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Learning about our Five Senses

Over the last two weeks we have been learning about our five senses. We carried out lots of investigations on what we could see, hear, touch, taste and smell around the school. This gave us lots of opportunity to use lots of descriptive language such as sweet, sour, loud, quiet, soft, rough, smooth, delicious, tasty and colourful.

We also got to learn about the science behind our senses and the parts of the body that allow us to see, hear, touch, smell and taste. For example, we drew a diagram of the ear and labelled the parts; outer ear, middle ear, inner ear and ear canal.

For our sense of hearing, we closed our eyes and listened to the sounds around us. Afterwards, we recorded our findings and made a list of the sounds we could hear. We love any opportunity to go outside here in First Class so we put on our coats and braved the weather to listen to the sounds we could hear outside. We added these sounds to our list and compared what we could hear inside and outside.

One of our favourite activities was learning about taste and describing different foods that are sour, sweet, salty and bitter. We were very brave and put on a blind fold before we tasted a mystery food and used some of our describing words to describe the taste. Have a look at the pictures below to see the fun we had and guess which one of us got the sour lemon!

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