During Science Week, we are taking part in the Floating Garden Challenge. We will be learning about the difficulty that farmers in Bangladesh and the UK experience trying to grow crops on land that is regularly flooded. We will spend the week researching, testing and designing floating gardens that farmers can grow their crops on.
We began by discuss what we know about droughts and floods and the countries that regularly experience them.
Then we made predictions about what will happen to a plant that is sat in too much water. We are going to observe it over the week and see what will happen to it.
We also tested different recyclable materials to see if they would float and if they did, could they support a plant. We will use this data to inform our designs.
We spent the afternoon drawing and labelling our designs.
Robin class went out to the sensory garden to decorate plant pots and plant sunflower seeds for DownSyndrome Awareness. We will update you with their progress soon!
Today we investigated which unit of measurement we would measure the playground in. We decided we would measure it in metres because centimetres would give a number that was too large.
We had a great time dressing as our favourite book characters today! We also read "Game of Stones" by Rebecca Lisle and did lots of activities linked to the stone age.
Today we learned about how shadows change.We moved the torch closer to the object the shadow got bigger. This is because the shadow blocked the more light.Then we wrote in our book about how long the shadows were.
Today, we learnt that light is the fastest thing in the universe. We conducted an experiment and learnt that we need light to see. Without out light, we couldn't see anything.
Today we have been testing which materials are magnetic. We found out that some metals are magnetic and some metals are non-magnetic. Also, we found out plastic, cloth, wood, rubber and glass were non-magnetic.
We tried to find out if magnets work through different liquids. We tested, gravy, ketchup and water. The magnet worked through all of them!
We tried to find out how many pieces of paper a fridge magnet could hold. We found it could only hold 3!
We tested which magnet was the strongest by seeing how many paper clips they could hold. We were surprised that the biggest magnet was not the strongest!
We looked up transfer, doomed and slew.
Transfer is a verb and means to move something.
Doomed is an adjective and means you are going to suffer something.
Slew is a verb and means to kill in the past tense.
We were transported back to 1000BC today. We had to think like an Iron Age person. In groups, we had to think about defending our tribe, what jobs we would do, where we would build our hillfort, what we would make out of iron and what we could trade.