As part of our Science Day the whole school enjoyed participating in workshops run by the Science Museum’s outreach team. KS1 and Reception’s workshop was ‘The Three Pigs. This was based on materials and their properties. KS2 had two workshops. The first was titled “Glorious Blood” which explored the components of blood and why it is so important to us. The other was called “Hot Air Balloons”. The children were able to make hot air balloons out of tissue paper and launch them.
Year 1 and Reception explored the woodland area, hedgerows and marshy areas at the bottom of the field. They found different habitats in the leaf litter, under stones and on trees. They collected these materials on trays and took them back to the classroom to look at. They then went on to design and build bug hotels from natural materials. One of these designs will be chosen to build our own school bug hotel in the Forest school area for everyone to enjoy!
The children in KS2 did the investigation ‘How Fit Are You?’. Pulse rates were taken before and after exercise. The children then timed how long it took for their pulses to reach their original beats to determine how fit they are.
During the day each year group did a different investigation. They had to plan, predict, investigate, record and evaluate their activity.
Hen’s eggs were being incubated in Early Years and we were fortunate enough to see some chicks hatch. You can see this amazing experience on our podcast.
To finish our day we toured around the classrooms observing the work each year group had done.