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Learning about teeth, their function and making clay models of our teeth. Summer 2021

Science investigations in Year 6 - looking at the irreversible changes due to heating, burning and mixing. Spring 2021

Science investigations in Year 6 - Investigating how we see colours as part of our Light topic. Autumn 2020.

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: 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 

Friday 5th June 2020


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 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

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  Friday 10th February


We are really looking forward to hosting Ian Dunne The Professor on Friday 10th 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.



Competition Time


Science is everywhere! So why not get out about with your camera and snap a picture of Science in Nature.  We are running a photography house competition looking for the best 3 photos.  Whether it's a beautiful sunset, a frosted spider's web, a breaking wave or a majestic bird of prey, every entry will be rewarded with points towards your house.  We look forward to as many entries as possible!

All entries to be submitted to Mrs Radburn by 4th November.