Science provides the foundation for understanding the world around us. Engaging children’s natural curiosity, imagination and excitement; science enables children to explore, learn and make sense of the world they live in. Our creative science curriculum will enable children to gain positive attitudes towards scientific knowledge and investigative processes; to understand both the uses and implications of science today, and in the future.
Through a re-telling of The Gruffalo, the children learnt a lot about the different creatures that Gemma brought to school. They learnt all bout why each creature was the colour it was, along with why they had scales or claws, were slimy or shiny!
In science, Y3/4 studied electricity - the first lesson was all about exploring the concept of electricity and how this makes things work. This involved playing with electrical toys and games, working out how to build a circuit to make a light bulb come on without being shown and using screwdrivers to take some old plugs apart to examine how plugs are wired and find the fuse.
Y3/4 then put all of their new knowledge about electrical circuits into practice when they created a working torch each. Plastic bottles were used as the housing for the circuit and created a reflector, lens and light which sat at the front of the torches. Y3/4 really enjoyed it but had to be really patient and problem solve if it didn't work first time.