Science

Y6 – Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

Year 6 pupils have been taking part in the Royal Society’s annual Young People’s Book Prize. Pupils on the judging panel read and reviewed 6 fantastic new Science-based non-fiction books scoring them for the following categories: interest, look and feel, ease of reading and inspiration. The results are in and the panel’s top-scoring book was […]

FS2 Bird watching

This week in outdoor learning, the children put their looking and listening skills to the test and they were…amazing! Knowing just how important it was to keep still and quiet, we gathered outside and the bird watching began. Well, we saw….crows, pigeons, blackbirds, blue tits, magpies and sparrows! We returned to the classroom to make […]

Y4 Bread Baking

To finish our ‘Food for Thought’ learning journey, Y4 baked bread! We thought about some of the changes of state taking place in the process – including the reaction of yeast, the mixing of water and flour, and how butter can be made from shaking whipping cream (for a long time). Viki Garbett from twiddlefood […]

Y3 Science Visitors

This half term we have had two Science students from Sheffield University visit our classes. They taught us about micro-organisms. We learnt that they are all around us. Some are helpful, some are not! We tested how much bacteria was on our hands by pressing on agar plates which the students took to their lab […]

Y4 Science – Digestion

As part of our ‘Food for Thought’ learning journey, Y4 investigated the digestive systems of humans, cows and chickens, to understand how bodies and organs adapt to different diets. For humans, we re-enacted the journey of food from its entry into the body to its exit. We used various household objects to shwo this, including […]

Y4 Tooth Decay Investigation

As part of our science learning about teeth, Y4 conducted an investigation to see which liquids (coke, diet coke, orange juice, milk, water) could have the most negative impact on our teeth. We used eggs as their shells are made of a similar material to our teeth, and observed changes over 48 hours. The results […]

Y4 Natural Balms

Taking inspiration from stories of some of the people of the Amazon Rainforest, Y4 created a balm useful as a remedy for insect bites and stings from plantain (the grass not the fruit), olive oil and beeswax. We boiled the oil, then added the plantain and simmered for another 10 minutes, then we strained the […]

Year 3 Healthy Walk

Last week, Year 3 set out on a healthy walk to Ecclesall Woods. We were looking for evidence of things that had been eaten (and the flap jacks didn’t count!). We used the evidence to think about the food chains that might exist in our local environment: producers, consumers, prey and predators. It was also […]