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Science Week in Year 1

Our 5 Senses – Taste

Our last sense we learnt about was our sense of taste. We had bitter lemon, salty crisps, sweet chocolate and sour sweets to tickle our taste buds!

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“I can taste chocolate, it’s yummy.”

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“Oh no I don’t like it!”

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“That’s a horrible taste!”

The children have enjoyed learning about their senses and are really thinking about the senses they are using throughout the day.

Our 5 Senses – Touch

Today we thought about our sense of touch. The children took it in turns to feel an object in the ‘feely’ bag and try to describe the object and guess just from touch what it could be!

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“It’s round, fluffy and squishy.”

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“It’s long, hard and sharp.”

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“It feels hard and it’s long.”

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“It feels like a spoon.”

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“It feels hard and soft and pointy and it’s bendy. I think it’s a feather.”

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“It feels like the shape of an egg. It’s hard.”

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“It feels squishy, it’s soft and it’s got fur on. I think it’s a pom pom.”

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“It feels bumpy, straight at the bottom but it’s bumpy in the middle on the outside. It’s metal.”

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“It’s hard and pointy and its got something around it.”

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“It’s hard, I think it’s white and a circle shape. It could be a stone.”

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“It’s a circle, it’s hard. It’s a penny.”

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Our 5 Senses – Hearing

In Reception we are continuing with our learning on the 5 senses. Today we concentrated on using our ears to really listen.

The children talked about the sounds they thought we would hear on a walk around school and if they would be different or the same outside.

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We then went on our walk around school to find out if we were right or if we would hear any different sounds.

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Back in class we looked at what we had found out. Some of our guesses were right but we heard lots of sounds we had not thought of too!

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The children really had to use their listening skills to match the sound to the picture in our Soundtracks game.

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Ask your child about sounds in the home. Are the sounds different or the same to the sounds at school?

Our 5 Senses – Smell

Today the children were learning all about our sense of smell.

We talked about some of our favourite smells.

“I like the smell of my house.” – Eli

“I like the smell of flowers.” – Eliza

“I like the smell of chocolate.” – Kierey

“I like the smell of bonfires.” – Phoebe C

And we talked about smells we don’t like!

“I don’t like the smell of pigs, they’re dirty!” – Evie

“I don’t like the smell of my cats when they eat food and feel a bit sick.” – Finlay

We then used our sense of smell to try and guess what was in the different containers.

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“I love orange.”

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“The onion is disgusting!”

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“I don’t like this one – curry it’s horrible and smells horrible!”

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“My favourite smells are strawberries and chocolate.”

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“The curry stinks but I like the taste.”

I hope you have been singing along with the 5 senses song!!

Our 5 Senses – Sight

This week in Reception class we are learning about our 5 senses.

Today we learnt all about our sense of sight and how important our eyes are for ‘really looking’.

To help the children understand how important our eyes are we played a game of pin the nose on the girls face. The children were blindfolded and had to try put the nose in the right place with some very funny results.

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We then used different resources to see how they made things look different or changed the way we see things.

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“Everything is red and blue now.”

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“It sparkles.”

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“It all looks blue now like when I go swimming.”

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“You’re big now Mrs Darbyshire.”

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“Ooh pretty and sparkly.”

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“It looks different when it spins around. You can’t see the bee anymore.”

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“It’s weird and blurry.”

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“One side of your face is blue and one side is red.”

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“They keep swirling around. It looks like flowers.”

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“I put yellow, red and blue together and it made brown.”

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“Everything is blue!”

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“They keep moving when I look at it.”

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“I can see myself and you too!”

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“It’s pink and blurry.”

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“I like blue.”

We are learning The Five Senses Song. Press play so you can sing along too!