Science

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Science, Swans

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 a boat that would hold a certain amount […]

Amazing Autumn

by | 11 Nov 2020 | Kingfishers, Science

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 children were then asked to think about the clothes they […]

Science in Action in Swans

by | 11 Nov 2020 | News, Science, 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 the data. Alongside this, the children learnt how to find the volume of […]

Floating and Sinking in Swans!

by | 11 Nov 2020 | News, Science, 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. They investigated the following question: How does the […]

Searching for Titanic Treasure

by | 11 Nov 2020 | History, News, Science, Swans

In science, the children have been exploring magnetism. They looked at attraction and repulsion which led onto a discussion of how compasses work. We looked at photos of the compass on board Titanic and spoke about why it was placed on the upper deck and not in the hull (due to the iron in the […]

Skittle Science

by | 3 Mar 2020 | Kingfishers, Science

To celebrate Science week the children in Kingfishers class became scientists. The children listened to the story of the ‘Mixed Up Chameleon’ and we did the Skittle experiment and a chromatography experiment focusing on colour! Before we embarked on our investigation, we thought about what it meant to think “ scientifically “ and discussed the […]

Investigating the Transportation of Water

by | 3 Mar 2020 | News, Science, Woodpeckers

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about the names and functions of the different parts of a plant (and what they need to grow well). In one of the lessons, they focused on the stem and learnt that its job is to transport water to the leaves. We wanted to find out if […]

Science in Swans

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Science, Swans

This half term, Swans have been investigating properties and changes in materials as our Science topic. This week, they were given the question ‘Does the type of liquid used in a solution affect the solubility of materials?’ The children designed an experiment to test this, and conducted the whole thing themselves. They had to choose […]

Experimenting with Switches

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Design Technology, Owls, Science

As part of our whole school topic on Fire, the Owls are combining their Science and DT learning to design and make a fire alarm. We began the project by discussing the different types of switches that we can find. On Friday, the children worked together to solve a series of challenges that involved them […]

Dinosaur Museum

by | 6 Jun 2019 | English, Kingfishers, Parents, Science

Over the past two weeks, the children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. The children were given the task of creating a dinosaur museum. The children worked hard creating guide books, writing amazing facts about dinosaurs and painting pictures of them. The children were very proud of their museum and invited their parents […]

Potatoes

by | 6 Jun 2019 | Design Technology, Environment, Kingfishers, Science

The children were very excited about digging up the potatoes and seeing how many they got. The children dug through the soil with their hands collecting the potatoes. The children had to look carefully to make sure they hadn’t left any. With support the children were able to weigh their potatoes and understand that they […]

Archaeology Club

by | 6 Jun 2019 | Extracurricular, History, Owls, Science, Swans

This half term, Mrs Marshall is running a lunchtime Archaeology club for children in Owls and Swans classes. Over the last two weeks, the children had to work together to chip dinosaur bones out of rock. It was very difficult, and took them a long time. Once all the bones were out, the children had […]