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Science Chatter

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Planting some apple ?

18-10-2023

One of our superstars has planted some apple ? seeds to see if they grow #smithdownsci #smithdowneyfs

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Making unicorn ? playdough today to develop fine motor skills…

19-10-2023

Making unicorn ? playdough today to develop fine motor skills and see what happens when cornflour is mixed with hair conditioner #smithdowneyfs #smithdownsci

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Exploring changes of state

19-10-2023

Exploring changes of state through messy play. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownsci

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We love incorporating baking into our Understanding the World lessons!

19-10-2023

We love incorporating baking into our Understanding the World lessons! We watched how the cake mixture changed state after we added water. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownsci

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Tasting different foods last week…

19-10-2023

Tasting different foods last week as part of learning about our bodies- some were a bit sour! #smithdowneyfs #smithdownsci

 

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Year 1 have been naming the body parts in science…

19-10-2023

Year 1 have been naming the body parts in science this week. #smithdownscience @SmithdownPrimY1

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Year 1 have had great fun labelling the body parts in science today…

19-10-2023

Year 1 have had great fun labelling the body parts in science today. Well done! #smithdownscience @SmithdownPrimY1

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Science activities for you today Year 1!

19-10-2023

Lots of exciting science activities waiting for you today Year 1! #smithdownscience @SmithdownPrimY1

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Labelling human body parts today with year 1

19-10-2023

We’ve been having lots of fun labelling human body parts today #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY1

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Thank you to all the families who came to our stay and learn session today

19-10-2023

Thank you to all the families who came to our stay and learn session today.

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We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects

19-10-2023

We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects. Lots of toys and actions helped us understand these forces. Year 3 did a great job of organising the forces into our Venn diagram. #smithdownsci

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We are looking at life cycles in science…

19-10-2023

We are looking at life cycles in science, so now have 40 caterpillars that we are going to watch transform into butterflies. We have given them food, and are going to monitor them turn into chrysalises. #smithdownsci @MrsKellyx @MissGuy_

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Kicking our electricity topic off in year 4

19-10-2023

Kicking our electricity topic off in @SmithdownPrimY4 by thinking about what electrical appliances we have at home #smithdownsci

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Great afternoon with 4KM back to doing what we love the most – investigating!

19-10-2023

Great afternoon with 4KM back to doing what we love the most – investigating!! This time, circuits. They took up the challenge of making the light bulb light ? #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY4

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4LA ~ Sorting mains and battery powered appliances today

19-10-2023

4LA ~ Sorting mains and battery powered appliances today, then working scientifically to test our predictions about positions of components in a circuit @SmithdownPrimY4 #smithdownsci

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4KM testing predictions about complete and incomplete circuits

19-10-2023

4KM testing predictions about complete and incomplete circuits #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY4

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Today we kicked off our topic and Curriculum project

19-10-2023

Today we kicked off our topic and @Curriculum_USP project in @SmithdownPrimY2 by recapping what an animal is and learning about vertebrates/invertebrates @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows #smithdownsci

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4LA hard at work exploring switches in circuits

19-10-2023

4LA hard at work exploring switches in circuits #smithdownsci

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3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets

19-10-2023

3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY3

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Deep in conversation about animal offspring in matching mothers to young

19-10-2023

Deep in conversation about animal offspring in matching mothers to young #smithdownsci @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows

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We then focused on how animals mature by looking at some life cycles…

19-10-2023

We then focused on how animals mature by looking at some life cycles. Mr. Ma let the Y5 caterpillars visit KS1 and just look at their faces. We identified some at pupa stage for some science in action #smithdownsci @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows

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4KM exploring conductors & insulators this week

19-10-2023

4KM exploring conductors & insulators this week @SmithdownPrimY4 #smithdownsci

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4LA exploring conductors & insulators

19-10-2023

4LA exploring conductors & insulators @SmithdownPrimY4 #smithdownsci

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After learning about life cycles with Years 2 & 5

19-10-2023

After learning about life cycles, @SmithdownPrimY5 kindly invited us to watch their butterfly release this afternoon. 4 classes of pure excitement ? #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY2

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Lots of discussion with our connect retrieval task today matching features of different stages of development

19-10-2023

Lots of discussion with our connect retrieval task today matching features of different stages of development. It was lovely to hear some of our fabulous new vocabulary being used independently #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY2 @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows

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We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today

19-10-2023

We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today in @SmithdownPrimY2 #smithdownsci

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We have been learning all about animals in science today

08-11-2023

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Year 3 have explored the different rocks that make our school. We discussed the key characteristics of each rock.

09-11-2023

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Year 2 science

15-11-2023

Year 2 have been sorting things into 3 categories – alive, dead and ever been alive. We had a lot of fun looking at some living things from the playground too!

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Y2 Classification

15-11-2023

Year 2 have been sorting items into Alive, Dead and Never been alive. We looked at the characteristics of Living Things by using MRS GREN.

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Y2science

15-11-2023

Year 2 have been sorting things into 3 categories-alive, dead and never been alive. We had a lot of fun looking at the things that were alive too!

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RLMc visit Speke Hall

21-11-2023

Yesterday RLMc had lots of fun visiting Speke Hall. We looked at the changes for Autumn and we even saw a sleeping giant! We visited the giants house, kitchen, music room and even his playground. It was lots of fun!

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Bulb Planting in Crown Street Park!

23-11-2023

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Young Scientist Centre

23-11-2023

5NA went to a solar system workshop at UCLAN. We did lots of investigations all about the solar system!

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Year 1 had a visit from zoolab

30-11-2023

Year 1 were very excited to have a visit from lots of animals today!

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year 1 Zoolab visit

30-11-2023

Year 1 had a visit form lots of animals today to celebrate our learning in science.

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Super Science lesson explore our human skeleton and the bones that we have.

01-02-2024

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The History of Telling The Time for Science Week

14-03-2024

We combined science with history with our TIME topic and looked at how tools to tell the time have changed over the years. We created a timeline of discoveries and measured out our own sundials with our protractors.

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Exploring Light

18-04-2024

3KM have been working scientifically by exploring the question ‘do we need light to see things?’

The children had 5 boxes with a different item in each. They had to peer through the hole in the box and make a predication on what the object could be. When more light was added to the box, some objects could be seen a lot easier than others.

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4KM had a great morning working with the Hope university students learning about light and sound??!!

19-04-2024

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Heart rate investigations in Y6 Science.

22-04-2024

As part of our ‘Circulatory Unit’ in Science, we devised our own investigations (in small groups) to find out about the effect of exercise on our heart rate. Some groups changed the exercise carried out, some changed the number of repetitions and some changed the time set. All results were recorded and are to be discussed in order to draw our conclusions.

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Reflective materials

26-04-2024

Year 3 made predictions of what materials they thought would be the most reflective and the least reflective. They then tested that and checked to see how much light was reflected off each one. We spoke about material characteristics and why they absorbed or reflected some or a lot of the light.

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Cyanotype Art

30-04-2024

Year 3 used a very old way of producing photographs without a camera. We used light sensitive paper to create a cyanotype capture. The children created their designs using natural resources found around schools – similar to Anna Atkins.

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Year 1 have been on a nature hunt

02-05-2024

For our first lesson about plants we have been on the playground to look for plants, seeds and animal evidence.

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Shadows!

10-05-2024

Year 3 had a great afternoon exploring shadows. Thankfully we got a lovely sunny day to complete this lesson. We drew our shadows and after some time we returned outside and noticed how the position of the sun meant our shadows had moved.

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Spider hunting in the sunshine ?️?

10-05-2024

We have been learning about spiders this week and have been looking at similarities and differences.

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