Welcome to science!
All three year groups will be using the labs for their science lessons this year now that COVID restrictions have been eased.
You will be covering these topics:
|Term||Year 5||Year 6||Year 7|
|Autumn 1||Materials||Human body||Particles|
|Summer 1||Space||Great Science Share||Acids and Bases|
Working scientifically skills will be a key part of every topic. You can find more information about what you will be learning in these documents.
Science club will be open for all year groups on a Wednesday after school. We will do a different experiment each week as you work towards your CREST SuperStar award. Your parents will be able to register you via ParentPay near the start of the autumn term.
Health and Safety
You will be doing practical work in many of your science lessons and you need to be able to work safely.
1) Watch the video - how many hazards can you spot?
A hazard is something that is dangerous (e.g. a busy road)
2) Write a list of all the hazards you spotted
3) Watch the video again
4) Can you add to your list?
5) For each hazard, identify the risk.
The risk is what could happen to you (e.g. be run over)
6) What precautions could you take to reduce the risk?
A precaution is something you do to reduce the risk (e.g. cross at the traffic lights)
Watch the video
At the moment, there is a significant risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
What precautions do you need to take?
Highlights of 2020-21
All children were able to continue with practical work, when their year group bubble had access to the labs and when they were having science lessons in their classrooms.
During lockdown, we had our STEM day as planned with a talk from two civil engineers and activities for children to try at home. Read more about it here:
For British Science Week, we took part in the BayLab lab coat competition with some wonderfully creative entries.
Year 6 took part in the Great Science Share for Schools in June by asking and investigating their own questions.