Science Area

What is the 'Science Area'?

Hello. Our names are Mrs Connor and Ms Searle and as well as being class teachers, we are also Joint Science Subject Leaders.

One of our 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

We 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. We will endeavour to post science-related stories at least once a month so do please keep checking back.

In addition, we will also be using this area to advertise and report on scientific events that happen in school e.g. workshops, science experiments in class and our participation in British Science Week coming up between the 9th and 18th March 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 Connor, Owls
Ms Searle, Starfish

Mrs S Connor and Ms Searle

Joint Science Subject Leaders

What is exciting in the world of science at the moment ?

Have you seen the International Space Station?

We can see it best when the sun has just set, so the sky is dark, but the sun’s light is still shining on the space station, reflecting light down to us and contrasting against the dark sky.
It is going to be clearly visible (if we have a clear sky) on the dates and times below. Look for a steadily moving bright light tracking across the sky.

Best and longest viewing times are marked in

YELLOW

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viewing times
Reference resource and for further information look at this web site:

nasa - spot the station

The imminent eruption of a volcano in Indonesia

Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, is prone to seismic upheaval (earth movements) due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
This volcano in the Philippines has to be one of the most watched volcanoes in the word!
There's been a slow leaking of smoke and lava out of the Mayon volcano over the last few weeks.
On Monday, a big cloud of smoke burst out of the crater, followed by loads of lava pouring out overnight.
More than 27,000 people who live nearby have already been moved to safer areas after fears of a big eruption coming.’
Some classes at local schools have been suspended, and a danger zone, covering five miles from the volcano summit, has also been put in place.
Where is Indonesia?
indonesia
For more information on this story, visit the CBBC Newsround article:

cbbc newsround

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Fizz Buzz Science Club

Playing on our new kazoos!
Playing on our new kazoos!
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What the children said...

I enjoyed making the sherbert, because it was a sweet and we could eat it.

Imogen

My favourite thing was when we made the slime because it was sticky

Rory

I liked making sounds with the light saber things

Harry

I enjoyed the sight thing best, the optical illusions, it looked like it was moving

Rory