Science in School
Our Key Principals
As part of our journey towards achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark, we have developed our key principles for teaching science. We are now excited to share this with the whole academy community. These link to our school values and remind us to provide lessons and opportunities that stretch beyond the standard National Curriculum and develop the science capital of every pupil.
Autumn STEM Activities
Take inspiration from the arrival of autumn! These STREAM activities can be completed by all members of the family, with children taking the lead, using resources found in the home. We’d love to hear how you’re using the activities and see who gets involved! Please send your photos, comments or designs to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘STREAM activities
Year 4 Circuit Investigation
Year 4 had great fun building circuits. They tested a range of materials to see if they were conductors or insulators.
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that. In school each year group will choose their own investigation theme from the suggested activities. During our science investigations we will follow the scientific method.
This year the theme for Science Week is ‘growth’. Our first whole school investigation is.......
Is it true that the older you are, the bigger your hands are?
Using the scientific method each year group has predicted the answer to this question, formed a hypothesis, gathered information and recorded their results.
Egg Drop Experiment
Year 6 have been investigating how best to protect an egg if it falls. They tested different materials in a range of different ways to find which would keep their precious cargo safe. Lots of great thinking and lots of fun!
Today, Year 5 and 6 had two special visitors from Newcastle University - the Cell Detectives! There was great excitement as the children were able to take a very close look at everyday items using specialist microscopes. They then got to make their own working microscopes...using Lego!
Year 3 Plant Growth
In Year 3 we have been learning about how plants grow. We have set up and investigation to find out what are the best conditions for plants to grow in. We will observe our plants in the coming days and weeks to see how their living conditions have effected their growth.
Year 2 Walking Rainbow
The children in Year 2 learned all about a scientific process called the capillary action. This action happens when a liquid moves up through a hollow tube or into a spongy, solid material. In this experiment the fibres in kitchen roll have lots of little holes. Water is absorbed through the kitchen roll because when the first water molecule adheres to it and begins to move upward, it pulls the next water molecule up with it, like a chain.
Parts of a Flower
In Year 3 we have been investigating plants, flowers and growth. We have been exploring the conditions needed for plants to grow setting up an investigation. We have also looked at the parts of plants, dissecting a daffodil.