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Reception - A visit from a veterinary nurse. Lots of us would like to work with animals when we are older!

Reception - Learning all about different types of bears, their features and the habitats they live in!

Reception visit to Whitehaven Fire Station. The children loved learning all about the role of a fire fighter and the ways they help people. They found out all about the specialist equipment they use to help them!

EY Picture News - World Environment Day

This week’s news story is all about World Environment Day, which is celebrated every year on 5th June. On this day, everyone is encouraged to think about how we can protect (look after) our environment.

We discussed: What is our environment! What do you think we are trying to protect?

Our environment is everything around us including plants and animals, rivers, mountains, beaches and even the air we breathe.

We discussed: How do you think we can help protect our environment? E.g. How do we help keep our beaches clean and tidy? How can we protect wild animals that live in the woods? What do you think could happen to some wild animals, if litter is left lying around?

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who set up World Environment Day, thinks we can do a lot to stop the huge levels of plastic being thrown away.

We looked at map to see where this weeks story looks at events related to: Côte d’lvoire (World Environment Day host)

We looked and some pictures of plastic items that we use once and then throw away.

We discussed: Do you think we need to use all these plastic things? What could we use instead? Would it be a good idea to buy a bottle of water everyday before you come to school? What could you do instead? If everyone stopped using plastic things that get thrown away after using only once, do you think we could make a difference? How would it help our environment and our world?

Reception - Visit from the paramedic! The children loved learning all about how the paramedic helps people and all of the eqipment that helps the patients on the ambulance!

Year 4 Science - Pan Pipes

Year 4 made pan pies in science as part of their topic about sound. They learned that sound is produced by the vibration of an air stream blowing across an open hole at the end of the tube. The air moves through the straw, vibrating along the way and out to the end. They investigated how the length of the straws affected the pitch of the sound. 

Year 4 Science - String Telephones

As part of out learning about sound, year 4 made string telephones. This showed the children how sounds can travel through solids, liquids and gases and they investigated how sounds can travel through different mediums. We found out that sounds travel better through solids (the string) because the vibrations are travelling through particles that are closer together. 

Reception Allotment! Using the knowledge, skills and understanding we learned when planting our own bean seeds last half term, we have now created an allotment to grown different vegetables over the coming months!

Reception Bean Planting and Care! 

Yesterday the children took their bean plants home which they planted on the first day back after February half term.
They have looked after them well, taking turns on a rota to water them! We started our topic by reading ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle and the things the children learned from the book that seeds need to grow, we’re actually really the things they needed! These were light, warmth and water (moisture). The way our beanstalks have grown over this half term have shown this! 
Each week, one of our maths lessons has been measuring how much our beanstalks have grown using multi link. Take a look at the progress over the weeks in the photos below. We used a different colour to show each week’s growth! We have been comparing the height of the beanstalks with vocabulary such as tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest. In small groups yesterday we made group bar charts with our multi link towers to compare the heights of the beanstalks with our friends!
The overall tallest beanstalk was Daisy’s which was 43 cubes! Poppy’s was in second place at 42 cubes and Lily Jo’s in third at 40 cubes high!

Reception - Live Lamb Cam! We have had a live lamb cam in class following our trip to Walby Farm. We have loved watching baby lambs being born live!

Reception - Our living eggs for National Science Week!

Reception - Saving dormice and other British wildlife (EY Picture News)

Reception - Healthy Eating 5 a day! Preparing and eating fruit salad...

Year 5 - Dissolving Experiment

The children looked at different materials to see which were soluble or insoluble in water. They made predictions before the experiment and compared them to the results. Some materials did dissolve, forming new solutions, others did not dissolve. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experiment. 

Reception - Alien Slime Jelly Special Snack - Solids, Liquids and Changing State!

Reception - What is it like to live on the International Space Station?

Reception - Learning all about the planets in our solar system!

Reception Investigating Ice - Liquid and Solid, Freezing and Melting!

Reception - Visit from a Veterinary Nurse

Reception - Learning all about different bears, their features and their habitats

Year 6- Components of Blood- A Blood Smoothie!

Year 6- Evolution and Inheritance- Biscuit Cladograms

Year 6 BrightSparks- Electricity Workshop


Year 4 Science - Invertebrate Hunt

As part of our science topic, All Living Things, Year 4 have been learning about invertebrates. They used a classification key to identify invertebrates found in our local environment. We didn't find as many invertebrates as we expected and we hypothesised that this may have been due to the unusually cold weather we'd had. 

Observational Drawings

The children have been learning about plants. As part of this learning they created observational drawings of the plants around school.

Planting - Year 2

The children have been learning about what a seed or bulb needs to grow. They have made cress heads using seeds and planted a range of bulbs. They are now going to monitor what happens next. 

Green Houses

The children completed an investigation based on green houses and if seeds and bulbs grow better in these types of surroundings. They made a green house to grow seeds in and compared this to seeds that were not in in a green house.