Chemical Reactions

Year 6 have been learning about how chemical changes are irreversible, as a new material is created. The materials in their original forms are known as reactants, yet when the chemical change occurs, these reactants work together to form a product!

Year 6 loved exploring how milk and vinegar…

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Research scientists visit Year 6

Today, Dr Rigby and three of her colleagues from Lancaster University came to teach us about their jobs as research scientists. She explained how she had become a scientist and the work she does as an immunologist, learning how viruses work and how to develop vaccines. She helped us understand how…

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Year 5 immunology

Today Dr Rigby visited us from Lancaster University. She taught us all about the flu virus and how vaccinations protect our bodies. She brought some very cute cuddly viruses which we all loved ( what a shame the real things are not as cute). 
We also put on lab coats, plastic gloves and safety…

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Centipedes, and woodlice, and leeches, oh my!

Year 4 have started their new Science unit all about living organisms and their habitats! Today, we have learned about the famous Mrs Gren who helps us remember the 7 life processes that all living things must do to stay alive. We then sorted a wide range of organisms into various groups and…

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The Human Digestive System in action

This morning in Year 5 we have recreated the journey of our breakfast through the digestive system. It was messy but fun for most of us. A few of us were a little squeamish and by the time we reached the end we couldn’t even look. 

 

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Goodbye to our butterflies!

The big day had finally arrived! After weeks of watching our caterpillars grow larger, build their cocoons and finally metamorphose into beautiful and amazing butterflies, it was time to set them free. To be honest, they weren’t in a great hurry to leave but by the end of the day all had flown…

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Investigating Features of Plants and Trees

Today, we enjoyed spotting the features of a plant or tree.  We discussed the stem, leaves, root and flowers. We explored what they looked like on plants in our garden. 
We also discussed features of a tree e.g. trunk, branch, crown, flowers and roots. We visited the Horse-Chestnut tree and we…

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Pollination in Year 3

Today in Science in Year 3 we have been learning about how insects help to pollinate flowers and create seeds and new plants. 
Using paint or cheesy wotsits as pollen we were bees, moving from flower to flower. Our sticky fingers left a trail showing us the movement of the pollen grains.

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Meet the newest members of Year 5

Our caterpillars have reached the end of their long journey and are just beginning to emerge from their chrysalides as fully formed butterflies. This example of complete metamorphosis has been thrilling to watch. It would have been amazing to actually see this huge change inside the chrysalis but…

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Which liquid will damage our teeth the most?

Did you know that an egg shell has a similar make up to the enamel on our teeth? We have set up an investigation using eggs to see which liquid will damage the shell the most. Each group could choose which liquid they put their eggs into such as coke, orange juice, water, vinegar, tea or coffee.…

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Y2 Observing Plants

A few more of us drawing a tree.

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Y2 Observing Plants

Here we are drawing a tree.  We thought about how we know what the tree is and decided the leaves give us the best clue.

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