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Science Chatter

17-04-2024
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Y6 Science – Electricity

During this topic we have learned about the symbols used to draw electrical circuits. We have created our own circuits and have investigated how to make a bulb brighter and a buzzer louder.

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Light travels in straight lines

Today Y6 explored how light travels. They learned that light travels in straight lines. To change the direction of the light they used reflective surfaces.

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Ice melting experiment in Reception – How can we rescue teddy from the ice black?

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A special Palm House visitor

Year 6 were visited today by Kate from the Palm House. Kate spoke about her role within the Palm House. She also told the children about the species of plants and animals that call the Palm House their home. Y6 were very excited to learn about the poisonous plants contained within the glass house. They were also very interested to learn that there is a statue commemorating Carl Linnaeus within the Palm House grounds! Kate also told the children about the history of the Palm House and how it was protected during World War Two. The children finished their session by building an origami bird house.

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A visit from Acorn Farm!

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Nursery class enjoyed a visit from Acorn Farm

Nursery class had an exciting morning. We helped Farmer Gregg and Farmer Marie feed the animals their breakfast. We also stroked the animals and some children felt brave enough to hold a rat. Well done everyone.

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Living things

We sorted animals into a criteria we decided, then we learned that each animal is classified according to its characteristics.

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Electricity

Year 4 investigated which materials conducted electricity and made the bulb light. We discovered that metal is a good conductor, but plastic, paper, wood and fabric are not.

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Looking for signs of Spring around our school

In Reception class we went on a Spring walk and used our senses to investigate signs of Spring around us.

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Nursery have been busy planting sunflower seeds.

This half term our topic is ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’. We sequenced cards showing the life cycle of a sunflower and planted our own sunflower seeds. We are very excited to see them starting to grow.

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Investigating plants outdoors

Instead of throwing away the daffodils from our observational drawings we took them outside and took a close look inside the flowers and stems using our magnifying glasses and tweezers.

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Nursery – Shadows!

Science Week: Nursery Class had lots of fun exploring shadows using animal puppets, a white sheet and torches. When we have some sunshine we are going to see if we can find our own shadows!

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Science week at St Clare’s!

This week in Year 3, we have taken part in various science experiments. We started with Get Set Jellies and then moved on to Friction fun. Jelly sets over time but we found out that different methods for preparing the jelly, can slow the process down. We used, peaches, mangos and pineapples as our additional foods in the jelly. We then took part in a friction experiment using long grain rice, a pencil and a water bottle. The aim was to see whether the bottle filled with rice could be lifted off the surface area by just holding the pencil. We were amazed at the outcomes and thoroughly enjoyed our experiments!

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Science week

This week we looked at the different seasons and what months are in those seasons. We also did an experiment to how far our germs can spread when we sneeze and cough if we dont cover them up.

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Charles Darwin

Year 6 held an investigation today to help them to understand how different finches on the Galapagos islands have adapted to their environments through natural selection. We discovered that certain ‘beaks’ were adapted to eating certain ‘seeds’.

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Clean teeth experiment in Reception class!

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British Science Week

During British Science Week Year 6 took part in lots of investigations linked to the theme of ‘time’. We looked at how genetic characteristics are passed down over time and also how plants and animals change over time through natural selection and variation such as the Peppered Moth. How many of our moths can you spot in the first picture?!

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