Science

Year 3: Mighty Microbes!

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“We enjoyed having a Scientist visit us from Warwick University, who studies Microbiology. She helped us find out about microbes around our classroom. She told us to put unwashed and washed hand in the petri dishes. The dishes had bacteria food so the bacteria could grow. We also tested the…

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Amazing Arctic Animals

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For the last two weeks Reception have been learning about winter and arctic animals. We talked about keeping warm in winter, investigated the weather changes during the season. and the habitat of different arctic animals. We have done lots of creative work, independent writing, and practiced counting using penguins, and…

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Potions Class

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Science Club had great fun making ‘OOZING, BUBBLING WIZARD’S BREW’ using supplies easily found in the home. Here’s what you need: a glass jar or cup, white vinegar, washing up liquid, food colouring, glitter, bicarbonate of soda, a stirrer and a tray to catch the ooze. Place your glass jar…

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WOW Science – Eye Dissection

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This week Year 6 were given a rare and wonderful opportunity to dissect a sheep’s eye. In Science, they have been learning about the eye and light and how both work together to help us see. The children were absolutely fascinated and were able to identify and touch the parts…

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6B – Solar Fest

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6B visited Warwick University’s Solar Fest event. They had a great time listening to academics discussing their research about the Sun and its solar energy. The children took part in several workshops and explored Warwick’s Solar Discovery Zone. Thanks for reading now keep sharing…

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Year 6: Lava Lamps 2017

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Year 6 scientists spent the morning with Nick from Warwick University, as part of our STEM week. They made awesome ‘efferecent’ Lava Lamps. It was great to see science in action and they learnt the science behind it.  A huge thank you to Nick Barker from Warwick University for coming in to…

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Year 2s went to Coombe Abbey. We used listening jewels to identify sounds in nature. We walked through a meadow and created rainbow bookmarks. We used binoculars to watch the water birds. A great morning exploring nature! Check out photos from the morning below!  Thanks for reading now keep sharing…

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It’s been a marvelous S.T.E.M week at Southfields Primary. We have been developing Science, Technological, Engineering and Maths skills all week. We have had lots of fun activities; ranging from making Lava Lamps and Fire Extinguishers to pouring solids! We would like to thank Nick from Warwick University for his amazing workshops…

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We had some wonderful volunteers from Coventry Building Society visit the school today. They came and taught the children what  a ‘building society’ is and the  importance of controlling your money responsibly, finding good deals, investing your money wisely and the importance of  control over your money. Check out some of the photos…

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Year 4: Teeth!

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Year 4 had a fantastic learning experience last week thanks to the lovely Anthea from the Dog’s Trust and her friendly dog, Bailey. We got to learn all about teeth, on humans and on dogs, and we also got to learn about how to care for a dog safely. It…

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Ewwwy goooey digestion in year 4!

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We had a super exciting week in year 4, starting with a fantastic workshop on Tuesday all about digestion. We got to see the process from start to end using some crackers, bananas and plastic cups. It was all thanks to the PHD Biology students from Warwick University, a brilliant…

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Year 4 get messy at Ryton Pools!

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Year 4 had a fantastic day out on Friday at Ryton Pools. We got muddy and wet but it was well worth it! We got to create our own dens in the woods, explore the creatures in the pond with some pond dipping and hunt some minibeasts with our special…

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