4LM had a new topic this week about animals including humans. We went on a minibeast hunt to see what lives in our forest school environment. We wrote about what we found and where we had found them. Minibeasts live in lots of different habitats and are adapted to them with their special characteristics.
We also used a worksheet to help us identify whether they were herbivores, carnivores, omnivores or even detritivores! Then, we developed possible food chains, including other animals that might live in the same environment.
As part of their Science topic on States of Matter, 4LM looked at reversible and irreversible changes outside. We discussed particles in solids, liquids and gases and looked at materials that could be heated and cooled again e.g. water and chocolate. They burn wood on the fire which we learnt was an irreversible change, and boiled the kettle to see steam being produced from the water. The children also made some slime using water and cornflour to make a mixture that was neither a solid or a liquid!
This week, the children went on a Sound Safari to see what different sounds we could hear. We discussed all of our senses (touch, taste, sound, sight and smell) and what it would be like if one of them was taken away. The children closed their eyes at different points around school so they could really take in what they were hearing. Here are some of the things the children heard:
Afterwards the children came up with their own game that involved taking away or using one or more of the senses. There were completely different ideas from each group and they worked really well as a team throughout the week.
This week, 4LM made some replica Roman pottery! They looked at some sheets and discussed the different shapes and styles of pottery and what they might have been used for. Mrs Milbourne showed them how to mould the clay in to similar shapes and then they had a go themselves. It was quite messy! Can you tell what the pottery they made was used for?
For the rest of the week, the groups went outside and played a Roman numerals game. They had to match the numbers and numerals to win!