Science is everywhere you look at St. Margaret’s, from Reception hunting for signs of spring in the garden, to Years 5 & 6 plotting the waxing and waning of the moon. Year 1 have been learning about classification. They’ve used an animal making ‘machine’ to make mammals and have been playing Guess Who in order […]Read More From Earth to space – Science at St. Margaret’s
The new topic in Reception is great fun. Today we learned what a meteorologist does and how to keep a weather diary. We learned about thermometers and rain gauges and completed a weather clothing sorting activity.Read More Whatever the Weather ☀️🌤️🌧️🌨️🌩️
The learning doesn’t stop even if the rain carries on! We have been turn taking and investigating capacity and containers in the downpours.Read More Rainy Monday!
Reception are helping the creatures that live in our outdoor classroom to stay warm and dry this month. We have made homes for hedgehogs, slugs, snails, birds and even centipedes!Read More All creatures great and small
In Year 5, we have been putting our knowledge of properties of materials to the test. Last week, we recapped vocabulary such as: conductor, insulator, magnetism, transparency, hardness, toughness and solubility. This week, we did an experiment to test solubility by making salt solutions. We learned about saturation points and attempted to make saturated saltwater […]Read More Year 5 science
Year 5 went on a trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology to refresh our learning about Darwin and evolution. There were so many specimens all packed into one room that wherever we looked, there was always something new to see! From enormous African elephant skulls to snake skeletons to micro-organism slide specimens, we saw […]Read More Year 5 trip to the Grant Museum
Did you know bamboo can grow a metre a day!? This first photo was taken last Monday. The most recent was taken today! Just 8 days later! We spoke about how we could measure the bamboo. Although we used a metre stick we also had a chat about how if we used children as a […]Read More Reception – Science
This week in year 2 science we looked at what humans need to stay healthy. We started by recalling what plants need to thrive and compared these factors to what humans need to thrive. This led to healthy discussion about what we eat and why we need a range of different foods to keep our […]Read More Year 2 science: traffic light food labels can help us have a balanced diet.
Before we head off to secondary school and science becomes more about Bunsen burners and field trips, we have been talking a lot about what it means to be a good scientist. From creating hypotheses and planning fair tests to displaying results and sporting patterns, we are thinking and working like scientists. Today’s hypothesis to […]Read More Year 6 Science