What a wonderful time we all had during Science Week! We certainly couldn’t have asked for better weather. The children had great fun learning in the outdoor environment as our school grounds were looking marvellous with all the wild flowers blooming around Forest School. The activities involved the children crawling around searching for invertebrates, examining trees, dipping nets in ponds, observational drawing and creating art works based around Monet, modelling clay minibeasts, examining flowers and the function of their parts, making nests and boats from natural materials, matching kitchen utensils to bird beaks along with Year 6’s kite making and flying. These were just a few of our activities that enriched the children’s science.
We also held a Wildlife Photography Competition for the children; the entries were of a very high standard. Small prizes were awarded to all and a hand held microscope was given to the overall winner.
The highlight of the week, which was extremely well attended, was the family science evening and sausage sizzle. Everyone enjoyed exploring the school grounds and taking part in the activities and science games. The evening culminated with toasting marshmallows on the Forest School fire.
We would all like to say a huge thank-you to our wonderful PTA for funding the week and providing new equipment for Forest School and further science activities.
Please continue exploring the natural world and enjoy.