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 Teaching Science offers students opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work. Science teaches children about the  world around them. This knowledge can be used to understand new concepts, make informed decisions and pursue new interests. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about science. The curriculum is designed to ensure that children are able to acquire scientific knowledge through practical experiences , conducting experiments and explaining concepts confidently. 

 

 

Science Policy

In Year 1 for our Brilliant Beginnings as part of our science topic on animals we invited Animal Club to come into school with lots of exciting animals. We got to hold them and find out lots of facts about them. Take a look at our photographs. 

To start our Science week in class 6 we had the question of “When you get older do you get quicker?” We investigated this question by racing with some year 1 children to see who could run quicker and write quicker. We then raced against some teachers too. We found that just because you are older doesn’t mean you are quicker.

This week is Science Week! Year 2 have had a really fun afternoon in Mrs Cassidy's Garden making our very own bug hotels linked to our work on habitats and micro habitats. We are looking forward to going back and looking at them in a few weeks to see if any creatures have decided to move in!

Class 3 looked at plants this week for British Science Week. We looked at how plants grow and how plants drink water. We discussed how the stem draws the water up the plant. For our experiment we put flowers in water and added food colouring. We then made a prediction about what we thought would happen. It was a lot of fun seeing the petals turn blue.

Class 6 investigated the best way to wash our hands as part of our humans and animals topic. We used tea to demonstrate the 🦠 germs on our hands. For one attempt only cold water was used. On the second attempt cold water with some soap. The final attempt we tried warm water and soap. We found that the best way to remove the tea was the warm water and soap as for this one no tea was left on the hands at all.

In the Spring term Class 4 we have been learning the names of common plants. 

Class 4 - Discovering plants

Class 4 have been learning different types of trees and whether they are evergreen or deciduous.

Class 4 have been learning all about different seasons. We went into Mrs Cassidy's garden to look for signs of Autumn. We have also been observing the different types of weather in Autumn.

In Class 4 we have been learning all about different types of materials and their properties. We did an experiment to see which material would be the most suitable for an umbrella. The material needed to be waterproof and strong. We made predictions and then tested different materials. Take a look at the photographs. 

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