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Science at St Antony's

 

At St Antony's we seek to enable our children to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. They are helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information.

Children use scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. Most of the learning about science is done through the use of first-hand practical experiences and is enhanced by appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos.

Science Ambassadors for St Antony's 2018-2019

World Science Day

Friday 10th November 2017

Each class conducted an investigation looking at physical and chemical changes.

 

Year 1 and 2

In Years 1 and 2, the children used ingredients to create slime! 

 

The Science behind it:

The slime is a non-Newtonian liquid which means it is different to 'normal' liquids. It gets thicker when it is pushed or pressed down. The cornflour is not actually dissolved in the water so when pressure is put on the mixture, the water molecules are pushed away. 

 

 

Year 3 and 4

In Years 3 and 4, the children mixed colours using paper towels.

 

The Science behind it:

Water moves up the paper towel because the paper is absorbent, it sucks up the water. The colour travels with the water making the paper change from white to red or blue. Colours mix when they are joined together - red and blue make purple! 

Year 5 and 6

In Years 5 and 6, the children mixed ingredients to create a fizz!

 

The Science behind it:

The bicarbonate of soda is an alkali, it reacts or changes when it mixes with an acid like vinegar because they are very different. It creates bubbles of Carbon Dioxide - a gas! 

 

Science Parent Workshop 2018

On Monday 12th March, parents across the school were invited in to take part in an engaging class Science experiment! Here are some snaps of the fun we all had!

Science Workshop at OLSJ

On Wednesday 28th March, the year 5 children attended Science workshops at OLSJ. They completed a workshop in Physics, Biology and Chemsitry. 

 

Gazegills Farm 2018

On Friday 4th May, the Science Ambassadors visited Gazegills Farm where they learnt all about organic products, where our food comes from, how animals are looked after and the process of getting milk. We met some lovely animals and had a special ride on the farms tractor! 

 

​​​​​​​BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK 2018

9th - 18th March 2018

 

British Science Week is a ten day celebration which is celebrated by schools across the UK. This year, British Science Week is all about 'Exploration and Discovery!'

 

Science Ambassador Workshop

On Tuesday 13th March, our school Science ambassadors led a whole school workshop where each year group took part in hands on experiments! 

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