Science Week

This week in first class, we worked on some fun projects together as part of science week.

We have been learning all about different habitats in which animals live throughout the world; this week the pupils worked together to make some wonderful animal habitats. The pupils used shoeboxes and other materials to make dioramas to show their chosen habitat. They worked hard to make ocean, pond, polar, desert, woodland and rainforest habitats. The pupils gave impressive oral presentations to the second class pupils about their habitats, providing facts about its plants, animals and climate.

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The pupils explored their sense of taste by carrying out a ‘taste-test’. They completed an investigation to figure out which part of the tongue tasted bitter, sour, sweet and salty flavours through a ‘taste test’. We learnt a lot and had lots of fun at the same time!

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Finally, the pupils also made bird feeders using plastic bottles, which they decorated and filled with oats for the birds to feed on.

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Third class trip to Botanics for Tree Week

Third class visited The Botanic Gardens on Friday to celebrate Tree Week. We had a fantastic tour with a super guide where we found out lots of new information on different trees in the gardens. We were looking at the giant redwood trees, the trees in the rainforest and the oldest trees in the gardens, the yew trees. We looked at the succulents in the cactus house and learned about why different trees have developed different defence mechanisms.

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