Event - Science Investigation Day

11 March 2019


Reception received a letter from the Farmers asking for some help. They needed help finding the best materials to protect the egg during transportation from the hen house to the supermarket. We enjoyed predicting which material would be best and then tested our predictions discussing our observations. We also had to make some cress heads to help the famers and had to decide which material would be best to plant the seeds on. We will be continuing to watch this experiment over time to see which material was best to grow the seeds.

Year 1

Year 1 had a fantastic time exploring the world around them on our Science Inspiration day. We enjoyed making slime and sherbet with Fizz from Sublime Science. We also really loved looking for animals when we did a bug hunt outside. We found lots of snails and worms as well as some slugs and beetles. We learnt about our senses by going on a sound hunt around the school – we could hear birds singing, feet stomping, traffic roaring, children shouting, doors creaking and the wind moving the branches of the trees.

Year 2

Year 2 went back in time to 1666 to the Great Fire of London. Children had to make boats in order to evacuate their homes on the River Thames. Children had to test suitable materials and find out which materials sank and which floated. Furthermore, children explored waterproof and non-waterproof materials before working together to make their boats.

Year 3

Throughout the day, Year 3 carried out three investigations. The first investigation was to see how many droplets of water could fit onto a 1p coin and a 2p coin. Firstly we used just plain water and then we used soapy water. We found out that less droplets could fit on with soapy water. Following this we set up an investigation to find out which material make the best coat for a snowman. We used paper, tissue, clingfilm, foil and felt. Our results showed that although all of the ice melted, foil took the longest to melt. Our final experiment was making a Volcano using vinegar and bicarbonate soda. This was great, especially when the ‘volcano’ erupted. After this we had a fun workshop with Sublime Science where we made sherbet and slime.

Year 4

Year 4 had a blast during British Science Week! We created explosions in the playground by mixing vinegar, bicarbonate soda and water. We dropped the mixture in a bag and watched as it fizzed and finally exploded with a big bang! We also began a nature walk diary for our current science topic.

Year 5

In Year 5, we investigated the effect of carbon dioxide on raisins. We added raisins to fizzy pop and found that when they collected carbon dioxide bubbles, they danced! Children then worked in teams to create their own experiments based on these observations and carried them out as a group. The teams wrote their own hypothesis, prediction and worked scientifically to see what they could find out!

Year 6

In Year 6, we were ‘Welly Wanging.’ We investigated how to throw the welly the best, our left or right hand? We made predictions and then worked in groups to ensure we completed a fair test. We collected our results, put them into a graph and then completed a conclusion.

Kicking off the day with a whole school assembly.
Sublime science assembly.

Reception planting seeds.
Reception finding out what animals give to us.

Reception observing the egg drop experiment.
Reception testing out our predictions.

Year 1 on a nature walk.
Bug hunting in Year 1.

Year 2 selecting materials to make boats.
Year 2 making a boat for evacuees from the Great Fire of London.

Erupting volcanoes in Year 3.
More erupting volcanoes.

Year 5 making sherbert.
Year 5 watching the dancing raisins.

Year 5 tornado race.
Year 5 rocket explosions.

Year 6 making slime.
Year 6 sublime science workshop.

Year 6 welly wangling.
More Year 6 welly wangling.