Science Day May 2023

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On Friday 19th May we welcomed volunteers from Pfizer into school to hold six different workshops for the children as part of our science day.  Each class had the opportunity to take part in two hands-on science activities. The activities were exploring bubbles, flame test, exploring the build of…

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Dancing birds!

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Last term, Pupils in Year 6 explored electrical circuits within their science and DT lessons. Within DT, the majority of pupils designed and made dolls houses with lights and sounds; a small group made dancing toy birds.


With a flick of a switch, the birds dance, vibrate and spin around.…

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3JA Beach Trip

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On Tuesday, 3JA visited Tankerton beach for some activities that were inspired by our Topic of the Stone Age and Science exploration of Rocks.

The journey took 30 minutes and we were lucky to arrive before the rain! Our first activity was creating miniature models of Skara Brae and Stonehenge…

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Year 3 Rocks Days

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We were very lucky in Year 3 to be visited by an expert in rocks from The Education People. Both classes had fun filled days with a large variety of activities.

We examined rocks using microscopes and identified the features of each.

We learnt about fossils and were able to cast our own…

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Year 3 Shadow Puppet Theatres

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As part of our science learning around Light and Shadows, the children of Year 3 became puppeteers today and investigated the pattern between the distance of a torch and the size of the shadow created. The children recognised that the closer the torch, the bigger the shadow, as more light was…

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Year 5 Space Day 2022

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Ground Control to Bridge and Patrixbourne! 
Today Year 5 have had the most amazing day learning all about Space. Jackson ( from As Creatives) came into school to teach the children through the use of drama. They have learnt why other planets in our solar system are incapable of sustaining life…

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Pumpkin Soup!

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Last term, Reception were busy learning about autumn and harvest time. We looked at seasonal changes, performed songs at Harvest Festival, and used autumnal natural objects and vegetables in role play, art and maths. Two of the stories we learned were “The Gigantic Turnip” and “Pumpkin Soup”. We…

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Year 3 Egg Drop Challenge

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To conclude our learning on Forces this term, we explored the air resistance of parachutes! To test our learning, we made parachutes for hard boiled eggs! The teachers then dropped the parachutists out of the window as we watched from the ground with our fingers crossed for a safe landing. The…

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Ceramic tiles

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Year 3 have had a wonderful time making flower relief tiles from clay. They investigated relief art forms and designed their tiles using their knowledge about the parts and functions of a plant from their science lessons. They used many skills such as rolling, shaping, smoothing and attaching 2…

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Year 2 Duck Day

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Year 2 were fortunate enough to be surrogate parents to 6 ducklings for the day, today! Every child had the opportunity to hold a duckling, sketch it after careful observation and use their new-found science knowledge to present the ‘Life Cycle of a Duck’, in words and pictures. Naturally, duck…

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Year 3 Rocks Day!

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This week Year 3 welcomed Andrew Berry from the Education People to deliver our hotly anticipated, annual Rocks Day! The children loved getting their hands on lots of different rocks, fossils and crystals and learnt about the structure of the Earth, the formation of sedimentary, metamorphic and…

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Year one insects

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This week, Year one pupils have finished making imaginary insects from card and pipe cleaners. Throughout the art project we have been using the scientific language when referring to parts of the insects’ body - head, thorax, abdomen, wings and antennae.

Pupils worked independently when making…

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