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In Science, we are learning all about plants. We are currently carrying out an investigation into what plants need in order to grow. We planted one plant without water, one without heat and one without sunlight and have been checking their progress regularly.  We have made our predictions at the start of the investigation and are discussing and recording our observations.
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Plant 1-no water

Plant 2-no sunlight

Plant 3-no heat

We also investigated how water is transported in plants. We carried out an investigation using a white rose, celery, water and blue colouring. We made predictions before we carried out our investigations, wrote up what we did, and evaluated our findings. We then commented on whether our predictions had been correct or not. We discovered that the blue food colouring had been absorbed by the plant and transported up the stem to the flower, turning the flower blue in colour. 
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As part of our work on nutrition, we have been learning about balanced diets and food types. We are able to recognise and name foods from different food types and understand why these are important for our body. We created our own healthy food plates using what we know about nutrition and food groups. We hope you like the look of our tasty, but healthy meals!
This half term we have been learning about 'The Human Body.' As part of our topic, we have been learning about skeletons and the purpose of our skeletons. We enjoyed learning the names of different bones and could not believe we have 206 bones in our body! We created our own skeletons with moving joints. What do you think? 
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This week in Science, we have been learning about muscles and how they work. We learnt the names for our upper arm muscles; biceps and triceps. We discussed ways in which muscles contract and relax. We carried out different exercises, using our water bottles as weights, and identified which exercises worked our biceps and which worked our triceps.
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