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Science in Primary

Science, investigation and finding out about our world has been at the forefront of learning this half term at BIS HCMC. We have been exploring, questioning and showing curiosity for the world around us. The human body is an amazing thing, we have been using its five senses to touch, see, smell, hear and in some cases taste our way around the school as well as exploring each year group’s science topics. Scientific investigation and learning is not limited to just our science lessons; we explore the whole day long. BIS children question what they see and want to know more.

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So, what have our BIS infants been up to? F1 have been some of our bravest explorers and scientists, as so very much is new to them. They have been particularly enjoying exploring their outside area and finding out what snails get up to. F2 have taken their exploration a step further; they have been looking at plants, getting messy with soil and developing their uses of senses through play. F3 are now the veterans of the Foundation Stage and have delved into the complex world of animals and their differences. Each class being named after groups of animals (some alas extinct, although I don’t know if we need to bring the T-Rex back to life as I’m not a fast runner).

Years 1 and 2 have been using their senses to learn about…their senses. With Year 1 learning about the human body and some of its peculiarities, whilst Year 2 have been getting into some advanced physics and chemistry with their understanding of different liquids and how they interact.

Let’s take a look at what our BIS juniors have been up to.

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Year 3 enjoyed learning all about rocks. This was closely linked to English where the children looked at the warning story, ‘Kassim and The Greedy Dragon.’ The children helped Kassim decide which rock would be most suitable for his new roof and kitchen counter. The children made careful observations and decisions according to whether rocks were fragile and whether water could pass through.

Year 4 have been looking at changing states of matter and had great fun acting out how particles behave, depending on if there are a solid, liquid or gas. They also enjoyed conducting an experiment, where they looked at the rate of evaporation of different liquids.

Year 5 have been busy studying the solar system. They have learnt lots of interesting facts about the movement of the earth, why planets are spherical and how the sun changes position in the sky. As part of their homework the children were asked to show the solar system in an artistic way, some children made their own models of the solar system and some represented it as a painting. They all looked very impressive!

Year 6 have been recognising that living things change over time to better suit their environment, but that the changes are gradual. This has included looking at how animals have adapted to suit the habitat they live in.

Mr John and Mr Tom

Primary Science Leaders