In science, we have been learning about the characteristics of different invertebrates. Mrs Keough brought in examples of insects, worms, crustaceans, myriapods, arachnids and molluscs for us to observe and identify. It was fascinating!
This half term, we have been learning about the circulatory system and how we can keep ourselves healthy. We have learned all about the components of blood and the function of the heart. With the help of Mrs Keough, we had a look at a lamb's heart and had a go at dissecting one ourselves. We learned to find our heart rate and investigated what happened to our heart rate when we exercised.
We learned about the importance of eating a balanced diet and were shocked when we calculated how much sugar was in some of our favourite drinks. We also discovered how drugs and alcohol have an impact on the way our bodies function, affecting how our hearts and lungs work, how clearly we think and how fit and well we feel.
Grappling with percentages, decimals and fractions...
As part of our work in geography, we found out what grows in the rainforest. We did some market research, tasting a range of smoothies and then learned how to make our own. We designed our own recipes and, with the help of Mrs Mitchell, made them.
This half term, our theme has been survival and our work has been based around the class book, 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. We have leaned about the Amazon Rainforest and the Yanomami, the indigenous people who live there. We enjoyed finding out what grows in the rainforest and then designing and making fruit smoothies. We looked at the work of Henri Rousseau and created a collage and clay tile in the style of his work.