British Science Week 2021
Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 8:07pm
To mark British Science Week I thought I'd would write and share some of the excellent learning that the children across the school have been doing this week. In more 'normal' times, we would usually have a particular focus for the week but given the circumstances this wasn't quite possible.
However, I'm sure that most of you will have heard about your child's science lessons this week, not least from Year 6 who have had the added bonus of a day spent with 'Chemistry with Cabbage' to end their first week back. I've been fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with both Reception class and Year 2 and I'm sure the pictures below give some idea of the fun we had in our learning.
Reception class explored how to construct a building using biscuits and melted chocolate - and let's be honest, who doesn't love a biscuit..? The children certainly did when they became 'giants' and demolished their constrcutions!
Year 2 started by looking at how machines fly, and discussed aerodynamics - the way objects move through the air. In pairs, they then constructed three straw planes, each with a differently shaped rear end in order to test which was the most aerodynamic.
Finally, year 4 started their learning about states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) by exploring how particles behave in these three states. They ended by looking at how small solid objects behave in a carbonated drink - a simple way of seeing how gas behaves in a liquid.
For the rest of this term, classes across the school will be learning about plants, electricity, earth and space, the skeletal system, and materials. Quite a variety of topics, I'm sure you'll agree!