Science Week

April 17th-21st 2023

During the week of April 17th, the children across school took part in our Science Week.  The theme was Connections.  We explored haw we are connected in different ways including in nature.  We carried out a number of investigations, explored our environment and researched the life and work of famous scientist.

Year 1

The children looked at the plants and animals around school and how we are connected to our environment and the need to look after it.  They produced a college of the things they discovered.  They also researched the life and work of Mary Anning.  They also produced nature pictures by completing photographs of animals that live in our immediate environment.

Year 2

In Year 2 the children made a web by identifying how they were connected to their classmates.  They went outside to look at the ecosystems they could find in our school grounds.  It is fascinating to see how many plants and animals we share our school with!  They researched the life and work of David Attenborough.

Year 3

The year 3 children continued their exploration of soil and how this is vital to our existence.  They look at different kinds and we planted cotton handkerchiefs to see if anything would grow! They researched the life and work of George Washing Carver who developed the idea of crop rotation in order to protect the soil. (He also invented peanut butter!)

Year 4

Children in Year 4 investigated fingerprints. They compared different fingerprints to see if they could identify any patterns. They developed their observational skills by looking closely at your own fingerprints using a magnifying glass. They researched the life and work of Thomas Edison and Lewis Latimer.

Year 5

Year 5 looked at the way we are connected to the world beyond our own.  They researched the life and work of Maggie Aderin-Pocock an astronomer.  They looked at the phases of the moon and they made their own moon dial.

Year 6

In year 6 the children investigated the life and work of Steve Jobs and the impact on the world. They investigated the impact temperature on the effectiveness of yeast, however their investigation didn’t work in the way they expected so they discussed how they could adapt what they did in light of their finding.