States of Matter
This half term we have a science topic where we are learning about the three states of matter (solids, liquids and gases). We have been learning all about the particles of each state and how they behave - we even showed this with Cheerios! We've also conducted lots of scientific investigations such as weighing fizzy drinks to see if the gas (carbon dioxide) has weight ... it does! We've also melted chocolate at different temperatures to learn about heating and cooling and have explored the different states that water can take as it is heated and cooled.
Walk Like An Egyptian
This half term we have a history topic called 'Walk Like An Egyptian' which is all about the Ancient Egyptians. When we came back after half term, we walked straight into our big start which was an Egyptian morning. Our classroom had 'The Ancient Tomb Of The Falcon' in it which we got to travel through and decode hieroglyphics. As well as that we also got to mummify tomatoes by scooping the insides out and filling them with bicarbonate of soda and salt. We also got to create Egyptian death masks which are on display in our classroom and learn the dance moves to the song 'Walk like an Egyptian'. We finished our morning by mummifying Mr Etheridge and Mrs Howlett.
This half term we have another science based topic called 'MRS GREN' which we've learnt is an acronym for the seven life processes of all living things. MRS GREN stands for Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion and Nutrition. We've conducted lots of different experiments to see these processes in action and even created mini skeletons in our topic books. The children also produced some fantastic models of MRS GREN as part of their homework.
This half term we have a science based topic called 'Extreme Earth' which has involved learning about volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes. As part of this topic, we designed and created our own volcanoes and then decided to go outside and erupt them using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. We really enjoyed seeing a mini volcanic eruption in real life.
Stone Age Mammoths
As part of our 'Stones and Bones' history topic this half term, we have been busy making mammoths out of plastic milk bottles. We had great fun making them. We're going to use them in our English lessons when we start to write setting descriptions for our Stone Age journey stories. What do you think?
Stones and Bones!
Our first topic this year is all about the Stone Age, to kick start our topic we recreated Stonehenge out of biscuits! We spent time looking at photographs of the real life Stonehenge and talking about how that links to the Stone Age. We even did maths during our model building as we needed to measure out the correct amount of icing sugar and water. We worked together in teams to create our models, which was especially useful as it was a tricky but fun task. What do you think?
Falcons Class 2019/20
World book day
We have spent the afternoon learning about one of our British values- democracy. We spent lots of time debating different questions about democracy, such as who is in charge of the UK, should children vote and when do we use democracy in school. We also spent time making amazing union jacks, writing in words that we associate with living in a democracy.
We have had a brilliant start to the year in Falcons class!
In our topic of wicked wildlife, we have studied food chains and webs. The children have spent a lot of time making different food chains, using the vocabulary of predator, prey, carnivore, herbivore, producer and consumer.