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Science Week - March 2018

Exploration and Discovery!

During Science Week, each phase enjoyed exciting investigations and activities.

Reception explored volcanoes and fossils.

Lower Key Stage Two explored a range of Science topics. Firstly, they investigated the best way to rescue Lego men from inside blocks of ice. This linked in with their Science topic, States of Matter. They then made 'telephones,' which link to their new topic of Sound. They also used an app on the school ipads to explore Augmented Reality. This made mini-beasts they had drawn come to life and crawl off the page! They also played a game linked to echolocation to gain further understanding of how bats discover their prey.

Upper Key Stage Two continued to explore 'Space.' Their week ended with a school sleepover and the opportunity to go out onto the school field and gaze at the stars.

Please enjoy looking at our photographs.

Key Stage One

Lower Key Stage Two

Science Week March 2018

In March 2018, we all took part in Bovington Science Week. The theme for Science Week was, 'Exploration and Discovery.' The whole school went to see Dippy the Dinosaur on tour.

This is a life-sized replica of a diplodocus skeleton. We were all amazed at how enormous these dinosaurs actually were. The staff at the Dorchester museum told us lots of interesting facts and we all took part in some exciting practical activities. We dug and explored through sand and discovered interesting fossils. We took part in an interactive quiz to find out about other dinosaurs. Please enjoy looking at our photographs.



Science, a core subject, is taught as a discrete lesson and there are special Science days during the year.  Pupils are encouraged to be curious and excited about the world around them, to be observant, ask questions and develop an understanding through simple tests and experiments.  Lessons include key scientific language, observing and comparing objects, materials and living things (plants, animals and humans).  Pupils use equipment, set up fair tests, record data and their findings in a variety of ways, they make predictions and conclusions, all of which increase their knowledge of working scientifically.  Effective learning takes place when the pupils are actively involved. Children are assessed using Key Performance Indicators which are recorded on Target Tracker.

Across the school, children learn about many exciting Science topics. These include Animals, Light and Dark, Sound, Electricity, Rocks and Soils, States of Matter and Forces. Each class has a Science Working Wall which shows the journey through the topic. You will find photographs of some Working Walls below as well as pictures of children being actively involved in Science activities.
Here are some quotes from children following a recent Science Day in years 5 and 6.
Picture 1