Clayton Brook Primary School

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Here you will find everything to do with Science in our school.


Wow Year 2 - In year 2 they have been learning about habitats. They were set a homework challenge by Mrs. Monks to create a habitat in a variety of places, they are amazing pieces of work. Well done to the children and adults who helped create them at home. Please feel free to have a look next time you are in school.

This week, Year 3 have been looking at friction and which surfaces do and don't cause friction. We went in the hall without our shoes on and found that there was very little friction caused against our socks, which meant we could slide really well.. However, when we were in class with our shoes off it wasn't so easy to slide. The slide has little friction because of the smooth surface so did the wet stone that Nathan found.

Last week was Science Week and we had the opportunity to look at topics that we don't usually cover in our Year groups. 

Year 2 had the chance to find out about Electricity and how they can make their own electricity.

Year 3 found out the difference between Solids, Liquids and gases. We got to make honeycomb, to resemble igneous rocks that we were looking at in Science. We also had to do some more work on solids turning to liquids for our homework.

Year 5 looked at separating materials in their lesson.

Look out for some photos coming soon for all the year groups.

Year 3 Making honeycomb. 

Year 1 have been learning about plants.  They planted cress seeds and watched them grow and also used magnifying glasses to look carefully at the different parts of a flowering garden plant.

For our "Fabulous Finish" in Science, we went on a walk to spot wild and garden plants, deciduous and evergreen trees.  We found all of them and had a great time too!

In Year 1 we have been exploring materials.  We went on a rainy walk to look at our environment and the different materials that we could see.

On Tuesday, some of the Year 2 children came to Year 3 to explain the experiment they had done, which was to find out if seeds really did need carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to grow. Look at the picture what do you think?

Year 4's wonderful digestive system display!

Science in Year 4


We have created a model of the digestive system!

Science homework in Year 5

Over the past month, the children have been stargazing and keeping a moon diary as part of their homework. Kody really enjoyed this and used his telescope to take a closer look. Well done Kody!!

In our final Science club of the year we began by checking out if our leaves from last week were still green, they were, which tells us that as we thought evergreen plants do not need sunlight or daylight to say green.

This week we conducted an experiment about friction. This was a good experiment, as with the weather, we could go outside and see if our shoes had good friction with the ground and the snow! Firstly we started in doors finding out which material meant the shoes we used didn't slide. Harley quickly worked out that we needed shoes that had 'bumps' on the soles that could create friction with the ground/ material. The trainer created the most friction with the material on the ramp in the hall.

Finally we went outside to see who's shoes were the best for the snow. Maja came first and Shantel came last. We then enjoyed playing in the snow including making snow angels.

Maja also brought in a magic bottle that she had created at home, just like a snowglobe, well done Maja.

Merry Christmas all of Science club and everyone else. See you in the New Year.

In Science club tonight we had to choose something out of the discovery bag. We began by looking at different items and sorting them into our own groups. We then thought we would find out if evergreen leaves would stay green without daylight or sunlight, so we set up an experiment in a Year 3 cupboard. 

Finally, we watched a video about where paper comes from; Did you know it comes from trees! We then created our own picture using lots of the items from the discovery bag. 

What a super Science club we had tonight. We had to investigate whether we could change the colour, shape and size of the bubbles. Everyone really enjoyed the investigation. Why not have a go at home yourselves to see if you can change those things.

Year 5 used their sticky knowledge, about the different sizes of the planets, from their previous lesson to match different fruits (and a peppercorn) to their respective planets. They then ordered the planets from closest to farthest from the Sun. Luckly, the weather was fine, so we went outside, using distances relative to the Sun to recreate the Solar System.

Some of our science teams created fantastic mnemonics, to help us remember the sequence of the planets.

What do you think? My Very Educated Mouse Just Spun Unbelievably Napping (by Poppy, Bobby and Riley).

More mnemonics to follow! 

Welcome to Science club; Years 2 and 3. This week we began by delving deep into the autumn leaves in order to find minibeasts. We managed to find worms, snails and a woodlouse. Oskar investigated and found out that woodlice have 14 legs. Why not have a look in your garden to see what minibeasts you have!

Super news; We have been awarded the Primary Quality Mark in Science.

 PSQM Press release.docxDownload
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Here are some websites that you and your children might like to go on to explore science and have fun too.

Have fun and why not send pictures of you doing these experiments in to me at 

 Learning in EYFS Science.pdfDownload
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 Timetable of topics 2020-2021.docxDownload
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In Year 1, we have enjoyed learning about the different senses.  We used our senses to touch, hear, smell, see and taste a variety of objects.

In Year 3 We have been looking at a variety of rocks and naming them from what they look like. We have also been looking at fossils and in Art we have tried to draw them from observations.

In Year 6 they have been looking what is in our blood and what the different parts do. The display in school looks brilliant and when the children came into Year 3 they were able to discuss what they had done in the lesson.