Science

Y3 Science – Forces

The children have been exploring forces this term and thinking about ways we can see the effects of forces. We linked this learning to our Ancient Egypt topic to think about ways to move pyramid blocks efficiently. They used saws to prepare ‘rollers’ for this purpose too!

Y4 Flight Investigations – STEM Learning

As part of our Learning Journey, we used Bear Grylls jumping out of a ‘flying car’ as inspiration to find out more about flight. We started off by thinking about the forces involved: thrust, drag, lift and gravity, and how these are affected by the mass of the object trying to fly. We then investigated […]

Y6 – Science – Light and Seeing

In Science this half term, Y6 have been learning about light and seeing. Children have learnt about the physics of how light travels, reflects, refracts and creates shadows of varying sizes as well as the biology of how the human eye works. To see the physics in actions, pupils engaged in practical activities to demonstrate […]

Science Book Awards 2024

Thank you to all the children in Y6 who reviewed one or more of the shortlisted books for this year’s Royal Society Science Book of the Year Award. Our final ratings have been decided and our feedback has been sent to the Royal Society to help them crown a winner.

Y3 Sled Designs

This half term the Year 3s have been the challenged to design and make a sled that will travel smoothly and quickly across the snow for their Inuk friend Aput! After researching existing sled designs and learning all about friction, the classes began by testing the best surface for their sled’s base. They tested out […]

Y3 Science – Buoyancy

In Science, we have been investigating the forces involved in buoyancy.  As part of our Pole to Pole learning journey we looked at Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endeavour on his trip to the Antarctic. We started with a ‘control’ ship to float measured in cm squares. Then after testing its buoyancy we designed and improved […]

Y3 Science

In Y3 we were lucky enough to have a special visit from some Sheffield University Scientist Students. They taught Y3 all about climate change and even did an exciting experiment with ice.

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 show this, including […]

Y1 Orthoptics visitors!

As part of their science learning about senses, Year 1 have been visited by some University of Sheffield trainee Orthoptists who have taught them lots about the eye and showed them through role play what an eye test would be like if they visited an opticians.