Everyone had an exciting time this week developing their scientific investigation skills:
- Year 1 learnt about the Jurassic world of dinosaurs - sorting them into sets based on different physical characteristics (e.g. neck size and teeth shape) using a Venn diagram and they even went hunting for their own fossils!
- Year 2 discovered ways to keep their bodies healthy, such as by planning mini exercise routines and by eating a balanced diet.
- Year 3 did lots of investigations with sweets: classifying them using different diagrams, observing chemical reactions with them and finding out the best material to wrap them in so they don't melt or get wet.
- Year 4 learnt lots of properties of water: how its molecules are structured, how it can transport through materials and what surface tension is.
- Year 5 became CSIs to solve the mystery of who stole the classroom plant, comparing different suspects and investigating if there is a correlation between arm length and throwing distance. They also visited the Young Scientist Centre where they saw where their DNA has come from by staining their cheek cells and viewing them under the microscope.
- Year 6 investigated what physical characteristics an Olympic athlete has, such as a high lung capacity, a healthy heart and a good diet with no performance enhancing substances.
As well as all this, the whole school enjoyed watching a performance of a science-themed show called Robin and the Withering Wood in which the children had to help solve the mystery of why all the trees were dying by learning about food chains, the characteristics of living things and photosynthesis.