Science

Year 3 – Science – Soils

Year 3 – Science – Soils

In our science unit this term, children have been learning all about rocks, soils, and fossils. In today’s lesson, children focused on how rocks turn into soul. They focused on how weathering can quicken this procedure and learned how rocks can expand during the day and contract during the night, and how this process of temperature change can have an impact on the structural integrity of the rock. Cracks are then created that allow further weathering.
When does rock become soil?
Rock starts becoming soil the moment it is exposed to the environment. But it’s a long transformation process from exposed rock to a mature soil. Depending on the nature of the rock and other factors in its surroundings, that time period can range between tens to tens of thousands of years!

 

 

Earth Day in Year 1

Earth Day in Year 1

Year 1 learnt all about what happens to rubbish after it is thrown away. They were very interested in the process of recycling and were keen to share what they knew about this subject in a lively class discussion. The children then went out into Forst School and shared their views on our wonderful world… Continue Reading

International Week in Year 1-Africa

International Week in Year 1-Africa

Today the children in Year One learned some facts about the continent of Africa. In particular, they looked at African animals and  were challenged with the task of writing a fact file. The children worked with a learning partner, looking at information sheets and then researched information on ipads about a chosen animal. They all… Continue Reading

STEM week in Year One

STEM week in Year One

This week is  British Science Week and the theme is ‘Innovating the Future’. Year One considered the problem of Plastic Pollution and could plastic bottles be used for another purpose. The children were then set a challenge to recycle a plastic bottle and design and make a rocket launcher. Then the children spent an afternoon building… Continue Reading

Year 2 – STEM Week

Year 2 – STEM Week

Year 2 have been busy designing and building a brilliant balloon powered vehicle for STEM week over the last few days. The goal was to engineer a balloon powered car from plastic waste – in this case, a used plastic bottle. The children have focused on the design process and considered different methods on how… Continue Reading