Science Day 2021
What a fantastic Science Day we have had this year!
The children really enjoyed taking part in lots of different investigations on the theme of 'Go Green!'. We thought about our environment, what has happened to it and how we can start to make small changes to make a BIG difference to the planet we live on.
Some of us had to take part in our Science Day at home this year but we didn't let this stop us from working so hard and creating some fantastic things!
Have a look below at some photographs of us all enjoying the day!
In Early Years we all went green for the day!
We wore something green and some of us made posters.
Our theme was 'Litter in our Environment.'
The children discussed 'What is Litter?' 'How does it affect our wildlife?' 'What can we do to help protect our planet?' We listened to a story called 'The Messy Magpie' and learnt lots about recycling.
Lower Key Stage Two
We had a carousel of activities in the morning: recycling newspaper to make wildflower plant pots, recycling materials to make musical instruments, experimenting with filtering water and reflecting on a prayer for our Common Home. In the afternoon, our theme was 'Rainforests'. We learnt about the rainforest ecosystem and found out about the different layers of the rainforest and the habitat it provides for animals and insects. We learned about the products which come from the Rainforest - we were surprised to find out this included chocolate and shampoo! We learned about the importance of #generationrestoration and explored things we can do to help to protect the rainforests and the animals who live there.
Key Stage One
We learnt about the effect that litter has on our environment. We then created posters to spread the message that we shouldn’t litter! During the afternoon we focussed our learning on bees! We love bees and it made us sad to think about what would happen if bees disappeared! We learnt about their important job as pollinators and the foods we might lose without them. We designed seed packets for flowers that will help bees and we designed and created bee homes! We did a fantastic job and we think the bees will love them!
Upper Key Stage Two
We loved Science Day this year! In the morning, we looked at using air pressure to launch rockets, experimented with liquid density to create beautiful art, and used tetrahedra to create sturdy structures that limit resource use. In the afternoon, to celebrate our theme of 'Go Green!' we created particulate matter detectors to investigate which areas in our school might be most affected by pollution.