This afternoon we had a very exciting Science lesson as we were cutting open some pumpkins to find out what was inside!

Before we opened the pumpkin, some of us guessed what might be inside. Suggestions included; ‘orange stuff’, ‘seeds’, ‘string like cobwebs’, and ‘orange coloured juice’.

When we cut open the pumpkin some of the children were surprised by what we found. We looked at each part separately and discussed its name and purpose. We then placed labels on the pumpkin to identify each part.

The children then had time to go and explore their own pumpkins in a small group using their senses. Some of us really enjoyed putting our hands inside the pumpkin, or using a spoon to scrape out the seeds.

After we had washed our hands we used the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at some parts, and then completed our own diagrams to show and label the inside of a pumpkin.


I hope you enjoyed exploring the pumpkins Ennis class. Tomorrow we are hoping to taste some pumpkin soup!

If you would like to watch the video about the pumpkin life cycle again, and learn the song, click here.

See you tomorrow for some more exciting learning around pumpkins!

Mrs Read 🙂

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