1st Class/2nd Class

Mad Scientists Art by 1st and 2nd Class

 Mad Scientists Art by 1st and 2nd Class

As part of Science Week, we drew pictures of mad scientists and did some colour mixing in their science beakers.  The children really enjoyed this guided drawing and each scientist ended up with their own style and personality!

 

Lesson inspired by Cassie Stephens.

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Posted on Monday 02nd December 2019 in 1st Class/2nd Class

Science Week 2019

Science Week 2019

We had great fun working as scientists during Science Week (10th-17th Nov).  We did lots of experiments including 'Dancing Raisins', 'Lemon Volcanoes' and we even made plastic out of milk! We had lots of fun and Science Week was a huge sucess!

 

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Posted on Monday 02nd December 2019 in 1st Class/2nd Class

The Rainforest

The Rainforest

In October, 1st and 2nd class were learning about the Rainforest.  We learned about the 4 layers found in a Rainforest (the forest floor, the understory, the canopy and the emergent layer) and we explored the animals that lived in each layer.  We worked in teams to create a vertical rainforest banner and each group drew a different layer, including lots of plants and animals.

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Posted on Monday 02nd December 2019 in 1st Class/2nd Class

We are Artists

We are Artists

We have been having great fun exploring paint and colour.  We took inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky to paint concentric circles.  We also used the book 'Mixed' by Arree Chung as inspiration for our painted faces. Our painting skills are getting better with each project. 

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Posted on Friday 18th October 2019 in 1st Class/2nd Class

Floating and Sinking

Floating and Sinking

In science we have been exploring and experimenting with floating and sinking.

During our first experiment, we used oranges and bananas (items which float) and experimented with changing them in different ways in order to make them sink.

During our second experiment, we used a ball of plasticine (an item which sinks) and experimented with how we could change it to make it float. We made some great boats- some of them could even hold passengers!

We found out that the density of an item, as well as its shape, is what results in it floating or sinking. Like real scientists, we observed and recorded our results carefully.

Have a look!

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Posted on Friday 08th February 2019 in 1st Class/2nd Class