British Science Week

Last week was British Science Week and Cookridge celebrated in many different ways! Each class took part by completing activities following the theme of ‘Growth’, alongside linking it with the idea of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). 

Reception linked their activity to their current topic of ‘amazing animals’. The children completed an activity where they identified animals and their young.

Class 3 and 4 grew a rainbow! The children coloured a rainbow in felt tip onto kitchen roll then we placed it in water for an hour. We discussed how kitchen roll is absorbent and the children made predictions based on this. They were excited to see their rainbows grow! 

The rest of KS1 had a special visitor perform a song linked to their new phonics sound. The song included many aspects of growth such as leaves on trees and bones and toes from our bodies. 

Class 5, 6 and 7 learnt all about gentoo penguins and how climate change is having a negative impact on their habitats. In groups, we used teamwork, collaboration, and patience to plan, edit and design our own penguin nest as if we were real life gentoos! Our nests had to withstand heavy rain, making sure it had drainage so the chicks would be safe and warm, and heavy wind just like the weather in Antarctica. 

Class 8, 9 and 10 were tasked with exploring the effect of filters on our perception of coloured light. After completing a comprehesion about Sir Isaac Newton –the man responsible for solving the mystery of light refraction – the children were tasked with exploring how filters impacted their classroom! They worked in partners to investigate and interpret the impact of filters on light and discussed their findings. This activity denoted how our perception and understanding of light has expanded over the years. 

You can take a look at the British Science Week Website by clicking on the link below for fun and creative science activities to do at home:

British Science Week Website 

Be sure to send in any photos of your work to the school email or even send some of your projects into school for your teachers to see! 


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