This week we have been celebrating British Science Week with a range of themed activities based on “Our Diverse Planet”. The week started with a special assembly, explaining that our planet is made up of a magnificent range of animals, plants, habitats and biomes. During the afternoon each year group researched and created fact files on different animal groups: Year 3 Animals with stripes; Year 4 Animals that swim; Year 5 Animals which fly; Year 6 Animals with super senses. On Tuesday afternoon, each class worked with their buddy classes to produce work based on different biomes and habitats. Years 4 and 6 investigated cold climates, Years 3 and 5 hot climates. The range of activities included making Kahoot quizzes, Chatterpix animations, shoe box model habitats, posters and lots more! Wednesday was a day of investigations… Year 3 studied animal footprints; they left out flour overnight to see what animal tracks would be made. Lots of excitement ensued with the discover of squirrel and fox prints. Year 4 investigated how to keep warm in the cold by testing insulation materials using data loggers. Year 5 completed a flight investigation to prove if wingspan causes a longer glide? They created paper spinners to investigate cause and effect of wind span against flight time. And finally, Year 6 looked at how the eye works by investigating lots of optical illusions. On Thursday we worked in our house teams to create a display of our investigations and findings from the week. We made posters which included images, results, data recordings, graphs and charts. These were presented to the whole school on Friday afternoon in our Science Showcase
— what a wonderful week! Well done to all of the children and staff who embraced these exciting learning opportunities so enthusiastically!
Mr Chaplin, Year 5 Team Leader