Navigation
Home Page

Science

In Science our topic is rocks and soils. We carried out an investigation into different types of rocks and looked at their properties. We tested their hardness and carried out the streak test.  There were lots of different rocks that we hadn’t seen before!
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9

The school has successfully acquired the Enthuse Award for Science which allows us to work with a Science specialist from the STEM Learning Centre.

Recently, the staff completed a workshop where they carried out some scientific investigations and explained their findings - it was great fun!

Picture 1
Picture 2
In Science, year 5 have been exploring day and night. They used globes and torches to recreate the suns rays and how they shine on the Earth. 
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
In Spring term, Year 1 are learning about light. They have been learning about light sources and this week were learning all about shadows and how shadows are made. The children made animal and shadow puppets. The children had to have very steady hands in order to make sure that their puppet moved in exactly the same way as their animal puppet.
Picture 1
In Nursery, we have been learning all about Winter. As part of our Knowledge and Understanding we have been Scientists. We have been exploring how we can make frost using water, ice and salt. The children then practised their mark making using their fingers!
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

Year 4 have enjoyed taking part in Science Week this term. They loved learning about how electricity is made and how it travels to our homes.

 

Lennon’s explained how electricity is made and how it travels to our homes:

First, people heat things (fuels) and the heat makes the water get hot. After that, the water turns into steam which pushes turbines with a big magnet in them. The magnet makes electricity then it goes into a transformer to change the volts. Then it travels through the pylons to our home.

 

 

They sorted out which items needed or didn’t need electrical energy. They also decided which items needed battery power or electricity from a socket. They used Venn diagrams to show our findings scientifically.

 

  • Lilly found that a radio could be sorted into both socket or battery powered category. It went in the middle section of her Venn diagram.
  • Lewis knew that items such as a tree or table didn’t use electrical energy.

 

 

They were able to make a simple circuit including a cell, bulb, switch and wire. They had retained this information from KS1. They learnt how to use symbols to represent the components of the circuit  and then drew a circuit diagram. They investigated what happens when they add extra bulbs or wire.

 

  • Jack wrote: When we add more wires the bulb gets dimmer because the electricity has more wires to get through. It can’t get through because the wire tries to stop it.  

 

They were given a scenario from which they created an investigation question. They needed to find which materials were the best at conducting electricity in order to use it to rewire the school electrics. The children designed an investigation considering variables and fair testing, agreed on a method and made a prediction as to what they thought would happen.

 

Orange table found that wool was a conductor of electricity but all of the other tables disagreed. The rest of the class found this was a false result due to the circuit not being connected properly. This was discussed in their evaluation. They found metal to be the best conductor.

After they had completed an evaluation of their investigation, they made some recommendations to be considered if the investigation was to be repeated. 

Picture 1
Lilly, Hollie, Ben and Lennon really enjoyed presenting our investigation and findings to the rest of the school at the Science fayre. 
Picture 1
Year 2 investigated different materials and how this would alter how far a car would travel. We used our maths knowledge to measure in CM. We were able to explain the properties of different materials.
Year 6 went to the power station to learn a little more about electricity. Lucy and Kalan even won a competition sharing how much they had learned about electricity.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

Year 2 have had an amazing time learning all about living things. 

They have worked hard to classify a selection of animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Year 3 have been exploring volcanic eruptions. It was incredibly interesting watching the model erupt but the mix of coca cola ad vinegar let off a terrible smell.
Year 2 went on a minibeast walk and found lots of micro-habitats. We also found a woodlouse and even a lizard.
Picture 1
Picture 2

Suzie has been exploring changes at home.

Paige and I were mixing materials at home. We experimented with three different bags of materials. The first bag was salad cream and gravy granules which was an irreversible change. Irreversible means that you can't separate the materials from each other. The second one we did was milk and orange juice which was irreversible. The final one we did was grass and water which was reversible. Reversible means that you can separate the two materials. We had lots of fun!

Year 1 have been learning all about seasons in their Science lessons. The first season they have been learning about is Autumn and how the leaves on some trees change. The children had lots of fun when they went hunting for fallen leaves around school.

Jasmine and Jasmine took part in the Science Fair! They had such an amazing time. 

 

It was so fun for us and we taught people more about parachutes. I think our stall was successful and we wanted to thank everyone who visited us and came to the Science Fair. We had lots of good reviews!

                                                                                   The Jasmines.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Top