Category Archives: Science Blog

Science Blog

The 5 Senses

 

Year One had a sensational Science lesson today. We learned all about how the 5 senses work. Some of us were even smelly experts!

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Published Date: 26th November 2018
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

Battery Operated Lamps

 

This term’s design and technology project was to design and make a working battery operated lamp. We had to decide who our lamp was for and then explored circuits and switches in order to finalise our designs. Making was harder than we thought, but most of us managed to achieve something that looked like our […]

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Published Date: 15th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Finished Parachutes

 

Take a look at our finished parachutes.

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

Year 4 Visit the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

 

Year 4 walked to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park today to kick-off their new topic Saving the World. Their task was to go on a Photo Scavenger Hunt, following the clues to discover (and have our picture taken with) different endangered animals around the park.  We did lots of learning about their habitats and why […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Forces are Go!

 

Year 5 started their forces topic today – learning about gravity and air resistance. We cannot wait to finish our parachutes and testing them out.

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Published Date: 22nd October 2018
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

Y6 Shelters with electric lights

 

Year six had a creative day today, constructing shelters we have designed. To link with our science and improve the comfort of these bomb shelters, we included electric lighting, complete with handmade switches. We worked really cooperatively with our partners and followed our designs, making adjustments and improvements along the way if necessary. We used […]

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Published Date: 12th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 6
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Year 4 Visit Lapworth Museum

 

Today, Year 4 visited one of our favourite places – the Lapworth Museum! We met up with Anna, who we first met last year when we went for our Dinosaur visit. This time,  we went to consolidate our learning and find out some interesting new things about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We impressed our teachers with […]

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Published Date: 9th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

It’s only been 4 weeks!

 

Year one have had an amazing start to their Autumn term. We have continued our work on The Flower 🌺 by John Light in Literacy. During our Maths lessons we have been learning about place value and one more and one less. In Science lessons we have been studying flowers 🌺 and looking at the […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

Building Circuits

 

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Published Date: 20th September 2018
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

Magnificent Magnets

 

Last week we started our new Science topic by exploring contact and non-contact forces.  We discovered that magnets are objects which create a non-contact force. We had great fun exploring the concepts of repel and attract. This week, we narrowed our exploration down to a single  question to investigate. We also practised planning our investigation, […]

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Published Date: 13th June 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Seed Science – Germination and Growth

 

As part of our Science topic about plants, Year 3 set up an investigation to test what plants need in order to germinate and then to grow successfully. We planted some cress in cotton wool, sand and soil, watered them and waited. After two days, this is how they looked. All had started to germinate. […]

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Published Date: 16th May 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Plants – Growing Our Science Knowledge.

 

Today, we began our new topic “How does your garden grow?” We got started by using the Kagan Strategy Timed Pair Share where we had 30 seconds each to share what we think we already know about plants with our partner. We then switched to trios to share with even more partners. When we’ve completed this […]

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Published Date: 17th April 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3
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Happy Mothers Day

 

Happy Mothers Day to all our lovely Mums. We appreciate and thank you for everything you do for us. We hope you enjoy our handmade biscuits. Love from Reception xxxx

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Published Date: 9th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

Wonderful wintery day

 

It started off as a beautiful, wintery and sparkly playground until Reception went outside!! We had so much fun – painting, drawing, writing, throwing snowballs and making snow angels.

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Published Date: 4th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

Making Muscles

 

In science today, we continued our learning about the body by creating ‘muscles’ that relax and contract.  It really illustrated to us how amazing our   muscles actually are.

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Published Date: 30th January 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Polar explorers

 

Reception have been looking at the habitat that polar bears live in. We made some of our own snow nests and dens for the polar bears to sleep in. We have even been building with ice! Don’t our Winter colours look beautiful?

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Published Date: 23rd January 2018
Category: Reception, Science Blog


 

Skeleton Science

 

Today in Year 3, we were beginning our learning about the human skeleton. We started off by discussing what we already knew, before finding out all about the different bones in our body. We had a go at drawing a human (by drawing round our friends) before trying to picture and add in where all […]

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Published Date: 17th January 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Year 3 & 4 and the Deadly Dinosaurs at the Lapworth Museum

 

  This week Year 3 and 4 have been on an exciting visit to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, just over the road at the University of Birmingham.   We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the fascinating exhibits, and exploring the museum itself. We then got the chance to learn about the different types of fossils; […]

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Published Date: 1st November 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4
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Rock Properties – Meet My Pet Rock!

 

To demonstrate our understanding of the different properties of rocks we used a fun task writing task called My Pet Rock. See if you can spot the properties of rocks in our fun descriptions.

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Published Date: 11th October 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Science: changing properties

 

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Published Date: 6th October 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

Exploring the Outdoors

 

As part of our topic, Autumn, Nursery have been exploring the outdoors. We have been collecting leaves and sticks. We have also been going to forest school to develop our understanding of the natural world. We sat around the fire and ate some yummy snacks. Everyone is looking forward to more adventures as we continue […]

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

Rock Investigations

 

In Science this week, Year 3 learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We then investigated different examples of these to see if they were permeable, durable and low or high density. Lots of good investigation, team work and careful recording going on today!

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Published Date: 4th October 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

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