Our school has achieved the Primary science mark silver award in school. Many thanks to Miss Shotton, Mrs Digby and Miss Andrews for all their hard work in moving science forward in school. Do ask your child what science they have been learning in class.
Science Days - June 2016
On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June we had two science days.
Y1 had a focus on floating and sinking. First of all we found lots of different materials and predicted whether we thought they would float or sink. Then we tried them out and took photographs of our findings. On the second day we wanted to find out what made boats float so we collected different materials to see if we could make an unsinkable boat.
Y2 had lots of bubbles fun. We first of all wanted to find out how we could make the biggest bubble so we experimented with different sized wands and also how hard we blew the bubble. We found out that the bigger the wand, the bigger the bubble! On the second day, we wanted to see whether we could blow bubbles from lots of different liquids, but quickly found out that things like coca cola and vegetable oil just didn’t work!
Science Day - December 2015
Early Years Foundation Stage
In Foundation Stage we experimented with lots of different liquids and compared them to solids.
Y1 mixed lots of different items together such as coca cola and flour. We predicted what we thought would happen first and then we put our theories to the test! Our discussions about the physical changes we saw were very interesting.
Y2 made their very own lava lamps using water, oil, food colouring and Alka-Seltzer. We learnt about the density of the different liquids and discussed the chemical and physical changes we saw.
Y3 wanted to see what would happen if we put a candy cane in different liquids. We tried lots of different ideas and we were very excited by the results!
In Y4 we tried to find out what would happen if we added salt to some ice. Then we decided to find out if we could refreeze the ice around some string. We now know how to melt the ice should the weather get worse.
Our science day focussed on BUBBLES!!! During the day year 5ED produced some great bubble art and research, they devised their own experiment to see which mixture produce the best bubble and the children partook in some bubble challenges. Needless to say all children enjoyed themselves and Bailey Smith was commented as saying “Isn’t science fun miss?” I replied with a simple “Yes!”
During ‘Science day’ in Y5RL we had lots of fun experimenting with bubbles! We investigated which washing up liquids made the biggest and best bubbles, attempted to create a bubble inside another bubble, and also made lots of mess to create our bubble art!
In 5NH, Mr Hardy gave his class a difficult challenge. He would give a million merits if they could make a “cube bubble”. This is Alexie determined to beat him!
Our Y6 scientists used different liquids and environments to make their very own crystals.
We were very lucky to watch a performance of ‘The Bunsen Towers Mystery’. Children took part, learnt lots of science skills and even helped solve the mystery of the stolen diamond!
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