At Marsden Primary School it is our intention to engage pupils in an exciting and investigative Science Curriculum which develops in all children a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences. When planning for our Science Curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. Our Science scheme of work ensures that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the Science Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Requirements through to National Curriculum Requirements for KS1 and KS2.
In science, Year 5 have been learning about different materials. We made oobleck which we found out is a very unusual material!
Y6 had a fantastic day at The Great North Museum exploring evolution and adaption.
In Year 3, we always make sure that we look after ourselves and try to make healthy choices. We loved making our own fruit kebabs as a healthy treat!
The children in Year 5 enjoyed exploring the technique of filtering to clean different particles out of water.
This week Year 2 visited the Life Centre in Newcastle. We had an amazing day and loved every second. On the morning we took part in a space workshop and found out all about being an astronaut. We even made our own space breakfast! On the afternoon we explored the museum and especially enjoyed the Planetarium and the science show!
We had a fantastic time exploring the Centre for Life and learning all about our senses!
Following on from their history work all about Neil Armstrong and his voyage to the moon, Y2 looked at the footprint he left behind on the moon’s surface. They then predicted which material would leave the best footprint in flour. Following the investigation, the children discovered rubber and plastic left the best print. We then talked about which material would hold a footprint best – soft sand or flour. The children correctly predicted it was the flour.
The children enthusiastically participated in an assembly about World Anatomy Day. We found out about the role of the lungs and the heart as well as trying out some exercises to increase our heart rate.
If you would like to learn more, you can visit The Fire station on Sunday 15th October.
EYFS welcomed some visitors into their classroom to talk about the importance of staying healthy. We passed a ball around which was covered in glitter to demonstrate how easily germs are spread.
After this, we practised how to wash our hands correctly to make sure we kill the germs.
Another important topic we discussed was looking after our teeth. Nursery 30 hours children and Reception will brush their teeth everyday at school to keep them clean and healthy.
Y4 enjoyed a visit from the Nissan STEM team. During the morning event, the children were able to build their own cars and explore Japanese culture. The children also set up their own car building production line and used their problem solving skills to improve its efficiency. Great work Y4!