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Science Week 2022

Superworm!

We started Science Week by sharing 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. We enjoyed the story then looked closely at some worms wriggling around. Then we started thinking about what we know about worms and what we would like to know about them.

Click on the link below to listen to the story.

During the afternoon we looked closely at worm habitats. We worked as a team to make a new home for some worms. We enjoyed following the instructions to build the wormery.

Wildlife Wednesday: How to make a wormery!

Click on the link to see the instructions that we followed. Rachel and Zach from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust showed us each part step by step.

On Tuesday, Mrs Hardy came into school to help the Year 1 children plant some bulbs and seeds in our little garden. We are very excited to see what happens over the next few weeks.

On Wednesday we were lucky to have 2 visitors into Year 1.

Mrs Lee, our chair of governors, came to talk about how we grow. She shared lots of pictures of how she changed as she grew up and talk about how she felt being shorter than most of her friends. The second story she read was all about a spot of kindness. Mrs Lee told us that we don't have to be big to be kind. We all wore a spot of kindness on the back of our hands to remind us to always be kind and think of others.

Mrs Pretty came to visit us next. She brought a bee hive with her and dressed in special clothes that she wears when she goes to the hive. Mrs Pretty talked about how she looks after her bees and what jobs they all have in the hive. She showed us some delicious honey that her bees have made. Did you know that bees are incredibly important? They pollinate plants in gardens, parks and the wider countryside, including more than three-quarters of the UK’s wildflowers

What is Life Cycle?

We looked at life cycles on Thursday. We learnt about the life cycle of a human, a frog and a butterfly. We are enjoying watching the life cycle of a caterpillar in our classrooms. At the start of the week we had tiny caterpillars but when we went home on Friday they were much bigger. We are excited to see them hatch into butterflies.

We had a visitor from Trinity High School today. She wowed us with lots of different science experiments.

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