Category Archives: Science Blog

Science Blog

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


 

Can + Fire = WOWWWWWWWW!

 

We had so much fun in science, take a look…

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


 

Egg pilot and parachutes

 

Year 3 and 4 have been building parachutes to ensure their egg pilot travels safely from a given height. The children problem solved how to make their parachutes out of limited materials, we then tested them 🙂

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


 

Science and Computing: Researching Animal Groups

 

In Science this week, we have been learning about the different animal groupings. Mammals Amphibians Reptiles Fish Birds Insects Arachnids   We had a discussion about whether or not humans were animals and discussed which classification group they belong to.   Following this, we learned how to use the ipads to research our animal groups. […]

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Published Date: 15th January 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 2


 

Magnet Mad

 

Year 5 and 6 worked together in groups during their science lesson today. Children travelled between the two classes to work on 8 different stations looking at magnetic field and forces.

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Published Date: 30th November 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 6


 

Magnetic Circus

 

Years five and six worked on a circuit of eight activities to explore the fascinating power of magnets. What forces are keeping the paperclip hovering in mid air? Why does “splat the rat” go slower when it is magnetic? What is Madihah doing? Zayden and Ali investigate using a Neodymian wand Justin is ready! Nabihah […]

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Published Date: 30th November 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

StarDome visits Tiverton!

 

This afternoon we had some wonderful visitors from StarDome to teach us about constellations. We listened to traditional tales from around the world about how stars formed beautiful constellations. It was an amazing afternoon! What constellations can you see at night?

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Published Date: 23rd November 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Balloon cars

 

In science we experimented how to make cars move with a balloon, the children were provided the equipment and had limited guidance to how to make their car, they had to experiment and think on heir feet. Unfortunately, we were not successful but had a bundle of fun.    

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Published Date: 9th November 2015
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Magnetic Forces

 

Today in science we found put about magnetic forces and materials that attract and repel. In pairs pupils experimented with materials given to test wether they attract or repel when using a magnet. We started to think about the reasons for this and materials being used, was there a link between them all?

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Published Date: 4th November 2015
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 6


 

POP!

 

Science science science!    

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Published Date: 4th November 2015
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Exciting science!

 

Year 5 have started science with a bang this term! We have been learning all about forces and magnetism. We launched rockets using vitamin C tablets and water in film canisters:   We made balloon powered cars:       Watch this space for the next experiment!      

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Published Date: 22nd October 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 5


 

Science: How do we have day and night?

 

We did a science investigation into how we have day and night and we found out some interesting facts. – The Earth spins on its axis and this takes 24 hours. – As it spins, the side facing the sun experiences day. – The side facing away from the sun experiences night. We also learned […]

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Published Date: 22nd October 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 2


 

What is Science? What is a scientist?

 

  To kick start our first science experiment to answer Hala’s amazing question, ‘Why doesn’t the water fall off the planet?’, we explored what science is and what it does in our lives. We learned about key scientists, like Flemming and Bell! Then we drew pictures of ourselves as scientists.

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Published Date: 15th October 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 2


 

Forces: Friction

 

Great lesson today with year 6. We learn’t about Friction and forces taking place during our experiments.

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Published Date: 8th October 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 6


 

Science gone mad

 

Year 3 and 4 came together to do some science experiments about forces. We did the egg and flask experiements, used Magdeburg spheres and the glass and card trick. By the end of the lesson, children were able to identify and explain ‘air pressure’, ‘expansion’ and ‘imbalance’. Watch this space for more crazy science experiements.

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Published Date: 29th September 2015
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Welcome to Our Science Blog

 

More posts coming soon.

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Published Date: 21st September 2015
Category: Science Blog