On Friday, we held a learning market to share our habitat dioramas with Year 5. We told the older children what we had been learning and they left us feedback about our work.


In RE, we have been learning about why the Torah is important to Jewish people. This afternoon, we created our own Torahs. We thought about the meaning of fairy tales and use those as our teachings. We then created a scroll. After, we practiced reading our scrolls and guessing our friend’s message.


Today we developed our skills in Science. We observed and made predictions when completing an experiment to see if oranges float or sink with and without peel. We found the results very surprising! 

We are scientists!

In science, we have been focusing on observing changes and explaining what has happened. We did an experiment looking at whether oranges float or sink. However, one of our oranges had peel on, the other didn’t. We predicted what we thought would happen. When we put them in the water, we noticed that one floated and one didn’t. We had fun guessing why this might have happened and made connections with the air particles!

Our trip to the Tide Mill!

Today, we went on a school trip to Woodbridge and Ipswich. In the morning, we went to Woodbridge to do three different activities. One activity was to do some sketching of the boats that we could see. We discussed how to hold a pencil for sketching and how to draw using shapes. We had to use our concentration skills to make sure we were being accurate with our drawing. Our second activity, was in Woodbridge museum. We had a treasure hunt where we were all given a number. Around the room, artefacts were numbered and we had to go and find the one that t matched ours. We then had to find out what it was. We then went to the Tide Mill. In the mill, we got to experience a working mill and watched how it worked. We discussed the water energy that was needed to make the mill work and how they controlled the water. We got shown how they made flour and we even got to try some bread!

In the afternoon, we went to Ipswich Docks. We had a look at lots of old photos and tried to find things that were still there now. We discussed what the docks were used for and how water energy and wind energy was important for the transportation on goods. We looked at the customs house, Isaacs and the window museum. We looked at the grain race, how far they travelled and what happened to the goods when they arrived.

We had a great day out exploring energy!

Plant Experiments

This week we have been exploring how plants need water to survive. We set up an experiment to see if the petals of the flowers would change colour using food colouring in the water. We then predicated how long we thought it would take.

Kesgrave Flower Festival

Year 2 have created a display for the Kesgrave Flower Festival at All Saints Church. We are hoping our cress will grow ready for people to see it. The display will be open to the public over the bank holiday so pop in and have a look!


Today we had a gymnastics session with Premier Sports. We explored travelling and jumping safely off larger equipment.


In Science, we have been observing how our beans have grown over the last two weeks. We spotted many roots on our beans and some had grown very quickly!