What is the 'Science Area'?
Hello. My name is Mrs Connor and as well as being a class teacher in Year 4 I am also Science Subject Leader.
One of my responsibilities within this role is to oversee and guide how we teach and track pupil progress in science, one of the core subjects in the UK National Curriculum.
School Science Policy Aims
To develop pupils’ curiosity, enjoyment and interest in science
To develop pupils’ understanding of key scientific concepts
To help pupils acquire practical scientific skills
To ensure pupils’ understanding of the relevance of what they are learning
To build pupils’ specialist vocabulary
To develop pupils’ understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science
I have set up this science area to be used to keep the children up-to-date with some of the most relevant scientific developments that would be of interest to our pupils' curious and inquisitive minds. I will endeavour to post science-related stories at least once a month so do please keep checking back.
In addition, I will also be using this area to advertise and report on scientific events that happen in school e.g. workshops, science experiments in class so watch this space...
With the imminent arrival of longer days and warmer weather, we also plan to return our live internet stream from our bird box and our bird feeders too.
Mrs S Connor
Science Subject Leader
What is exciting in the world of science at the moment ?
Who decides what our money looks like?
The new £50 note will feature a British scientist – but we don’t know who yet.
Who would you propose? The bank of England are asking for our ideas.
May 2019 - So far, the Bank of England has 227,299 nominations and 989 eligible names for the face of the new £50
Look about you and question what you see.
Persuade your grown-ups to go outside and enjoy a brisk walk in the countryside. Going for a brisk walk is scientifically proven to burn excess calories, build stamina and make your heart healthier. While some may think walking is a bit lame, you’re likely to lead a healthier lifestyle just by going for a 10-minute walk every day.
What does it feel like to be inside a cloud?
Have you noticed that we get more misty mornings?
A cloud is made of water droplets or tiny ice crystals. As the water droplets rise high in the sky, the air gets cooler causing the water droplets to adhere to particles of dust in the air. The droplets are so light that they float in the air.
What is mist? Mist is made up of small droplets of water hanging in the air. You are in fact in the middle of a cloud when it is misty! SO the next time you walk through the mist, pretend you are floating in a cloud!
Fizz Pop Science Club
Fizz Pop Science Club will be starting again in Term 5 2018-2019 for our Year 5 and 6 pupils on Thursdays after school.
Mrs Connor, Science Subject Leader
What the children said...
I enjoyed making the sherbert, because it was a sweet and we could eat it.
My favourite thing was when we made the slime because it was sticky
I liked making sounds with the light saber things
I enjoyed the sight thing best, the optical illusions, it looked like it was moving