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Love, Honesty, Respect

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Science

This term we have been learning about animals including humans.  We have learned about groups of animals,  what all living things need, what humans need to stay healthy and about the skeleton and digestion.  We explained what happens in the digestives system and used some bananas, orange juice and crackers to simulate the food we eat.  The plastic bag and the tights helped us to simulate the stomach and intestines.  Some enjoyed the mess, whilst others were distracted from their explanation, thinking it was revolting!

Digestion

We have had several opportunities to expand our learning in science across the school this term.  'The Bird Man' brought a range of birds of prey to explain how they are adapted to their environment and how they fly and hunt. 

We held our long awaited, and many times postponed second stem fair providing opportunities for our children to understand how the science they learn is used in different careers.  We were fortunate to have a range of willing volunteers to support the day and we are very grateful to them for their time.

Our whole school visit to Science Oxford encouraged the children to explore and investigate, posing questions through hands on activities.

UK Astronomy helped us to learn about space and planets.  Unfortunately, the cloud cover prevented the view of the moon, stars and planets but the children enjoyed showing off their learning from the shows during the day and Ross had some talks prepared to show us what we could see in our gardens on clear nights, without the need for telescopes.  

Our environmental day was supported by Low Carbon and Earth Energy Education.  Low Carbon are building some solar farms locally and working on various forms of renewable energy worldwide.  We learned about renewable energy and how we can help do small things to help combat climate change.  Hopefully your children are turning off lights when they are no longer in a room, helping with rubbish and recycling and having less screen time! 

It has been a busy term for science

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