by | 2 Feb 2024 | English, Science, Swans

The Swans have been writing reports about Owls in English this term. To enhance their learning, we have been dissecting owl pellets! There were some interesting discoveries!  

RSPB Bird Watch

by | 2 Feb 2024 | Forest Schools, Kingfishers, Science

The children became bird watchers and went into the Forest Schools area to see what birds they could see and to count how many. They spotted a Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Wren, Pigeon, Seagull and Blackbird. They completed an RSPB check sheet and the results will be uploaded for the Big Bird watch. […]

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Science, Swans

The Swans have been learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by Natural Selection. Using different sized tweezers and tongs and a variety of seeds, they had to work out which finch lived on which island. They learnt that the smaller finches with the small beaks fed on small seeds and the ones with […]

Moon Talk

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Science, Visitors

On the evening of Monday 18th December, over 40 children and their families stayed after school to listen to a talk from Mike Barrett of the Dedham Vale Dark Skies campaign. During the talk, we were taught lots of facts about the Moon and about the various types of rockets that have been used on […]

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

by | 12 Dec 2023 | News, Science, Swans

The Swans have been learning about William Kamkambura and how he harnessed the wind to create electricity for his village in Malawi. They were then set the challenge to create a windmill that could lift a small bucket of marbles! The classroom was full of excitement as they watched their windmills in action!

Specular and Diffuse Reflection

by | 9 Sep 2023 | Science, Swans

In Science The Swans have been learning about specular and diffuse reflection. They were able to draw scientific diagrams to show how light is absorbed more by some materials than others.   They then had some fun trying to reflect light beams to hit a target and using multiple mirrors to guide cars around a road with […]

Testing Solubility

by | 9 Sep 2023 | Owls, Science

Owls’ Science topic this half term is Properties and Changes in Materials. This week we looked at solubility. The children had to work as scientists to plan and carry out their own tests to investigate the solubility of different materials. Lots of great learning and discussions.  

Investigating the Heart

by | 6 Jun 2023 | Science, Swans

In Science we dissected a heart. The children had been learning about the heart in previous lessons so this really helped embed the learning. Some of them were really brave and used scalpels to cut into the chambers!  

Science Club

by | 6 Jun 2023 | Extracurricular, Owls, Science, Swans

In the recent after school science club, the children experimented with different material to see which was the most effective to make ‘skittles’. Great fun was had by all.

Science – Rachel Carson

by | 6 Jun 2023 | Kingfishers, Science

Last week, the children became Scientists. This half term the focus of their Science is a Scientist Study looking at the Essential Question – Why do scientists need to look after our seas?. The children thought about the question – What is a Marine Biologist? Who is Rachel Carson? The children listened to Miss Jones […]

World Ocean Day

by | 6 Jun 2023 | Eco School, Kingfishers, Science

The children in Kingfishers Class celebrated World Ocean Day on Thursday 8th June. The children found the ocean in the classroom with lots of sea creatures and lots of rubbish. The children found out all about World Ocean Day and discussed how they could protect the ocean. The children were asked to design a poster […]

Understanding the Solar System

by | 5 May 2023 | Owls, Science

Owls’ Science topic this half term is Earth and Space. We have been doing lots of activities to help us understand the structure of the solar system. Using a range of balls, trundle wheels and the school field, we tried to map out the solar system, showing the relative size of the different planets and […]