British Science Week
Many thanks to parents Kerry and Athina, who came in to talk to Y1 and Y2 children about their work as scientists. They talked about working in a laboratory; discovering and testing medicines; the corona viruses and how we can protect ourselves and about DNA. The children then made their own DNA models out of sweets!
Y2 have been making lava lamps while Y3 had a fascinating talk from Dr Oates about how he uses robotics and lasers in surgery as well as the role of surgeons and anaesthetists in our hospitals. Y3 also had fun with ‘erupting volcanoes’! Y5 have been constructing 'minibeast homes' on the front field and will continue to monitor these over the next few weeks.
Y6 looked at some rather mouldy bread (yuk!) and discussed the implications for washing hands thoroughly and then completed a team engineering challenge to construct a marble run with everyday materials.
What a fantastic British Science week! Thank you to all the staff for supporting and running these activities and to the parents for their expertise and time.