Science Day at Tankersley

As part of National Science Week, we held our own Science Day in school. Children in classes 1-6 moved around all the class rooms during the day, performing a different experiment in each. They tried making their own ice-cream, creating a lemon volcano, making slime, dissecting a daffodil to identify the different parts, investigating how hover crafts work and making a tornado in a bottle. Everyone, children and staff, enjoyed the day – and learnt some science!

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Happy New Year!!

What are we going to be learning this half term?

In the first half term our topic is ‘Marvellous Medicine’ (with a focus on the human body and the senses).

Sense of Sight

During our English lessons this week we have been learning how to use a dictionary and alphabetical order to locate a word and then find its definition. We have also been learning about our sense of sight and how we see. We have carried out a variety of activities this week to deepen our understanding. We have completed a reading comprehension about the eye and created some wonderful collages of our eyes. In our extended writing session we wrote chronological reports. We even have an opticians in our role play area!!!

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Wonderful homework in Class 1

Thank you to all the children who have completed some super homework for our space topic.

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Happy Habitats…

As part of our Science work on Adaptation and Evolution, we have been investigating why animals live and thrive in certain habitats. We created a habitat in a shoe box and they are all amazing. Each animal in the habitat has a detailed write up explaining how the animal has adapted to the habitat in which it lives.

Come and take a look at them on display and find out about a variety of animals and their habitats.

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Creative Conductors in Year 4

Years 4 and 6 today took part in a fantastic, creative workshop run by EON called Creative Conductors. We started by using fruit and vegetables to complete an electrical circuit which made a sound when electricity flowed, we could play a tune using different vegetables and fruits. We learnt that it was the high water content in the fresh fruit and vegetables which allowed electricity to pass through. We then made some cardboard models, based on our favourite things, and used special graphite paint to decorate them. When complete, we could use the electrical circuit to play a tune. Here are some photos of Year 4 having a go. Have a look on the Year 6 page to see their brilliant creations as well. Many thanks to our STEM ambassador, David, and to EON for providing this workshop.

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Having fun with ELECTRICITY …

David from E.ON worked with us today to further our understanding of electricity-  circuits and conductors. We had great fun.

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