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Spring 2 - Predator

 

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit. Is it a bug-munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it? Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informative leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey. Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the food chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark! What incredible species can you imagine? Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain!

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Making Fossils

We learned about the fossilisation process and how fossils are made. Then, we applied our knowledge to make our own fossils using bread and gummy sweets. We layered the bread to represent the different layers of soil and used the sweets as the item to be fossilised. We then added books to the top of the layers to create the pressure needed to make a fossil. 

 

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Water Transportation Investigation

In our topic lessons, we have been learning about how water is transported through plants. We learned about the role the xylem plays in carrying water from the roots to the leaves. Then, we investigated this ourselves by adding food colouring to water and seeing how the food colouring travelled through the celery. Take a look at our results.

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