In Reception we explored many areas of science with some exciting experiments and colourful creations. We began the week by making rainbow bridges and watching as the colour travelled up the paper from the water. We discussed how a similar process happens in plants.
We also began learning about our Solar System and tried to answer the question- ‘why does the sun look so small?’ Our current project in EYFS is traditional tales and with our book of the week being ‘The Three Little Pigs’ we used Science week as the perfect opportunity to test materials and their properties designing and testing suitable ‘Three Little Pig’ houses.
Similarly, in The Nursery we have been creating traps to catch the Gingerbread Man. “Run, run as fast as you can, we WILL catch you little Gingerbread Man!”
Year One have taken part in a number of virtual experiences including learning about amazing animal adaptions! They then designed robo -bugs (robotic animals with adaptations). They thought about how bugs could be made to suit their environments, for example, a lady bug with robotics who can swim underwater. Year One also learnt about electricity and thought carefully about how electricity could be saved around school, they designed their own futuristic classrooms. Further, they centred on the theme of recycling and they explored the question ‘Is it plastic?’ by testing various materials and working out whether the items could be recycled or not…with some surprising results!
For science week, year 2 have been doing lots of fun and exciting activities. To celebrate the end of our plants project, we have gathered all the information we have learnt about plants so far this term, to write scripts for a plant documentary which will be filmed in the studio next week. In our plant documentaries we discuss what a healthy plant needs, the life cycle of a plant and the parts and functions of a plant.
As a class, we have also conducted some fun and exciting science experiments. In the first experiment, we looked at colour changing flowers. We discovered that placing daisies in a glass of water with food colouring changed the colour of the petals thanks to the transportation of water in the stem! We also did a dancing raisins experiment, where we discovered the carbon dioxide in fizzy lemonade forms bubbles around the edge of the raisins to make them dance. Lastly, we had a go at making our own lava lamps, using liquids of different density.