Nursery’s visit from a stick insect

Nursery had a lovely teacher from another school and her son come into class to show us their stick insect, ‘Betty Sammy’. The children were taught about what a stick insect eats and drinks and how to look after it. We were then given some stick insect eggs to look after, in the hope that they…

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Minibeast hunt

This week Reception have been exploring the school grounds to look for minibeasts. They used their observation skills to identify what they found.

 

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Fly away butterflies!

Today we released our butterflies after four weeks of nurturing them from baby caterpillars to cocoons then finally to butterflies. We have learned so much from watching them grow, develop and change.

 

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Emerging butterflies

After nearly four weeks of waiting, the first butterflies emerged from their cocoons today. The children were full of awe and wonder at what they saw. They can’t wait for the rest of the butterflies to emerge over the coming days.

 

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Y4 Circuits

As part of Y4’s topic on electricity the children learnt how to wire up a circuit to make the bulb light up. They discovered that if the circuit wasn’t complete it wouldn’t work. They also practised drawing circuits using all the correct scientific symbols. 

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Nursery’s week of chick fun

Nursery have had a week of fun with the chicks. We have looked after them by feeding them, holding them and letting them explore our Nursery classroom. We even went digging for worms! The children have loved looking after them and having them as members of our Nursery. The children are really…

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Y4/6 Tree planting

Y4 and some Y6 have had a wonderful time planting trees by the River Ehen. They learnt about the importance of trees in the environment and planted a grand total of 700! We also got to see the Cumbria Rivers Trust’s  new van with Jensen’s design on it!

 

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Nursery’s Science Experiment

Nursery watched a science experiment outside for Science day. The children watched as Mrs Palmer dropped some mints into a bottle of Pepsi. The mints then reacted and made the Pepsi shoot out like a fountain. All the children screamed and laughed as they didn’t know what was going to…

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Y4 Science Week

As part of science week year 4 made helicopters. They had fun finding out what happened when different numbers of paper clips were added. They discovered that the helicopters spun faster as more paper clips were added but actually took longer to reach the ground!

 

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Year 2 & 6 Science Week

As part of Science Week, Year 2 joined Year 6 to carry out some experiments together. Lots of fun was had exploring different designs of helicopters by varying numbers of propellers and propeller lengths to find which designs had the best aerodynamics. Next they investigated how to make bubbles as…

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Reception Science Day

As part of their work on 'The Gingerbread Man', Reception investigated what would happen if the gingerbread man had swam across the river. They all predicted what would happen first. Some of the predictions were right but there was one surprise. The gingerbread man grew in size before starting to…

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Science in Year One

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed today learning about star constellations. We thought about how we would have to move if we walked on the moon and what we could see looking out into the stars.  We then made some tornados in a bottle as our topic is ‘Weather’. We have had a great time today and hopefully…

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