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Science Learning at Mission Grove

Autumn 1 

Nursery and Two-Year Olds
Children have been:

  • learning about themselves, body parts and facial features using mirrors, pictures and songs
  • identifying similarities and differences between themselves and others including their family members
  • constructing lots of buildings and structures using a range of materials
  • going for autumn walks in the farm and Wildlife Area
  • investigating and talking about changes in the season
  • exploring what hibernation means and creating hedgehogs and hibernation homes
  • making salt dough hedgehogs 

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Reception
Children have been:

  • learning the parts of the body and its parts
  • exploring the world around us using our senses
  • learning about how to look after our body - healthy eating and washing and hygiene routines
  • identifying similarities and differences between our families and other families
  • constructing dens
  • looking for signs of Autumn

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Year 1
Children have been: 

  • learning the parts of the body and its parts
  • exploring the world around us using our senses
  • identifying how the seasons are changing 


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Year 2
Children have been: 

  • identifying different materials and their properties
  • sorting human and natural materials
  • explaining why some materials are more or less suitable to tasks based on their properties
  • investigating how materials can change shape by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching 

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Year 3 
Children have been: 

  • identifying the parts of flowers and their purpose
  • investigating how different plants have different needs
  • learning about how water is transported in plants
  • learning about pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal in flowering plants
  • visiting Kew Gardens to learn about botanical sciences
  • updating our nature studies booklet
  • constructing houses suitable for areas which often flood 

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Year 4 
Children have been: 

  • learning about and recreating the digestive system 
  • understanding the roles of the different organs
  • learning about the types of teeth and their functions
  • creating food chains and webs
  • identifying producers, predators and prey
  • visiting Lloyds Park to make sketches of the animals and plants 

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Year 5
Children have been: 

  • explaining how gravity acts between the Earth and objects
  • investigating air resistance, water resistance and friction
  • investigating how mechanisms like levers, pulleys and gears can allow smaller forces to have greater effects 

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Year 6
Children have been: 

  • investigating how living things change over time
  • using fossils to find information about life on Earth millions of years ago
  • explaining how plants and animals adapt and evolve over time to suit their environment
  • learning about how offspring vary and are generally not identical to their parents

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