Science

Science is taught within the Creative Curriculum with the aim that practical learning is not only fun but a key way to develop a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. In both Key Stages, the areas for learning are Scientific Enquiry, Life Processes and Living Things, Materials and their Properties, and Physical Processes.

We are very fortunate to have ample scope within our grounds for scientific explorations and where possible, children are taught science in a ‘hands on’ way.

We also have a close relationship with East Bergholt High School who periodically arrange joint science days in Key Stage 2. 

Mrs Marshall

Science Subject Leader

Science in the News

Waxing or Waning

Waxing or Waning

In Science, Woodpeckers have been creating models to show how the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun. We also learned how the Moon reflects sunlight - we see the Moon in different shapes depending on how much sunlight is blocked by the Earth! I wonder...

Owls’ Boat Race

Owls’ Boat Race

As part of our Science topic on Forces, the Owls looked at water resistance and how it can be overcome by streamlining. They had to design and then build boats to be as streamlined as possible in order to move the fastest through the water. We timed each boat and the...

Sinking Ships…or Not?

Sinking Ships…or Not?

This week in science, the Swans have been learning about why boats don’t sink. They discovered that the shape of the object affects its ability to float. They looked at an object’s buoyancy  in relation to the Archimedes Principle and had lots of fun trying to design...

Amazing Autumn

Amazing Autumn

The children in Year One have been learning about the Seasons in Science. The children learned about the four different seasons in the UK. They briefly explored what the weather is like in different seasons and what important events there are in each season. The...

Science in Action in Swans

Science in Action in Swans

In Science this week, the children in Swans class were investigating the effect different temperatures of water has on an iceberg. We discussed how we could keep the test fair,  make predictions, variables, observations and conclusions and also how we could represent...

Floating and Sinking in Swans!

Floating and Sinking in Swans!

In Science this week we were thinking about what makes a boat move. This led on to discussions about the Titanic's propeller! The children were given a selection of materials and had to make a simple boat with a propeller which could propel itself through the water....

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