Super Scientists!

Super Scientists!

Today we learnt a new skill – how to read the temperature from a thermometer. We found out that we had to hold the thermometer in the right place and look very closely to read it accurately. We then applied this skill when investigating the question ‘Which...
Classifying animals

Classifying animals

Year 1 have been learning about animals and how to classify them into different groups. One of the groups they have learnt about are mammals. The children learnt about the features in order to describe mammals, and used their knowledge to help them classify animals...
Do the rates of evaporation vary?  Year 4 have the results!

Do the rates of evaporation vary? Year 4 have the results!

Year 4 were given the hypothesis ‘Rates of evaporation do not vary’, the children were then given time to discuss whether or not they agreed with this statement.  We then spent time planning an experiment to test whether or not the rates of evaporation...
Materials – Changing Shape

Materials – Changing Shape

We have been exploring the properties of different materials and how this makes them suitable for different purposes. We have also been investigating which materials can change shape by twisting, bending, stretching and squashing. This generated further discussion...
A Different Kind of Solar System in Year 5

A Different Kind of Solar System in Year 5

Today in Year 5, we took our learning outside and explored the solar system using…. FRUIT! The children were challenged to labelling the fruits with the correct planet, thinking about the size. There were lots of scientific discussions around this and lots of decision...
Investigating Air Resistance in Year 5

Investigating Air Resistance in Year 5

In Year 5, we have been exploring air resistance in our ‘Forces’ unit and spent time investigating the best materials to make a parachute. The children worked in groups, with a range of materials and tested it using an egg...