This term, our theme was toys and across the school our classes made zoetropes, moon sand, kaleidoscopes, bouncy balls, mazes for hex bugs and Reception even put themselves inside a bubble using the best bubble mixture ever!
Each class then chose an experiment to go into the St James Science Kit which will be sent to Tetherdown School to be reviewed.
At the end of the week, we had a whole school science fair showcasing the amazing home/school learning projects that our children have done this half term. Well done to everyone who took part. The effort you had put in was clearly phenomenal.
On Thursday morning, in partnership with Tetherdown School, we held a Primary Science Fair with children from Year 1 classes. Both schools had been asked to invent a new animal that lived in a specific habitat from anywhere inside a school to a more recognisable one such as the desert or Polar region. Well done to everyone who took part - the variety and quality of the designs were brilliant. A big thank you too to Mrs Brady for organising the event and to our judges, who included members of staff and Governors, for giving up their time to come and join us.
Last Term's Science Week
Our theme for last term's Science week was ‘get moving’ and we started with ourselves in our dance workshops on Tuesday!
During the week, each class has been busy with experiments and designs on how to move – better, faster, differently. Year 6 spent an afternoon making balloon powered buggies and then tested them to see how far they would go. Year 5 designed new trainers with specific modifications to help athletes move faster. Year 4 created robotic hands and tested frog high jumps and Year 3 made skiers and movable monsters using syringes. Year 2 constructed some incredible working windmills and Year 1 created animal models that moved with string or kites. Last, but not least, Reception class designed and made some superb rockets!
The week ended on Friday with a Science Fair in the hall. Children from Tetherdown joined us for the morning. A big thank you to our judges – Miss Grace - our STEM ambassador vet student, Mr Hammond who is Head of Science at APS and who has links with the Ogden Trust, Estelle Addy – our STEM governor and Mrs Law – one of our own parents – for giving up your time to come to join us. Thank you too to Mrs Brady for organising the event.
Our Get Moving Science Week
Some of our Year 4 students making snow in their Science experiment
Our Local Primary School Science Fair