The 11th-15th March was Science and DT week in Shirley Warren! The theme of the week was Journeys with each year group having their own stimulus to explore.
Year R - Looked at tunnels: thinking about what makes a good one before constructing their own.
Year 1 - Looked at bridges: thinking about what materials would be best before creating their own that would have to carry the weight of a beebot.
Year 2 - Looked at static electricity and how it could transport the paper animals they made.
Year 3 - Found out about the important role bees play in pollination and then created their own digital animations to show this.
Year 4 - Investigated forces and the effect they had on the fabulous flying machines they created. They then used iPads to create their own explanation videos.
Year 5 - Found out all about scientists that had visited space.
Year 6 - Had two mini projects of their own; 6L investigated natural disasters whilst 6W looked at the journey of diseases before creating their own viral videos.
The children thoroughly enjoyed practically investigating these areas and learnt lots during the week! Special mention needs to go to the ambassadors from each class that stood up in a special assembly at the end of the week and shared what they had been doing; they were fantastic.
If you want to find out more, why not ask your child what they discovered during this week or try and carry out your own experiment at home!