Year Four: From a seed to a sunflower…..

Earlier this term, year 4 planted sunflower seeds to link in with our new LCC science topic about plants and animals. We planted enough seeds for everyone to grow a sunflower but we also planted extra for the four adults that work in our year group. These four sunflowers are going to be put in different locations and conditions around the school and then observed and measured twice a week. We want to see if being in different conditions affects the growth of the plant. We will then use our mathematical skills to present our findings in class.


Plants and trees

This term the children in year one have been busy learning all about a variety of plants and trees.

We learnt how to name the different parts of a plant and what job each part does to help keep the plant alive.

We went for a lovely walk over to Oakford Lawn to see which types of trees which could find. We noticed that we can identify different types of trees by looking at their bark and the shape of its leaves. We found out that trees with spiky leaves are evergreen and keep their leaves all year round. Trees that change colour in the autumn and lose their leaves in the winter are called deciduous trees.

Why do footballers have four shadows?

17th/19th May 2023 

Year 3 are currently working on the LCC topic of shadows and light.  

For today’s science activity we investigated why footballers have four shadows in a night match? Some of our ideas were because they run so fast, because of the stars, because there are lots of lights around.  

We used our football dolls ‘Christoff Ronaldo’ and ‘Nikita Parris’ to hold in the centre of the carpet area. We then used four torches to represent the four floodlights of Wembley Stadium and sat around as the audience.  

This is when we discovered the four shadows are created because there were four light sources. Each shadow was a different shade of black depending on which angle the light was shining on the player. We have shown this in our sketches.  

Year 2: Cress Experiment!

In Year 2 in science, we have been recapping and learning about what plants need to grow. To test this, we have conducted our own science experiment! We have planted six pots of cress under different conditions to see which one grows the best! We have made sure it is a fair test and we have made our predictions to see which pot we think we grow to be the healthiest and why. Time to wait and see what happens! 

Pot 1 – Water and light Pot 4 – No water and no light 

Pot 2 – Water and no light Pot 5 – Water and light in a hot temperature 

Pot 3 – Light and no water Pot 6 – Water and light in a cold temperature 

Year 5 Science: Can You Feel The Force

Air ResistanceGravity and Falling

Can I explain what Galileo discovered about falling objects? 

The children explored the force of air resistant and how this affects falling objects on Earth. They made predictions about what they thought might happen and discussed possible outcomes with their talking partner. The children also looked at what was needed for fair testing.

They found out about the scientist Galileo and his ideas and experiments with falling objects.  

After this, the children watched a similar experiment to his being carried out in a room with air and then in the same room without air – to show the affect of air resistance acting on the bowling ball and feathers.  

Finally the children also watched a similar experiment carried out on the moon. 

These experiments clearly showed how air resistance is a force which slows down objects travelling through air.

Year 2 Lego Bridges!

This week we celebrated science week. On Tuesday, we were able to go to a Lego workshop all about building bridges and making connections! We worked as teams and had lots of different challenges including making the longest and shortest bridge we could, and making a bridge tall enough for a boat to fit under! We had a great time and want to say thank you to Julian who ran the workshop for his time! We had a fantastic morning.

Science Week

This week our theme has been ‘Connections.’ All Year One had an hours Lego workshop to try and build bridges. They were set challenges along the way so they had to keep adapting and restructuring their bridges with their partner.

There were long bridges, tall bridges, strong bridges, wide bridges and bridges with steps!

We also watched a ‘Live’ session all about ‘ How are tractors connected to space?’ We found about about different parts of a tractor, materials they are made of and how the GPS on top of some tractors sends a signal up to the satellite in space!

How does a Polar Bear stay warm?

In Holly and Oak class we have been learning about bears and the different habitats that they live in. Firstly, we talked about what a habitat is and found out that it is a natural place where an animal or plant lives. We then matched different bears to their habitats, finally we took part in an investigation into Polar bears and how they can stay warm in the freezing cold water of the Arctic. We found out that their thick layer of fat under their skin keeps them warm when they are swimming.

Year 5 Science Investigation

In our Science lessons we have been exploring the force of gravity and how this affects us on Earth. We have learnt about Sir Isaac Newton and how he discovered the force of gravity. We carried out a Science investigation in small groups, using a Newton meter to measure the strength of a force acting on different objects within the classroom.     

Explorer Dome

We were very excited today in Years One and Two when the explorer dome came to visit our school hall. We took it in turns to crawl through the dark tunnel into the large inflated dome. On the inside we saw light shows and projections that told us all about the different habitats around the world. We learnt about how animals can be adapted to live in different habitat environments. We saw how the night sky is different depending on where you are in the world. We even watched to see how dry ice and boiling water can create a cloud.