Science Day!

October 13, 2023

In Science, the children have been learning about the human body and the 5 senses. Today Year 1 had ‘Science Day’, where we carried out a number of different activities to explore the 5 senses.

We started our day by recapping labelling the human body and discussing our different body parts. We then moved on to exploring our sense of smell. The children were given a range of different herbs, spices and kitchen condiments to smell including: cinnamon, mustard, Aromat, mixed herbs, cayenne pepper, garlic granules, turmeric and chilli flakes (just to name a few). It was great fun seeing the children’s reactions! We had a good discussion about our preferences and how we each have a different sense of smell.


After break, we explored our sense of taste. We gave the children a range of different foods to try including: celery, carrot, kiwi, Pom bears, plain rice cake, lemon, pineapple, rice pudding, gherkins and grapes. The children took this activity in their stride and were really brave, some tasting things they have never eaten before. We discussed the four different types of taste: bitter, sour, sweet and salty, as well as labelling the mouth and talking about our saliva glands and what saliva is. The children found it really interesting and worked brilliantly as a team.


After lunch, we completed the last activity of the day, where we went on a sensory walk around the school grounds. The children had to explore their sense of touch, sight and hearing and share what they could feel, see and hear as we walked around. It was a brilliant day and lots of fun! Well done 1E, we are very proud of you all.