Autumn Term - Our Science Learning

Year 1
This half term Year 1 have been very busy learning about the human body! They have been  identifying, naming , drawing and labelling the human body. They have also been exploring the five senses and said which part of the body is associated with each sense. The children took part in many interactive activities such as:
  • a feely bag 
  • a blind folded activity 
  • a tasting activity
Year 4
This half term Year 4 have been learning all about Electricity in Science. They have been learning:
  • How to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Year 5
This half term Year 5 have been learning all about living things and their habitats. They have been using their mathematical knowledge of venn diagrams to sort out different life cycles.
They have been:
  • describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal,an amphibian,an insect and a bird.
Year 6
As part of their science topic of Classifying Living Things, 6R collected leaves from different trees to look at their features and think about how we could classify them into groups. 6R were very enthusiastic about this task and braved the blustery autumn weather to collect a wide variety of leaf samples.
Year 6
Year 6 visited Tropical World in Leeds to enhance the learning for their Amazon topic in Geography and Evolution and Inheritance topic in Science. 
 
While at Tropical World, children explored the centre, looking for facts and information about the Amazon and adaptation as they were moving through it. Children also took time to sketch the wildlife and plant life. 
 
Once they had explored the centre, children took part in a woodland workshop with some of the park rangers from Roundhay Park. While in the woodland, children made comparisons of a temperate deciduous forest and a rain forest that they then used once back at Blakehill to support them with their non-fiction and topic work. 
Some children in year 4, 5 and  year 6 were lucky enough to be selected to go on a science school trip to Bradford University. The children took part in several STEM activities and completed different scientific challenges. They collaborated and communicated as a team brilliantly using their science,maths and computing knowledge to be successful in the challenges.  They were met with several obstacles on the way but they persevered and were determined to be successful. The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip and have asked to go back again!