Science – The skeletal system

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This week we have learnt about the skeletal system in Science. We learnt the skeletons main jobs and some of the names of the bones. Can you remember the 3 main jobs of  the skeleton and can you remember any of the names of the bones?


Respiratory system

The children really enjoyed learning about how oxygen is transported around the body.

This fun video helps us to learn all about how this happens.


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Today we learned about how light was reflected off surfaces. This game can help you investigate this using torches and mirrors. I wonder if you can make the torch light all of the objects using the mirrors.

Wanted – shoe boxes

This week, in science,  the children will be investigating the fact that light travels in straight lines.  In order to do this, each class will need one shoe box between  4-5 children. We will need them by Wednesday please.

If any of you have empty shoe boxes – or boxes of a similar size and shape, we would be very grateful for them.




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Thank you in advance

Think Tank

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Today we had a wonderful time at the Think Tank these are some of the things that we saw. What was your favourite?

Finding Fossils

In science, this term, we have looked at rock and stones, and this week, we discovered how fossils are formed.

Something we did not really have time for, was to see how something, which looks like water, can actually contain minerals.

We discussed how water, rich in minerals, drips into the cavity left by bones, teeth and shells, and settles into the natural moulds before hardening in the shape of the animal or plant parts from many million years earlier, but have not actually seen how water can be rich in minerals – and yet the minerals are not visible!

An investigation you could try at home – with your adults permission of course – is to add a few tablespoons of salt into some warm water and stir until it is dissolved – and invisible!  That water is now rich with minerals.  Leave it for a few days/weeks until the water evaporates, and you will find those minerals (salt) still in the container!  That is exactly how fossils are formed. (Although the minerals are a little harder!)

The children enjoyed finding out about Mary Anning, someone they had heard of in Year 2.  More can be learned about her here.  Watch the video of her life and try the game.

Mary Anning

We made fossils, in the classroom – but did not really have a few million years to spend waiting – so cheated a little!  Instead of waiting for the minerals to drip in and harden, we filled the moulds created by pressing a toy animal into plasticene with wall filler.  We have still got to wait for it to dry out though before revealing our fossils!