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Science and Technology Week at Wellfield 13th - 17th March 2017

 

We were lucky enough to receive a grant from Rolls Royce to help us fund our fantastic Science Week based around flight. 

Our Science Competitions!

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Our Mad Science Assembly

 

A mad scientist came to visit our school and showed us how much fun learning can be! We focused on sound and learnt so much!

Picture 1 We learned about sound waves.

How Sound Travels in a Liquid

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Can you remember how the particles were arranged and how this affected the time it takes for sound to travel?

How Sound Travels in a Gas

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Can you remember how the particles are arranged and ho this affects the time it takes for sound to travel?

Can you remember what the particles were like in a solid? Design your own model to demonstrate this at home or at school!

We applied what we know about sound to a a real life storm.

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We learned that even though the thunder and the lightening happen at the same time, we experience the light first because light travels faster than sound (a bit like two people setting off from the same location but one is in an aeroplane and the other is riding a bike!)

Resonators

 

We learnt about resonators and how the sound vibrations make sound. Look at how these three different sized resonators make the sounds of a chicken, a tiger and a T-Rex!

 

Maybe you could make your own at home using a plastic cup with a hole in it and some string! Don't forget to wet the string before you slide your fingers down it.

Think about what you could change to make different noises.

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What happens when you heat air in a pipe so it cant escape?

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Can you remember why a sound was formed?

Science Workshop

At Wellfield, we hosted a wonderful parents and pupils science workshop to allow you an insight into science in our school. Take a look at some of the fun, hands-on experiences we took part in below. 

A lesson in perseverance...

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Emma and her daddy didn't give up! Instead, they tried lots of different variables; from changing the length of the straw, the method of fixing it to the balloon and even the amount of energy supplied to the balloon! Although we didn't manage to catch it on film, eventually their balloon rocket soared!

Take a look below at the areas of science your child will be covering this year:

 

Reception Class

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/07/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf

In Reception class we learn all about the world around us; linking many different scientific concepts to own experiences.

Throughout the year, we will be learning about:

- Ourselves

- Materials

- Weather

- New life (including plants, animals and their habitats).

Our learning is shaped by our children's interests so keep an eye out on Year R's page to find out where our learning will take us!

 

Year 1

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year1/science

In year 1, our science topics are:

Penguins, Possums and Pigs

In this topic, we learn all about common animals other than humans, their habitats and their basic structure.

Growth and Green Fingers

In this topic, we learn all about plants; their basic structure and observe growth over time.

The Great Outdoors

In this topic, we learn all about everyday materials; naming them and their properties.

Robots

In this topic, we learn all about the human body and our senses.

We also keep a nature diary throughout the year to observe seasonal changes to plants, weather and daylight hours over time.

 

Year 2

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year2/science

In Year 2, our science topics are:

Fighting Fit!

In this topic we learn all about what humans need to survive, human growth and exercise.

The Farm Shop

In this topic we learn all about human health and nutrition and the requirements for plant growth.

Wind in the Willows

In this topic we learn all about living things and their habitats.

Buckets and Spades

In this topic we learn all about the uses of everyday materials and their suitability for different uses.

We also keep a nature diary throughout the year to observe plants and animals in our local environment.

 

Year 3

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year3/science

In Year 3, our science topics are:

Light

In this topic we learn all about light, shadows and reflections.

Healthy Humans

In this topic we learn all about nutrition, diet, movement and the skeleton.

Rock and Roll

In this topic we learn all about rocks and fossils.

The Iron Man

In this topic we learn all about forces and magnets.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

In this topic we learn all about the functions of different parts of plants and how they grow.

 

Year 4

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year4/science

In Year 4, our science topics are:

Sparks Might Fly!

In this topic we learn all about electricity - series circuits, switches, conductors and insulators.

Sound

In this topic we learn all about how sound travels.

The Art of Food

In this topic we learn all about teeth and the digestive system.

Water, Water Everywhere

In this topic we learn all about states of matter.

Hunted

In this topic we learn all about habitats - grouping and classifying plants and animals.

 

Year 5

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year5/science

In Year 5, our science topics are:

A Kingdom United

In this topic we learn all about material properties. We conduct comparative/fair tests of everyday materials.

Food, Glorious Food!

In this topic we learn all about reversible and irreversible changes.

Earthlings

In this topic we learn all about earth and space.

Inventors and Inventions

In this topic we learn all about forces and falling objects.

Amazon Adventure

life cycle changes in animals and plants and naturalists.

Faster, Higher, Stronger

In this topic we learn all about animals including humans. We will explore growth and development, exercise and the circulatory system.

 

Year 6

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year6/science

In Year 6, our science topics are:

Survival!

In this topic we learn all about evolution and inheritance - adaptations, survival of the fittest, reproduction and passing on traits.

Britten's Got Talent?

In this topic we learn all about light; exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflection and shadows.

Heroes and Villains

In this topic we learn all about famous scientists and their contributions to the world.

Super Sleuth

In this topic we learn all about classification including subdivisions for vertebrates and invertebrates.

Oh! I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside.

In this topic we learn all about electricity.

 

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We have some fun science games to play online:

http://www.wellfield.lancs.sch.uk/special/science/

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At Wellfield, we were lucky enough to be awarded the Edina Trust Science Grant to help us improve our science provision across school.

With this grant, we have been able to stock a portable science trolley which can be wheeled into classrooms during science lessons.

This trolley gives children the opportunities to plan and select the equipment they will need from a range of different items including ICT opportunities.

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