This term we’ll be having some outdoor learning afternoons. This week we planted seeds, made predictions, sketched plants and talked about ‘living things’.
We have decided to see what things will make a difference to how the plants grow. Some will have no light, some will have no water and some will have no air. We will also grow some plants outside and some inside. We have a special box with a window that will allow is to see how roots grow.
We had some great discussions about living things and asked the question… ‘is a seed alive?’
Holly taught us about the magic that happens with seeds and taught us a new word…. Germinate.
As part of our interdisciplinary learning we will be carrying out some science experiments. We have created our own laboratory and are very eager to get started……Middlemist school of magical scientific discovery begins!
Our chemistry……or ‘potions’ investigations will see us exploring soluble and insoluble, mixing and separating liquids, chemical reactions and medicines that help/hurt us.
Our biology…..or ‘herbology’ investigations will see us exploring plants, living things and inheritated traits. We’ll be planting seeds, investigating the parts of a plant and looking at how plants reproduce.
Here is our lab. We will be very careful to follow all the safety rules.
Thank you and well done to all the volunteers who helped clean up Dunure Beach on Saturday 1st April 2017. The Beach Clean-Up is an annual event organised by the Ayrshire Rotary Clubs. This is the second year Fisherton Primary pupils have supported this good cause. 565 bags were collected along the Ayrshire Coastal Path, from Troon to Girvan. Almost 3,000 plastic bottles were found along the way and the Rotary Clubs have been making us aware of the problems plastic bottles are causing in our waters.
Please remember to always dispose of litter properly. Thank you, Fisherton ECO Committee