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Science Learning at Mission Grove

Autumn 2

Two-Year Olds

Children have been:

  • playing what’s in the bag games
  • exploring natural materials
  • exploring their senses and gathering objects with different textures, sounds, smells and tastes
  • using different materials to create characters from familiar rhymes
  • identifying objects based on their properties
  • constructing lots of structures using a range of materials
  • visiting the farm and learning about the animals
  • investigating changes in the season when visiting the Wildlife Area

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home:

 

Nursery

Children have been:

  • investigating changes in the season when visiting the Wildlife Area
  • caring for our Wildlife Area and the animals that live there
  • exploring and discussing changes of state with melting ice and creating bath bombs
  • playing with South Site’s new mud kitchen
  • learning about Arctic and Antarctic habitats and animals
  • explaining and giving reasons during investigations by answering why and how questions

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Reception

Children have been:

  • comparing the size and properties of objects
  • choosing materials suitable to a task
  • constructing the three pigs’ houses and timing how long it takes to blow them down with a hairdryer
  • investigating changes in the season when visiting the Wildlife Area
  • learning about how to protect our environment
  • learning about the habitats of some animals
  • learning about our body and how to care for ourselves
  • understanding how we change and grow from babies to grandparents

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home:

 

Year One

Children have been:

  • learning about the body parts and knowing which part is connected with each sense
  • identifying common animals from all animal groups - fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals
  • describing and spotting similarities and differences between some animals and animal groups

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Year Two

Children have been:

  • identifying things that are living, dead or have never been alive and explaining the similarities or differences between them
  • identifying the characteristics of living things
  • identifying different types of habitats including microhabitats
  • understanding that living things live in habitats that they are suited to
  • recognising how habitats provide for needs of animals
  • understanding how animals and plants depend on each other

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Year Three 

Children have been:

  • learning that animals get their nutrition from what they eat
  • learning about the different types of food
  • understanding the balance of food types required to keep your body healthy
  • learning about the role of skeletons and muscles

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Year Four

Children have been:

  • identifying appliances that run on electricity
  • identifying whether appliances run on battery or mains electricity 
  • constructing series electrical circuits
  • identifying and naming the parts of electrical circuits, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • explaining whether or not a lamp will light based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • recognising that a switch opens and closes the circuit to turn on or off a light
  • explaining the difference between a conductor and an insulator; giving examples of each
  • learning about electricity safety

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home:

 

Year Five 

Children have been:

  • understanding how humans change over time
  • identifying the six stages of human development
  • identifying similarities and differences between puberty in humans and other animals
  • investigating patterns in gestation periods, foetus to baby growth and human mass and length over time

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Year Six 

Children have been:

  • learning that light travels in straight lines
  • learning about how light reflects
  • understanding that we see objects because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • learning about how light reflects
  • explaining why shadows form and have the same shape as the object that casts it
  • learning about how mirrors, telescopes etc work

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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

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home: 

 

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 

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home: 

 

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

Why don't you use some of these games and websites to continue your learning at home: