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. 
Year 2
Year 2 have been experimenting with different materials. They were exploring which materials would be the best for a waterproof coat.
They have learnt:
  • To identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
Year 3
Year 3 have enjoyed learning all about light this half term. 
They have learnt:
  • To recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • To notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • To recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • To recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • To find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change