Year 5 has been exploring space and finding out about the planets. To discover more about the planets orbiting the sun, some children represented each planet and began to orbit the sun (a central cone). It very quickly became apparent that the planets further away from the sun would take much longer to orbit the sun once. By the time 'Neptune' had made one orbit, 'Mercury' had orbited over 40 times!
Releasing our butterflies.
Ducklings have loved watching the caterpillars as they went through the life cycle and today it was time to let our butterflies out into their natural habitats. The children sat very still and the butterflies came and landed on their heads and their hands before they flew off!
Picking our radishes.
Ducklings planted lots of seeds when we started learning about life cycles. The children have been carefully looking after them, making sure hey are getting enough sun light and water. Today we spotted some radishes that were ready to be picked, so the children pulled them up and we had a close look at the roots and the leaves. Then we gave them a wash and chopped them up and all the children got to try some. They were very excited to be able to eat something they had grown!