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Year 6 have had an exciting two days with a surprise visit from London Zoo! Every class was treated to a virtual workshop to support their learning and as a round up of their last topic of Evolution and Inheritance. The Learning co-ordinator at London Zoo spoke to the children about animal adaptations and how these can change over time. 

Each class got opportunity to ask lots of questions and even got chance to see the giraffes in their enclosure, almost like really being there!

Well done year 6, you were responsible and reflected really well on your learning from this term. 

 

This week is British Science Week!

11th-20th March 2022

 

This year the theme of British Science Week is 'Growth'. As a school we are going to enter the National poster competition and hopefully win some amazing prizes. 

Your poster can represent growth however you want. It could be a tadpole or butterflies journey to adulthood, how population growth affects our climate or maybe growth mindset. The possibilities are endless. 

So, get your creative hat on and create your fantastic posters by 31st March and hand them into Mrs Bennett.

Don't forget this is also a house competition so you can earn some points for your house too! (Come on Turing)

For more inspiration please check out the British Science Week website.

www.britishscienceweek.org

 

 

Learning about teeth, their function and making clay models of our teeth. Summer

Science investigations in Year 6 - looking at the irreversible changes due to heating, burning and mixing. Spring

Science investigations in Year 6 - Investigating how we see colours as part of our Light topic.

Tuesday 7th July

 

Hello fellow Scientists,

 

With the summer holidays just a few weeks away, this month i thought rather than share ONE experiment of the month with you, i would share a link to 146 FABULOUS 'Do try at home' experiments!

These experiments are all completed using household items so can be conducted without buying too many new things. 

Marvin and Milo will give you a clear equipment list, method and a cartoon step by step guide to follow. 

Marvin and Milo investigations can be found via a Google search: spark.iop.org Marvin and Milo 

 

I hope you enjoy these Institution Of Physics experiments and I look forwards to seeing pictures of your amazing discoveries. Please send your photographs into the school office and they may just appear on our website. 

 

Happy investigating!

 

Mrs Bennett 

 

 

Hello fellow Scientists.

 

With the recent and very exciting launch of the SpaceX shuttle, Mrs Bennett would like to share Junes 'Experiment of the month' with you. Please find the link below detailing how to conduct a space rocket experiment. 

As always, please send any pictures you have to the Westacre office and they may just feature on Twitter or your daily updates page.

 

Happy investigating!

Mrs Bennett 

 

This week Mrs Bennett would like to share with you an exciting science investigation that you can conduct at home. Please send you pictures into the school office so that you can have a special mention on the website.

You investigation this month is........

 

This week the Science Council have been learning about different melting points. They have used this knowledge to make some yummy ice cream!

Westacre Science Council have had an amazing time reviewing books and look forward to speaking to the rest of the school during assembly next week.

Exciting times for the new Science Council! Watch this space...

Mad Science Day

Mad Science Day  

 

We are really looking forward to hosting Ian Dunne The Professor to demonstrate some science magic!  As well as taking part in this workshop, we will be having a go at some engineering challenges as well as some sticky experiments!

 

Prizes are also available for the best dressed child in every class who follows our science theme.  You might like to dress up as a particular scientist, a science phenomenon or aspect of science. You could cover yourself in stars and dress in black, make a solar system hat or even borrow a large white shirt and turn it into a lab coat. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

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