Bluebirds have had an exciting afternoon investigating making electricity circuits ready for their project! After making predictions, children set to work to see if they could create a circuit to make the lightbulb work! Children felt a great sense of achievement when their team made a successful illumination!
Bluebirds were eager to investigate how water travels through plants so set up experiments with lilies, celery and lots of food colouring! They examined the plants after 10 minutes, 2 1/2 hours and then 17 hours later. There were gasps of delight and amazement the next morning as children arrived into class! Children learnt that the xylem (similar to a tube, like a straw) takes water around plants. Look at our fantastic photos!
Bluebirds have been displaying the learning behaviour of curiosity recently. In their own time, these girls have all been researching our Stone Age topic…. just because they want to and are eager to find out more for themselves. Sophie found out about Stonehenge and has spent hours recreating it as a model. Melissa has produced some Great drawings with facts. Niah found out lots of extra facts and information.
Bluebirds continued with their leaf investigations this week and discussed their characteristics. Each group had a sample of leaves and sorted them using different criteria. The children sorted them according to length, size, shape, texture and colour. Afterwards, the children measured lots of holly leaves….which was very tricky! Lots of perseverance and team work was required! Children also had to think about how to use a ruler accurately!
Bluebirds found out the range of lengths of the holly leaves was 2 – 9 cms.
The most common length of the leaves was 6-7 cms.
The range of spikes on the edge of the holly leaves was 14 – 24.
The most common number of spikes per leaf was 17.
We decided the bigger the leaf the more spikes it has. We noticed this was similar when comparing oak leaves and the nodes around the edge of each.