We have begun our topic this half term in Science all about food and our bodies including animals and humans. Last week we looked at the different food groups and how they affect our bodies. This week we have been looking at in our groups, the different types of animals - carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and what they eat. We each focused on an animal of our choice and devised a menu of what they may eat. We also had fun making bird feeders to take home and to hang outside.
We have begun our Literacy topic about traditional tales and are beginning to read some alternative versions of well known stories.
Today we spent some time organising the story of the 3 Little pigs before reading the True story of the 3 Little Pigs. We have then written the similarities and differences between the two stories.
In all our work we are building on our Literacy Loops of learning wall- this helps us with the work that we are doing on story writing.
Today during their science lesson the children took part in a whole school biscuit investigation.
Our brief was to see which of the different types of digestive biscuits we had - plain, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and chocolate chip digestives were the best and the worst dunkers. The children drew labelled diagrams in their science books and recorded their findings. They dunked the biscuits vertically into the tea for 2 seconds and then held the biscuit horizontally before seeing if they were able to be dunked again. They enjoyed finding out that the plain digestive became soggy and broke after only 2 or 3 dunks and the dark chocolate digestive took around 14 dunks before it broke. Luckily there were biscuits left over for all the children to sample at the end!
Last week we had fun competing in our sports day. Here is a video of all of our races.