Science is a core subject within the National Curriculum and is an important subject within our curriculum at Manea Primary School.
Here is what the children have to say about Science in our school:
- "Sometimes you do the weather and how things grow."
- "Experiments- something that you can learn new things. You can make stuff, you can create stuff, you can help people through Science, you can learn about inventors. You can make explosions and experiments"
- "Science is investigating new things. Something where you can learn new things based on creatures and stuff. We love experimenting!"
- "Something where you don't just learn but you discover new things."
Throughout the School year, we often speak to the children to find out what they think of Science. We then use this as a tool to plan our next steps as a school. Please see below to see some of the results from our Pupil voices.
Science at home:
These links will take you to websites that are full of experiments that you can try at home:
2018 Science week 'Discovery'
Science week started with excitement and awe in June as we watched an assembly by Mr Rix from Cromwell.
Year six were then lucky enough to have a lesson taught by Mr Rix on the heart.
During the week commencing 27th February 2017, we celebrated our Science week around the theme of 'Change'. Each class put their own spin on this theme: some looked at changing states, dissolving and others the phases of the moon. All classes visited the ducklings in Pine class and discussed how they changed as they grew.
At the start of the week, some children drew the following pictures of what Scientists look like.
We invited different visitors in to speak to the children, to help them realise that not all Scientist look like the crazy image you see in cartoons!
Mrs Pratt, a pharmacist, spoke to the children in years 4 and 6 about bones in the human body.
Mr Tarsitano, a secondary teacher from Swavesey, led two explosive assemblies to kick start our Science week.
Mr Clutton, who used to work in research development, discussed how chocolate is made with years 1, 2 and 3.
Mrs Downer, who used to work in dentistry, showed years 4 and 5 different teeth models an discussed how dentures were made.
Miss De Stefano from Cromwell, helped year 6 learn about static electricity
Mrs Carter, a research scientist worked with years 2 and 3 they loved seeing all of the glow-in the dark liquids!
Everybody really got into the Scientific spirit! Belinda even greeted parents and children on the playground with different Science experiments in the morning
In April we celebrated Science weeks. We thoroughly enjoyed the arrival of some eggs in Pine class. We watched carefully over the next few weeks and saw these eggs hatch into chicks! All children within the school visited the chicks and centred their learning around them. We enjoyed investigating questions such as 'How do you remove an egg from it's shell?' and 'Which material protects an egg from cracking?'.
After two weeks of scientific enquiries we celebrated our learning with our parents at the Science market place. It was great to see so many parents turn out.
We have also been working hard on speaking scientifically within school. Here are some of the questions we discussed during Science weeks:
- What if door handles were made from chocolate?
- What if there was no glass in the world?
- What would the positives and negatives be of having a flexible skeleton?
- What if there was no such thing as friction?
- Which one is the odd one out: Sand, iron fillings or salt?