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Junior School Children Have Their Heads Screwed On!

This week the Junior School have been looking at animal and human skulls. This has been linked to Year 4’s science topic this term Teeth and Eating.

During the week each Year group have had the opportunity to come and explore and handle the skulls. I think that everyone has really enjoyed it; I know I have!
Olivia Freeston (Year 4, Symonds)

Some of the skulls were plastics models and we could hold these ones, others were real bone skulls and were too fragile to hold. The human skulls were plastic and were made of two different colours. This was to show which parts of the original skull had been found and the other colour was where the scientists had filled in the gaps to make it complete.
Kye Carrington (Year 4, Lockwood)

The biggest skull was the pig, but the sheep skull was almost as big. The smallest skull of all was the quail, which was tiny!
Sebastian Wall (Year 4, Baker)

We have learnt lots of interesting facts about the skulls and their teeth. For example, we learnt that a squirrel’s two front incisor teeth could be used to gnaw and crack open nuts and seeds.
Lily Oxby (Year 4, Lockwood)

Animals have lots of different types of teeth. We have been learning about three main types of human teeth: incisors, canines and molars  and what these teeth are used for. The gharial, a freshwater crocodile, is a meat-eater and all of his teeth are sharp and pointy, like our canines. These help him to grip his prey.
Daniel Ferrier (Year 4, Gwyn)

We have been looking at different types of teeth in the skulls and trying to work out whether the animal is a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
Charlie Kerton (Year 4, Lockwood)

In Art this week we had the opportunity to sketch the skulls. It was pretty hard, but in the end I think everyone was pleased with the results. I had a go at sketching the rabbit skull.
Dee Biles (Year 4, Baker)

On Thursday morning we enjoyed explaining the skulls to the Reception Class. The Reception children were not here to look in detail at the teeth like we were, they were trying to recognise different animal skulls and trying to working out where features such as the eyes, nose and ears would have been. They also enjoyed trying to read some of the names of the animals, using their phonics, such as gharial, puma and guinea pig.
Freddie Murfitt (Year 4, Symonds)

My favourite skull was the puma.  It has been a wonderful experience and really interesting learning about all the different skulls.
Lewie Camidge (Year 4, Baker)









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