Play dough planets – Year 5

This term, we are exploring Earth and Space, in lesson we looked at the planets in our solar system, exploring their size and other features. We used play dough to understand the difference between the size in the planets – we were very surprised at the size of Jupiter compared Read more…

Super Science Workshop!

Reception and Key Stage One were amazed this morning by Adrian Bowden who demonstrated some exciting experiments and talked about properties of materials. They tested to see what would be the most waterproof material, discovered what material would make the softest cushion and mixed liquids to create enormous bubbles.

Year 6 are electrifying.

We have been learning about electricity and circuits in science. The children have been exploring circuit diagrams and symbols along with the idea of voltage being shared between the components within a circuit. Some excellent explanations Year 6 using good mathematical knowledge to justify your reasoning. Well done.

Pizza Making in Year 2

We have been developing our understanding of healthy eating and having a balanced diet. We have also been learning about hygiene and the importance of hand washing. To end this topic, the children have designed and made a pizza, taking into consideration their new knowledge.

Materials in Year 1

In Science we have been finding out about materials and their properties. We really enjoyed our material hunt around school! We discussed which materials we could see through, what the materials felt like and what they were made of. We also grouped our materials using sorting hoops. We now understand Read more…

Healthy eating in Year 2

In Year 2, we have been learning about the eatwell plate and a variety of different foods. We looked at the children’s dinners and plotted them on the eatwell plate. The children then analysed their dinner, explaining where improvements could be made and identifying if they had a balanced meal. Read more…

Dirt Pudding

In Science this term, Year 3 have been exploring Rocks and Soils. In today’s lesson the children first learnt about the different layers of rock that make up the earth. Under our feet is a layer of rock. This layer of rock is under every town and city, under fields Read more…

Autumn

Reception have been exploring signs of Autumn. They have enjoyed investigating conkers and leaves and represented their learning through art work and salt dough shapes. They have learnt about colours associated with Autumn and how colours change.

Year 2 Scientists

Today we completed an experiment to discover the importance of hygiene. We made our own ‘germs’ using glitter and hand sanitizer. Three children had ‘germs’ on their hand and after 5 minutes the ‘germs’ had spread onto everybody else. We demonstrated how ‘germs’ spread when we sneeze and how they Read more…

Mini Beast Hunt in Year 4

Today in science, we went on a mini beast hunt! Linking in with our science topic, ‘Living things and their habitats’ children explored our environmental area for different insects and spiders, both invertebrates and vertebrates. We studied the different habitats and included the five types of our inquiry for our Read more…

Year 6 explore the digestive system.

Today in science we have been learning about the human digestive system. We made our own version with everyday things to represent the different organs ie tights for the intestines and a bag for the stomach. Lots of giggles and mess but also lots of learning. Well done year 6

Grouping Rocks

In Science this term Year 3 are investigating rocks. In the first lesson they found out about man-made and natural rocks and were able to categorise a range of examples. This week they have been grouping rocks based on different properties. There were four different properties they looked at: Hard Read more…

Year 6 Science – The Heart

This half term, our science topic is based on animals and humans. Today’s focus was on the heart and its important role within our body. The children enjoyed learning about how our heart works and most of them enjoyed exploring a real lambs heart.

Exploring Electricity

Today was the final Working Together, Learning Together Day for Year 4. In Science this half term we have been learning all about electricity so in this session with our parents we were able to showcase what we had learnt so far, but also explore static electricity and switches. The Read more…

Strawberries in Year 1

Since our visit to Newbank Garden Centre we have been caring for our strawberry plants. The children wrote some wonderful instructions, how to grow strawberries. After watering them each day and making sure they had sunlight, we have grown some juicy, tasty strawberries!

Year 3 Build Skeletons

This half-term, Year 3’s Science unit is ‘Animals Including Humans’. Last week they learnt about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates and explored the different types of skeletons. This week, they explored the bones that make up the human skeleton. In groups, they were given blu tac, split pins, sellotape Read more…

Year 1 visiting the Garden Centre

Year One enjoyed an exciting trip to Newbank Garden Centre. We had the opportunity to explore different types of plants and trees. The children used their senses to explore the different colours, scents and textures. The children enjoyed smelling all the different herbs. We bought some strawberry and lettuce plants Read more…

Pond Dipping in Year Two

22nd May 2019 We have all had a chance to pond dip in our school pond. We used special equipment to catch the little creatures and keep them safe whilst we studied them. We found lots of sludge worms, water lice and ramshorn snails. We were delighted to find two Read more…