Discovery Week

Discovery Week was a science based week, during which the children explored many different scientific concepts enhanced by visitors and trips.

Reception pupils explored chromatography, made paper, painted the walls of the school with porridge paint and made wonderfully coloured potions in decorative bottles.

The children used the outdoor environment to make huge bubbles, create pictures using footballs rolling in paddling pools and to explore water and the different textures of materials.

Year 1 children explored space and made constellations as well as delicious ‘space food’. In Class 1 children explored light and dark in their ‘space dome’.

Year 2 children were very excited making a ‘poo’ machine and they created wonderful patterns using paint dripping from a large swinging pendulum across the classroom. Easter chicks and eggs were hurled across the classroom as the children tested the catapults which they had made.

All children also worked with Tan Draig, creative practitioner, and Mike from Sublime Science to explore elements of science.

There was an emergency when Terry Zallgold visited the school – the children quickly designed and completed experiments which enabled them to report back to Terry on which chocolate melted the quickest. Consequently, the children saved over 20,000 Easter eggs from melting at Terry’s chocolate factory. Well done!

Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed a day out at Snibston Discovery Park in Coalville where they explored water and forces.

Children in Classes 5, 6 & 7 walked to the Learning and Development Centre at Rolls Royce where they completed experiments with apprentices exploring thrust and force. They enjoyed a tour of the site illustrating how engines had changed over time and both children and staff were amazed at the size of modern jet engines!

Many parents took up the invitation to come into school to undertake experiments with the children. Many families also took up the challenging of ‘blinging a bottle’ to create some very imaginative models – from rockets and aliens to crocodiles, volcanoes, a jet pack and a castle to name a few!

 

Discovery Week was a science based week, during which the children explored many different scientific concepts enhanced by visitors and trips.

Reception pupils explored chromatography, made paper, painted the walls of the school with porridge paint and made wonderfully coloured potions in decorative bottles.

The children used the outdoor environment to make huge bubbles, create pictures using footballs rolling in paddling pools and to explore water and the different textures of materials.

Year 1 children explored space and made constellations as well as delicious ‘space food’. In Class 1 children explored light and dark in their ‘space dome’.

Year 2 children were very excited making a ‘poo’ machine and they created wonderful patterns using paint dripping from a large swinging pendulum across the classroom. Easter chicks and eggs were hurled across the classroom as the children tested the catapults which they had made.

All children also worked with Tan Draig, creative practitioner, and Mike from Sublime Science to explore elements of science.

There was an emergency when Terry Zallgold visited the school – the children quickly designed and completed experiments which enabled them to report back to Terry on which chocolate melted the quickest. Consequently, the children saved over 20,000 Easter eggs from melting at Terry’s chocolate factory. Well done!

Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed a day out at Snibston Discovery Park in Co

alville where they explored water and forces.

 

Children in Classes 5, 6 & 7 walked to the Learning and Development Centre at Rolls Royce where they completed experiments with apprentices exploring thrust and force. They enjoyed a tour of the site illustrating how engines had changed over time and both children and staff were amazed at the size of modern jet engines!

 

Many parents took up the invitation to come into school to undertake experiments with the children. Many families also took up the challenging of ‘blinging a bottle’ to create some very imaginative models – from rockets and aliens to crocodiles, volcanoes, a jet pack and a castle to name a few!

 

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