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In our STEM engineering today King Class started to investigate which materials were the strongest to use to make a strong bridge for the Billy Goats Gruff. When we have completed our bridges we will test them and evaluate them.

King Class-Today in science we started our engineering fairytale topic. We watched the story of 'The Billy Goats Gruff' and then discussed the problem we had to solve. We decided that we needed to make a new bridge so the goats could cross safely.. We discussed what equipment we could use to make them, then in pairs designed our bridges and labelled them.

LEGO Builders Workshop - Science Circuits

We LOVED our morning with the LEGO builders workshop - we built a LEGO city, made circuits and lit it all up!  We even made the train move forwards and backwards!

Creepy Crawly Roadshow 2023

We loved our session with the creepy crawly roadshow!  We learnt about different creatures and then did a question and answer.  Some of us were lucky enough to have a snake around our neck!

Blackpool Gazette

In the Autumn term, some children attended a science project at Blackpool Football club.  We have just received news that the day has received a write up in the gazette.  Well done!  You can find the link below.

 

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/people/the-future-of-fylde-coast-is-bright-after-being-left-in-the-hands-of-local-schools-3974920 

Is there anybody out there? 

 

Today was a unique and interesting day for our children. The Planeterium was in school and each class enjoyed a session, in which they learnt all about the delights of the solar system. It was a fabulous experience for our children, both fun and informative. It was mesmerising and the children were enthralled! 

Parental Engagement & Science Celebrations

Thank you to our parents who celebrated our science success with us and stayed behind after assembly to look at our projects.  

The ‘Road to Riat Challenge'

 

Our class took part in a special challenge today. The ‘Road to Riat Challenge’, delivered by the RAF, allowed us to create and test our own rockets.  We planned our design, made it and tested it with different ‘loads.’  This challenge enabled us to work as a team, work individually and work scientifically. The ‘Road to Riat Challenge’, delivered by the RAF, allowed us to create and test our own rockets.  We planned our design, made it and tested it with different ‘loads.’  This challenge enabled us to work as a team, work individually and work scientifically.

Building bridges 

 

Our enhancement week activity for today was bridge building. The children looked at various famous bridges and discussed features of their design. We then worked in small groups to design and build a bridge – each group working with different materials.  Teamwork and communication were the highest priorities, as well as a sturdy bridge design.

Science STEM Enthuse Project - Shelly Woods Class

Saving Blackpool sea front!  We were lucky enough to take part in Blackpool's Enthuse project at Blackpool Football Club.  The children had to come up with innovative ideas that would eventually become a reality in the future.  We came up with a salt water sensor, turbines on the tower and an illuminator app and device that created kinetic energy.  The judges were very impressed and we had a great day presenting our ideas, watching a science show and then working as a team on two STEM activities. 

King Class had a visit from a vet today to help us learn how to look after our pets.

In King Class we have been learning all about predators and prey in food chains. We know that a food chain starts with a producer and that some animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

King Class described different habitats around the world and the animals that live there.

STEM Enthuse Partnership - The planning stage!

We have the opportunity to take part in the STEM Enthuse project at Blackpool Football Club.  We are currently in the planning stage but our project ideas are top secret!  We will keep you informed along the way!  We cant wait to take part in the science project in a few weeks!

King Class

This half term the children have been learning about mini-beasts and their habitats and the life processes that animals and living things need.

Pele Class

In Pelè Class, they have been learning about space and earth. During their science lessons, they have talked about the planets, how the earth orbits the sun and how the moon orbits the earth

STEM challenge

 

Exciting news! Some our year 5/6 children are taking part in a STEM challenge next month, to be hosted at Blackpool Football Club. The challenge is to design future, renewable ideas to help Blackpool avoid flooding and maintain electricity supplies - hence keeping the illuminations shining. We have already started thinking about our ideas but, owing to the competitive nature of the challenge, we are unable to divulge anymore information at this stage.  Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks...

Bird Man

In assembly this morning, we listened carefully to the bird man as he told us all about his birds of prey.  He told us all about adaptation and survival, key learning that links to our science!  Take a look at our pictures to see how much fun we had. 

World Heart Day 

 

Shelly Woods class acknowledged World Heart Day by having a discussion about how best to keep our heart healthy. The children did a poster containing information. We also combined this with a practical experiment to replicate blood and all it's components. 

Testing materials to see if they are reflective!  Look how much fun we had!  We made predictions and then tested them out! 

Science in King Class-We have been learning about life processes for living things and hunting for mini-beast in the school garden.

How does the heart work? 

 

Our focus on the heart continued this afternoon. We looked at a diagram of the heart and labelled the various parts. We also discussed the function of each part. 

The lungs

 

We also continued our exploration of the circulatory system with an in-depth look at the lungs. We drew a diagram of the lungs and discussed the parts and their function. I think you'll agree they did a fantastic job.  

 

Heart and Lung Dissecting 

Our science lesson took an exciting turn today when Mr Harding, from Cardinal Allen High school, came to visit us.  He brought with him heart and lungs for us to dissect.  We spoke about the different elements of the heart, lungs and the windpipe and then worked together as a team to dissect different parts.  Take a look at the fun we had - what a fabulous way to start our science topic!

KS2 Manchester Science Museum 2022

What a wonderful trip to the Science Museum we had in KS2 - fun, shows, experiments and lots of exploring.