Category Archives: Science Blog

Science Blog

Homework Projects!

 

Year 4’s homework project last week was to research either volcanoes, tsunamis or earthquakes.  They were then given free choice over how to present their findings. Wow! Just look at these imaginative, informative results.  We even had a demonstration – imaginatively using card to represent the tectonic plates and wallpaper paste for the mantle. Amazing.

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Published Date: 11th May 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Our Year 3 Adventure

 

Today Year 3 went on their very own adventure, as part of their Adventurers and Explorers topic. Usually, our science lessons are in the classroom, so we thought it was about time we put on our wellies and explored science in our outside world. We kicked off the day with a walk to Bournville Park, […]

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Published Date: 17th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Science – different animals

 

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Published Date: 16th February 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

Melting chocolate

 

On Thursday last week, Year 3 continued their work on Chemistry in Science by exploring the changing state of materials. Using hot water, we melted some chocolate buttons and explored the differences between melted chocolate and solid chocolate, such as how it looked, how it smelled, how brittle it was and, most importantly, how it […]

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Published Date: 14th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Chemistry in Year 3

 

On Friday afternoon, we carried out an investigation using milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. We added a few drops of different colours to our milk, then carefully dipped a cotton bud covered in washing up liquid in the middle of the milk. We watched a chemical reaction take place, and the results were […]

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Published Date: 6th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Science – Woodland habitats

 

Children designed their own woodland habitats today with 3D animals.

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Published Date: 2nd February 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

Science – looking at nature and their habitats

 

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Published Date: 26th January 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

We are scientists!

 

Today year 3 started to learn about chemical reactions in science. We experimented with hydrogel and salt, to find out what would happen when we mixed them together. We learned that Hydrogels are very clever – they can change their shape depending on what is happening to them. Through exploring with the Hydrogel in the hair gel, […]

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Published Date: 20th January 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Science – preparing our wormery

 

The children are looking at habitats in Science and with Miss Melady, the children are making a wormery.

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Published Date: 19th January 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

Science – classifying animals

 

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Published Date: 4th November 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

Construction with Cups and CD’s

 

We had a great time constructing with the blocks, cups and CD’s. Our teacher gave us some examples of famous buildings and bridges before we started and we had to think about which blocks would make our structures stable while still going high and wide. We came up with some brilliant ideas! It was fun […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

Making fossils

 

In science we have been learning about ‘living things’. We have made butterfly life cycles, animal classifications and made fossils.

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Published Date: 20th October 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

Super Science

 

Today, Year 4 made and investigated pendulums. We planned our experiment and tried to find out whether the length of the pendulum string made any difference to the number of swings.  

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Published Date: 4th October 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4
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Super Scientists

 

In Science this week year one have been learning about materials. We have been learning the names of different materials and exploring their properties. Can you see the different materials we have explored? Chloe made a circus tent using different materials in the art studio. We also looked on the ipads to learn about other […]

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Published Date: 23rd September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

MAD Science assembly

 

Atomic Abbie came to visit Tiverton Academy to show us some MAD science experiments. It was great fun and very MAD! We are looking forward to seeing what happens during the MAD science after school club every Tuesday!

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Published Date: 18th September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog


 

Wow! Summer Holiday Projects

 

  Over the summer holiday, children in Year 4 were given the challenge of researching a rainforest animal and its habitat in preparation for our new topic Saving the World.  They were given the challenge of creating a project page to show-off their learning.  Wow! Just look at the results!  

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Published Date: 5th September 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

All things potato

 

 Some time ago, the children in Year 3 planted some seed potatoes in a tyre on the field. Today the time finally came to dig them up! We donned our gardening gloves, rolled up our sleeves and set to work. After digging up almost 50 lovely potatoes, we decided to have a go at putting […]

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Published Date: 20th July 2016
Category: gardening blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

What do seeds need to germinate?

 

As part of our science investigations, we decided to find out what conditions seeds needed to germinate.  We tested water and no water, light and darkness, soil and no soil –  to name just a few. Our results were interesting and we were able to draw some very clear conclusions.  We even evaluated what we […]

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Published Date: 8th July 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Celery Science

 

What happens to celery when you put it in food colouring and leave it?  We asked ourselves this question earlier this week. 

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Published Date: 10th June 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

We’re MAD about science!

 

We had a great assembly when Mad Science came in to do a fantastic assembly for the whole school. It was such fun science experiments. Some children have now joined the Mad Science Club after school. Watch this space for more information about their progress!  

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Published Date: 26th May 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Plant Life

 

Our first lesson on plants and finding out the different parts of a flower. Stay tuned to find out what we do next.

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Published Date: 25th May 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 6


 

Chemistry

 

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Published Date: 29th April 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Our sunflower seedlings have arrived!!🌱

 

Last week we planted sunflower seeds and since then we have been giving our seeds lots of love, care and water! Just look at how much they have changed! Some have begun to shoot up and others are just beginning to sprout. We can’t wait until they are fully grown sunflowers 🌻

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Testing materials

 

This week Year 1 have been testing materials they think would be suitable for a garden apron. We had great fun investigating the properties of materials and were surprised with some of our results. Keep up to date about our investigation into materials right here on our blog!    

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Car racing!

 

Ready steady GO! Nursery were racing their cars down the slide. We noticed that they went really fast down the shiny slippery slide. The cars took a long time to stop and they travelled really far.   Then we wanted to see what would happen if we put a blanket on the slide and then […]

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Published Date: 19th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

Our visit to the farm.

 

Nursery had an exciting time when we visited Umberslade Farm.  Have a look at their website here http://www.umberslade.com . First we fed the greedy ducks and then we got to stroke a hen! The huge turkey made us laugh – Gobble Gobble! After that we met some more very cute animals. We even got to give them a […]

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Published Date: 19th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

Chemical Reactions and….Magic?

 

Today, Year 3 and 4 had a mammoth morning of spectacular science experiments! On the theme of “chemical reactions” we explored everything from the slowest reaction (rusting nails) to the quickest and most explosive (icing sugar in a paint tin!) 

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Published Date: 16th March 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Dentists for the day

 

On Wednesday 9th March, Year 3 and 4 had a visit from some very special people! Dentistry students from the University came to teach them all about good oral hygiene, caring for your teeth and gave the children the chance to see what it was like “behind the mask”. 

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Published Date: 9th March 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Chemical Reactions

 

This morning we made elephant-sized toothpaste and discovered what happened when we put a glowing (blown out) splint into the mixture: This was an exoteric reaction, which means it produces heat. Next we saw another reaction take place and poured the resulting carbon dioxide gas over some candles. What do you think happened to them? Then […]

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Published Date: 8th March 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 5


 

Scientists in the making…

 

On Friday, Year 3 and 4 became scientists for the morning. We carried out practical experiements such as ‘elephants toothpaste’, particle theory testing where we observed gases and the ‘carbon dioxide trough’. It was so much, we are loving doing empiribox science 👍🏽  

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Published Date: 28th February 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

IPC and Science Topic: Year 2 Spring 2: Plants

 

Spring is just around the corner! This half term, we will be learning about living things and how they grow. We will be focusing new life, specifically the conditions for plants to grow and naming the parts of plants. Learning Objectives identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and […]

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Solid, liquid or gas???

 

Year five had fun this morning exploring a variety of materials which are hard to classify as solid, liquid or gas. Sand is a solid but can be poured and will take the shape of a container; ketchup doesn’t immediately fill the container; talcum powder puffs out, making some people suggest it behaves like a […]

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Published Date: 11th February 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 5


 

A LOVELY THURSDAY

 

Nursery have had a very LOVELY day today. We have been learning about Valentines day and have made salt dough hearts for the people in our family that are special to us. We also completed a science experiment to see what would happen if we put our wax crayons into the oven! They melted into […]

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Published Date: 11th February 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

We Are Artists!

 

This morning we are busy being artists! Year 1 are creating pieces of art in the style of Wassily Kandinsky – a Russian artist who is famous for his abstract art work. Kandinsky loved listening to music whilst producing his art and we too are listening to his favourite musician Richard Wagner whilst we create […]

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Published Date: 3rd February 2016
Category: Arts blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

Ocean Layers

 

In Science we have been learning about water and the different types of water we come across. We are now learning about the ocean. Did you know there are different layers of the ocean? We have researched the various sea creatures we might find in the following ocean layers: Sunlit Zone Twilight Zone Midnight Zone […]

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Published Date: 29th January 2016
Category: Arts blog, Science Blog


 

Sorting Animals

 

This week we have been learning about different types of animals from general house pets to mysterious sea creatures. Using a selection of images and descriptions we were able to classify them into their correct animal groups. See how we got on! !    

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Published Date: 28th January 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Diffusion Investigation

 

Children in year 6 worked hard today in science, where they investigated how certain oils diffused through air. Unfortunately Mrs Arshad forgot to take any pictures. Despite this all children thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and really thought about how molecules move through the air in order to smell the scent. Well done year 6…next time […]

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Published Date: 25th January 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 6


 

Science Spring term

 

During the spring term in Science, we will be focusing on Chemistry. Watch this space for some awesome experiements 👍

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Published Date: 23rd January 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Diffusion

 

We carried out the WHOOSH experiements using a big plastic water bottle, mentholated spirits and a match! We showed the children how a liquid transforms into a gas. We then did a circus experiement where the children had to time how long different scented oils would take to diffuse. It was so awesome 😛

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Published Date: 23rd January 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Foam rockets

 

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Published Date: 23rd January 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4