16th March 2018
A highlight of our academic year is Science Week which took place from 12th to 16th March.
This year the pupils, once again, impressed us with their imaginative and creative entries for the Science Homework Challenge. The focus was the importance of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. Pupils created posters, models and film clips to demonstrate and explain the workings of the digestive system, the circulatory system, internal organs and the mouth. These have been displayed in the Hall for all to see. A huge well done to all who participated.
During Science Week, our Year 5 pupils visited Cromwell Community College to take part in a ‘Forensic Science Day’ which included chromatography, flame tests and finger print and fibre analysis. Year 6 were visited by a member of staff from Cromwell who led an interesting session on the heart and its function and included heart dissection. Anglian Water taught us about water efficiency (how to save and recycle water) and sewage. The Raptor Centre brought birds of prey (including a Barn Owl, a Little Owl and a Harris Hawk) into school and gave very informative talks on them and finished with a superb flying display in the Hall. The Mad Science team presented a ‘Reactions in Action’ assembly. Dan the Danger Man and Supersonic Suzy mixed up some eye-boggling eruptions in front of us. Pre-School and Reception took part in an ‘Awe and Wonder’ session which involved digging for fossils, creating dinosaur teeth and witnessing air pressure demonstrations. Years 1 and 2 had fun exploring ‘Roaring Rockets’ which included designing and launching their own rockets. The Key Stage Two children explored ‘Dynamic DNA’ and found out about the structure of a human cell and how information is stored; they created their own double helix models. Lion Learners helped us to learn about habitats and adaptation by allowing us to handle a wide range of familiar and exotic pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, a giant African land snail, a giant African millipede, a bearded dragon and a corn snake. Jules, the Wildlife Man, helped us to understand more about local history through his collection of fossils. We found out about life on planet Earth and how dinosaurs behaved. The Dogs Trust explained about responsible pet ownership.
In addition to this list of enthralling activities, the staff led Science sessions and experiments and many parents came into school to take part and provide extra pairs of hands! Thank you to all involved and to Mrs Bayes, our Deputy Headteacher, for co-ordinating this event.