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Vision Statement

In science, we will inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to explore and investigate whilst being expertly led. Children will be encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in an organised and safe environment; whereby they learn and apply skills which will equip them for an ever-changing world.

This page is updated regularly with many of the exciting things our school has been doing in science.

Spring Term 2019

Class 4

This term in Class 4, we are concentrating on AT1 and we will be carrying out a range of scientific inquiries and investigations. Take a look at our photos.

Class 1 Plants

Life cycle of a plant.

The children enjoyed working in teams to learn the life cycle of a plant.

We are now investigating if plants are effected by different conditions when they are growing. We planted cress seeds and then some were put in a cold place, some were in a dark place, some will have no water and the rest will have too much water. We are going to see what happens to the over the next few weeks.

Class 1 are exploring ‘Plants’ in Science this term. We started by exploring the many different plants found in the school grounds. We then identified and named some common plants. We had a lot of fun!

Class 2 Plants

This term we are exploring the topic of ‘Plants’ in science. We have started by exploring the many different plants that we have in our school grounds, including our fantastic wildlife area. We then tried to name some of the plants found.

The children learnt about what plants need to grow. We have planted sunflower seeds and will look after them and record the their progress! We are hoping to see some very large sunflowers!

Class 3

SCIENCE WEEK

MONDAY – the children used the chromebooks to research different types of catapults used during Anglo-Saxon times.

TUESDAY – the children learnt about the forces behind how catapults work. Some children drew and labelled a diagram and others wrote about how the forces work.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – children designed and made their catapults over 2 days, trialling and testing different versions. They now have their completed catapults ready for the competition tomorrow!

FRIDAY – today was testing day! The children loved launching their missiles, each pair testing different weighted balls. Most of the children found the lighter missiles were able to be launched further.

During the Spring term, Class 3 will be investigating Forces and Magnets. The children have already thought of questions they would like to find the answer to, so we will be conducting a range of experiments in the coming weeks to try and answer our questions! Some questions include: “do magnets work under water?” and “which material would make the best parachute?”

Here are some pictures from our lesson on ‘pushes and pulls’. First, the children did some role-play of activities showing both pushes and pulls. Then, we acted out balanced forces using our bodies.

Our first investigation was all about magnets. The children wanted to find out how strong magnets were, so they set up their own experiment measuring magnet strength.

Our second investigation was all about Friction. The children were testing which surface created the most friction for the toy cars. Some of our predictions were correct!

Class 3’s third investigation was testing whether magnets worked in different liquids. We tested washing up liquid, oil and water. We found that the magnets were still able to attract paper clips through all the liquids, however the speed altered depending on the liquid. We concluded that, “the thicker the liquid, the slower it will take for a paper clip to attract to the magnet.”

Children combined all their knowledge about magnets in an exciting activity – designing and creating their own magnetic board game! Some children chose to create a fishing game, where magnets were used to attract various different characters. Other children chose to use the way magnets can repel each other, to ‘push’ along cars around a race track. We had great fun designing and making these and we can wait to have a go at playing and evaluating each other’s games.

We will be updating our Science page regularly as we investigate each question. Please come back and see what we get up to!

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Important Dates
  1. Year 6 Bikeability

    March 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Bikeability- Children in Year 6 only

    March 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  3. Carlton Lodge- Residential for Year 5 pupils

    April 4 @ 9:00 am - April 5 @ 3:00 pm