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Science

Autumn 2

In Science, we are learning about: Living things and their habitats.

We will be describing the the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will also we looking at describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

 

This week, we have been looking at the parts of a flower and how they are involved in the pollination and fertilisation processes. We have discovered that pollination is when pollen from the anthers on another plant of the same type lands on the female parts of a plant and that the female part of the plant (called the stigma) is sticky. We know that pollen can be carried on the wind or by insects and once it has landed on the stigma of a plant, it travels down a tube where it fertilises the ovules, which then become seeds.

 

We have also discovered that fertilisation is when the male cells from the pollen connect with female cells from the ovules.

Science

In Science, we are focusing on Electricity. In the curriculum, it states that:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

As part of our learning, the children have recapped the key components of a circuit, investigated why circuits will or won't work and have planned their own investigation to test how voltage impacts the volume of a buzzer or the brightness of a bulb/lamp. The children are looking forward to carrying out their investigation to see if their hypothesis is correct.

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