Science provides the foundations for understanding the world. Through building up a body of key foundation knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about national phenomena. They will start to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave , and analyse causes.
Year 4 have been busy this term exploring 'States of Matter' and 'Electricity'. The children have carried out investigations exploring reversible and reversible changes that occur in some materials. We created mock 'Water Cycles' in sandwich bags that we hung on the windows, and observed changes that occurred over time. We used our drama skills to behave like particles in solids, liquids and gases. We created our own Marvelous concoctions when exploring liquid density In our electricity topic we enjoyed building complex circuits and investigation conductive materials.
Year 2 have been busy hunting for materials around school and investigating their suitability through some mini experiments. A particular class favourite was designing a suitable protective device, to protect our eggs when dropped from a height. Mr McGinley enjoyed testing our fantastic egg devices on the playground! We have also been learning about trees and flowers and the function of all the different parts of a tree and plant.
Year 1 have been hunting for materials around the school and sorting them into groups. The children have enjoyed using their sense of touch to feel and manipulate materials and describe them.