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In Science we have been discovering our senses and really putting them to the test! In Miss Macieira's classroom, we were given the task to identify different objects whilst blind folded! This meant we had to trust our sense of touch to identify each object! Some of them were very confusing, like the coconut! We were then tasked with identifying different smells that were within smell pots! We could not see the object but were given a list of possible items such as vinegar, coffee, ketchup, hot chocolate powder, onions and soap! Some were definitely nicer to smell than others!
In Miss Lywood's room we tested our sense of sight by playing a tricky game of i-spy where we had to count the number of fairy tale characters we could see! We then used our sense of hearing to try and identify sounds we had listened to in a sound box such as, running water, a horn and keys.
In Miss Dodd's room we were VERY pleased to be testing our sense of taste! We were given food to taste that was either, sweet, salty, sour or bitter! It is safe to say not many of us were able to keep a straight face when eating a lemon!
This week in science, we have been looking at seasonal change and the different types of weather we can expect to see in Autumn. We decided to set up an outdoor weather station so that we could record and track each day in our weather diaries. We have made a weather vane to record the wind direction, a rain gauge to collect any rainwater and Miss Macieira hung a thermometer up in the trees so that we could record the temperature. We can't wait to visit the weather station each day to collect the recordings.
As the children have been busy collecting signs of Autumn, we found we had an abundance of leaves which we didn't know what to do with. We used an Autumn Leaf ID chart to name and identify the different leaves we had found and then used them to create our very own Leaf Man! The results were beautiful!
In Science we have been observing changes throughout the seasons and went on a Welly Walk to hunt for 'signs of autumn'. We found a whole host of treasures such as conker husks, spinners, berries and nuts and seeds. When we got back to the classroom we worked scientifically to sort and classify the items into groups based on what they looked like or their type.
Challenge - Make your own autumn discovery bottle and fill a plastic container with autumnal finds and then bring it into class to show everyone.