Here at Reddal Hill we understand how important Science is to the world! Science has led us to finding out things that give us what we have today. In fact without science we would not have electricity which would mean no mobiles, internet, fridges to keep food fresh, television to entertain or even cars to travel in!
We encourage our children to explore their world and discover new things through a range of exciting hands on activities.
This Autumn, we have been learning lots of interesting things about our bodies and the bodies of other animals!
To do this, we have been on exciting mini beast hunts and spoken about classifying animals into Mamals, Fish, Insects, Reptiles and Amphibians!
At the beginning of the Autumn, we learned all about what we need to keep our bodies healthy. Miss Skidmore and Miss Brain brought in lots of different fruit to try, and we used our senses to discuss what they looked like, smelt like and tasted like.
The children in Key stage 1 have enjoyed learning different skills and completed investigations in the Science after school club.
This Autumn term we have been learning about plants. We have found out how plants reproduce and gained an understanding of the process of pollination.
This week (Monday 13th March), Foundation Stage took part in National Science Week. Take a look at what we have been exploring.
Science Inspire Workshop
We explored our knowledge and understanding of the world with our parents. Thank you all for your support!
During Science week (Monday 13th March 2017), we were actively involved in predicting and carrying out experiments all linked to the theme of 'CHANGE'.
The two experiments were all about 'colour mixing' and it was exciting to see the changes. Take a look at some of our pictures below...
On Wednesday 9th November Year 1 all became actively involved in a workshop promoting healthy living in a fun, hands-on and engaging approach through a range of activities.
We had tasks to complete at different stations and lots of learning took place through questioning and discussion!
Take a look at us all hard at work...
On Friday 17th March 2017, we carried out some experiments for National Science Week. We have all enjoyed taking part in extra Science experiments and have had so much fun! We took part in an experiment to find out whether the colour of water would affect the colour of white flower petals and celery. We found out that it does! We linked this to how important water is for plants and how the flower uses the water to survive!
We also wanted to find out what would happen if we added mentos to a coke bottle. It exploded everywhere and went all on Miss Eades! We have learnt that this happens because of all the fizzy gas bubbles that there are in the coke bottle.
Now it is the Summer Term, we have started learning about Materials. During our Inspire lesson we had a go at making a boat out of a selection of different materials. We tested our baots at the end and all of them floated! :)
On Thursday 29th June it was Science Day. We completed lots of different science activities where we explored our senses, learnt about the changes to our body when exercising, water resistance and air resistance. We had lots of fun with Miss Eades testing and making autogyros! :)
Buttercup Class - Year 2
Last term we learnt about habitats in Science! We learnt that a habitat provides animals with food and shelter. We discussed lots of different habitats (for example; oceans, rainforests, arctic and deserts). We worked as a group to match each animal to their habitat; as we did this we discussed how we know they are suited to that particular habitat.
As part of learning about habitats, we carried out a fun investigation! We wanted to know whether wax worms prefer a damp or dry environment...most of us found that they prefer a dry environment! Take a look at what we got up to...
On Wednesday 9th November, we took part in an A-Life session. We got to explore a range of fun activities that taught us about healthy eating and fitness. We had lots of fun and learnt lots of new things too!
This week it has been National Science Week (WB 13th March), we have enjoyed taking part in extra Science experiments! On Wednesday we took part in an experiment to find out whether an orange would float or skin. We found out that with the rind on, it floats and with the rind peeled off, it sinks!
On Thursday we took part in 'The Skittle Experiment'. We put skittles around the edge of a plate and carefully poured warm water onto the plate until it touched the skittles. We really enjoyed this experiment! Look what happened...
Now it is the Summer Term, we have started learning about Materials. During our first lesson we had lots of fun sorting materials according to their properties...
On Thursday 29th June it was Science day. We had lots of fun taking part in different activities. In Mrs Norton’s class we had lots of fun completing a Pirate Density Investigation!
Year 3 Science!
In Science we are currently investigating forces. So far we have looked at different types of forces and how to use magnets. We have had lots of fun learning scientific language and which materials repel and attract to a magnet.
On Wednesday 9th November, we took part in an A-Life Workshop where we learnt all about how to keep ourselves healthy! It was good fun and we all learnt so much! We were able to work as part of a team, as well as enjoy a variety of different activities. What a brilliant morning!
Year 4 Science!
In Year 4, we are currently learning about the digestive system and how to keep our teeth strong and healthy! We carried out an investigation using eggs and different liquids to see which liquid damaged the egg the most! The results were disgusting!!
On Wednesday 9th November, we participated in an A-Life Workshop where we learnt all about how to keep ourselves healthy! It was really fun and exciting with all of the interactive activities and we all came away having learnt something new! Well done everyone!
National Science Week in Potter Class!
The week commencing 13th March was National Science Week and it was all linked to change!
We completed an experiment where we tried to change the colour of petals and celery! We used food colouring and left them overnight to see what happened! We linked this to how important water is for plants and how the flower uses the water to survive!
We then carried out an experiment to see if we could blow up a balloon using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda! It was brilliant to watch and loads of fun! We then understood that the soda and vinegar mixed together to form a gas which then blew the balloon up!
On Thursday 29th June, everyone participated in a Science Day!
We went around the different classrooms and took part in a range of different activities!
We had an amazing day! We are definitely superstar scientists now!
Year 5 Science
Our topic this term is Earth and Space and we have been looking at the planets. To help us understand the different sizes of the planets we used fruit to represent them - from a watermelon to a peppercorn!
We also used toilet roll to help us see how far away from the Sun each planet is.
Our geography topic this term is 'Earth Matters' which links very well with our Earth and Space science work! In this lesson, we were looking at the layers of the Earth and made our own mini Earths using play-dough.