions about making our test ‘fair’, observations over time and comparing our results to our predictions!
Plants - Garden and Wild Plants (March ‘23)
We’ve loved planting seeds, observing their growth and labelling the parts of a variety of plants this half term. We planted runner bean seeds in test tubes so we could observe the germination process and have enjoyed taking care of our seeds/plants on our plant investigation table!
Big Garden Bird Watch - January ‘23
We loved a day of bird spotting, bird drawing and creating British bird fact pages as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch. We were sure to leave lots of food out for the birds in our school environment too.