Year 5 have been learning about the moon's craters, what causes them and why they are different sizes.
Year 1 had a brilliant afternoon learning all about astronauts and the special skills they need to have. We found out astronauts need to be strong, resilient and excellent at problem solving. We put our skills to the test with an egg drop project, space gloves activity and a crater experiment. We can safely say all the children in Year 1 would all make amazing astronauts!
As part of Science week children across school have been 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants' looking at the work of notable scientists throughout history. Year 3 have been learning about Mary Anning as part of Science week. Mary lived on the Dorset coast 200 years ago and found some very special fossils, including an Ichthyosaurus and a Plesiosaurus. The children were given three pieces of a skeleton and had to imagine what the rest of the animal might look like. They did a great job
As we celebrated Science Week each year group explored a scientist who linked with their current topic. They explored the scientists' discoveries and their impact on our lives now. We had lots of fun carrying out experiments linked to our chosen scientist's work. Year 6 explored Michael Faraday and investigated circuits and wind turbines.
Last week Nursery found a spider in the home corner on a big web. He brought us a new book called ‘ Arghhhh Spider’. This lead us to learn “Incy Wincy Spider” and do lots of fun things while learning about spiders. Did you know that spiders webs come from glands in the tip of their abdomen? We also found a huge spider on our spider hunt!
As part of Year 4's science electricity topic this half term, we have started to investigate static electricity and circuits. We were given wires, batteries and bulbs . We had to first make a working circuit with one bulb and then investigated how many bulbs we could get to work using one battery. Next lesson we will be investigating conductors and insulators using a variety of products including vegetables.
Year 5 have been busy investigating if some materials will dissolve in water to form a solution.
Learning Through Song
The reception children have been learning a song all about space and developing their knowledge of our solar system.