This week in school the children have been engaged in British Science Week. This years theme was all about growing.
Day 1: We had an exciting morning to find that there had been a crashed spaceship on the school grounds. A letter was found by the crash which we had to decipher. After exploring the crash site we found out more about our visitors from another world. We created presentations to explain about our planet to our new friends and we created new technology to help them with their stay. They seemed to like us so much that they have stayed around for the rest of the week.
Day 2: Today we explored science outdoors. After looking back at our work on volcanoes the children recreated experiments where pressure can move objects or create new things.
Day 3: After learning more about our new visitors we decided to look to the stars. We were lucky to have a planetarium in the school and we were able to sit under the stars and planets and learn more about them and the people who have made space history.
Day 4: We looked back at our work on volcanoes and how important they can be for growth. We have begun an experiment to see how soil infused with ash can help plants to grow bigger and stronger and why countries around the world where there are volcanoes see much larger and healthier crops.
We finished the week with an assembly with the whole school discussing and showing what wonders we have found.
WOW!! What a week.
Year 3 wanted to say a big a thank you to Mrs Isherwood and Mrs Daley for arranging all of our wonderful surprises.