Science

At our school, we try to make science as much fun as possible; whether that’s hunting for mini-beasts around our school grounds, learning about forces at Salford University or inviting visitors in to replicate the solar system in our school hall.

Investigations are also a huge part of making science lessons at our school as interesting as possible – because that’s how we learn best. To help children understand investigations, and how to conduct them, we have a very visual Science Investigation Frame that is used across the key stages. It’s also colour coded with pictures to support and engage all our learners.

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We also take part in National Science Week. Last year, we worked with local high schools and Salford University to learn all about rockets and the forces / aerodynamics needed to make them fly efficiently. We wrote stories, designed our own rockets and tested them using homemade rocket launchers. Each class then submitted a rocket to be tested on Friday’s big ‘Launch Day’. The action was captured using Go Pros and an overhead drone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRa923B-3k .

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