Here at Shafton Primary, we like to make science exciting.
As well as learning scientific facts, we always try to provide experiences through investigations and practical activities that the children will always remember.
Please take a look at some super science happening around school!
Science Day 2018
On Friday 19th May, We had a very special science day in school. We have a visit from Molly Molecule, who showed us some very exciting experiments and helped us to make slime!
We kicked the day off with an exciting bubble show for KS1. We saw lots of colourful bubbles and Molly made a gigantic bubble. (We were very impressed!) We were even able to catch some very special bubbles in our hands, which have a plastic coating. This means they don't pop when we touch them!
KS2 had a action reaction show, where we saw paper disappear before our eyes and saw chemical reactions that caused flames. We also saw acid and alkali reactions that caused the liquid to change colour.
Throughout the day, all children made their very own tub of slime to take home.
In Classrooms children have been exploring other areas of science and seeing chemical reactions, making square bubbles, investigating plants and lots more! Take a look at some of our fantastic photos from our day.
Health Day 2018
In January we celebrated Health Day. This was a day where all classes took part in health related activities.
Here are just some of the topics covered that day:
- Looking after our teeth
- mental health
- sugar consumption
We started our day with a special visit from Bike it Dave, who hosted a special assembly to talk to us all about making healthier travel choices! Senior Ruiz also linked our Spanish lessons to healthy Spanish foods. We had a great time!
Take a look at some of the exciting activities going on in school that day!
Year 6 - Electricity
Year 6 have been combining maths and electricity to create their very own matching game. They have been creating circuits to make the bulb light up when an answer is correct. They now that it must be a complete circuit so have used tinfoil to conduct the electricity between the questions and the correct answers.
Year 3 - Forces
Year 3 have been investigating friction. They carried out a investigation to see which materials caused the most friction. They made predictions and discussed what made their investigation a fair test.
In these pictures year one were tasting different foods and grouping them based on their taste. Can you spot which are bitter, sour, sweet and salty?
Animals including Humans
As part of Health Day in Year one, We looked at Mental health and how we can keep calm. We made our very own stress balls using play dough and balloons. We also learnt about how to look after our teeth and did some fantastic writing!
Year 5 - Forces
Year 5 have been investigating magnetism. They have been learning about which objects are magnetic and sorting them into groups. They have also been exploring which poles attract and repel. They have also conducted their own investigations linked with the force field of magnets.
The solar System
Year 5 have been learning about space. Their homework projects are amazing! Here is a lovely display in their classroom which shows the order of the planets. It also features some homework projects too.