Before Christmas, we managed to squeeze in our dissolving investigation linked to our learning on materials and their properties unit. We used a range of vocabulary during the experiment, including the terms soluble, insoluble, dissolving and variables. We did our best to keep it a fair test and manage all the dependent variables.
This morning we were working in small teams to develop our reasoning skills, the children really enjoyed challenge each other. Well done Y6.
Our Year 2 children have been busy making bird feeders that will be hung outside by Mr Clark. The children really enjoyed getting their hands dirty and were fully engaged in their learning. They are going to create a bird hide where they can take the binoculars out to observe the birds.
Y1/2WB have been working hard making bird feeders. Mr Clark has been busy putting them outside our classroom, and we are hoping to attract lots of wild birds. We have created a bird watching station in our classroom to sit and take some time to observe any birds that come to enjoy our feeders. I […]
Y3M went on a magical adventure to the Butterfly house learning all about animals and their habitats. The children were so brave and and held a tarantula and a snake. I
This afternoon we discussed microorganisms and how they can grow. The children then developed an investigation into how mould grows on bread and what the best location for this is. We have bread in cupboards, outside and even in the fridge. We look forward to seeing the results after half term!
In science club, the children learnt how to make circuits using different components. Here are some pictures of the children making their circuits. b
A huge thank you to all the parents for supporting our TT Rockstars day, we are sorry that our technology didn’t get us off to a great start but I hope you all agree what a wonderful morning it was. Thank you for encouraging your children to get involved they look amazing as Rockstars as […]
In Year 1/2 with Mrs Waller and Mrs Bradbury they have been learning about animals linked to their topic on Yorkshire Wildlife park. Mrs Waller has done an incredible job of filming them in action. Here they are, we hope you enjoy their performance.
Y1/2WB had so much fun this week at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We enjoyed looking at all of the animals and learning lots of new facts. We spent some time in the Discovery Centre classroom learning about the different animal groups, the children remembered lots from our science lessons too! The adults and children were […]
Today in science, the children carried out an experiment related to saturation points. The children predicted how many tea spoons of salt and sugar it will take before the water became saturated.
This week we have been learning all about things which are alive, dead and never been alive. What better way to learn than visiting our pond area to see the wildlife. We saw lots of insects and even frogs! It was very exciting.
This afternoon Y5/6H went outside to test if the boats made in home learning would float or sink. We also tested if they would move along the water. They were a great success and some fabulous learning took place and excellent discussions.
Yesterday, 6B tested our Home Learning on the school pond. Many children made boats that either self-propelled or sailed across our school pond. We had great fun watching them sink or float or just not do anything. We were able to learn from our mistakes and reflect on what we could do next time to […]
On Wednesday, the children carried out a dissolving experiment. The predicted which powders would be soluble and tested them out in water.
Using real life natural objects, including ones which could be found on a beach like sand, the children made filters. We look forward to testing them out and seeing the results!
We were very lucky to have the travelling zoo into school to meet the children who had moved up to their new class as part of their new topic on Fur, Skin and Feathers. The smiles on the children’s faces was lovely to see and also the fear on some of the staffs faces.
To finish off our topic, Y4/5D and Y5/6H went outside to launch our bottle rockets. We recorded and compared the timings of each rocket. Then we spoke about the science behind the rockets movement, such as the force of gravity, air resistance and pressure.
The children in 5/6H looked at the forces gravity and air resistance. We investigated if the size of a parachute would slow a rocket capsule down or not. We discovered the larger the parachute, the longer it took an object to hit the ground. 11DC76E1-9238-47EE-8CFB-6AD57015443B
The children had a fun packed day at Shireoaks Marina. They went pond dipping and learnt about a wide range of plants, insects and amphibians. Next they visited the Dawn Rose, a replica of a cuckoo boat and found out about how it was made. After break, the children learnt how to open and close the […]
This afternoon, we looked at different types rocks and how they are formed. We looked at how we can identify the difference between igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Today our Year 5s from Rockingham, Greasbrough and Roughwood have the Space dome in school to learn about the universe. The children have had the experience of seeing constellations, planets and the solar system as part of their Science learning. All children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have taken new knowledge to apply to […]
We took our learning outside to do some planting. We looked at what plants need to grow and used our investigation skills to plan an investigation. We chose to put our plants outside, in the cupboard, on the window sill and under a tree to see which one would grow the quickest. Which one do […]
Our science ambassadors were very brave today and held their own science assembly. They showed the children fun and interesting experiments and talked about the science behind them. Well done!
Yesterday we learnt about the skills required to become an astronaut. We carried out a fitness test by taking part in the exercises the astronauts have to do to keep fit. We then looked at our reaction times by carrying out an experiment to see how fast we would reacted to catch a ruler. We […]
In Foundation One we have enjoyed exploring boats and water as part of our learning about the coastguard. We have explored materials and sorted objects that float and sink. We have created boat shapes using foil and counted passengers into our rescue boats. We have made simple sailing boats and had a fantastic time racing […]
Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon at Sheffield Hallam University. They visited a laboratory, where they took part in different science activities, such as making bouncy balls, extracting DNA from bananas and learning about the anatomy of the body.
In science we have been exploring our senses. We felt a smooth conker, smelt sweet perfume and strong coffee, heard birds singing and cars beeping and looked at optical illusions.