Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
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Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk

Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

Through teacher surveys and pupil voice, we have created our own Principles of Science. The principles of science, collectively combines thoughts from children and staff outlining what good science will look like at Tattershall Primary School. See our Principles of Teaching Science

News report information

  • First chick hatched at 2:00pm Tuesday 24th March
  • There are 7 chicks, still waiting to see if the remaining 2 hatch.
  • There are 5 yellow feathered chicks and 2 black feathered chicks
  • The first chick stayed in the incubator till another chick hatched so it would not be lonely.
  • 4 Eggs where cheeping and starting to crack as Mr Hoodless went to bed.
  • When Mr Hoodless came to see the chicks at 7:00am Wednesday 25th March, there was 5 chicks in the incubator all yellow.
  • These 5 chicks where then placed in their cage which has a heat lamp to keep them warm, food and water.
  • Wednesday 25th March 10:00 am chick number 6 starts to hatch.
  • Wednesday 25th March 12:30pm chick number 7 starts to hatch.
  • Once both of these chicks had dried off in the incubator, they joined the rest of the chicks upstairs.

Pupil Voice

The Science Team recently got together and talked about what Science meant to them and what science learning they have enjoyed at school. Here were some of the responses:

What does science mean to you?

“Been able to discover things”
“Experimenting”
“Fun”
“Messy”
“Learning about materials”
“Learning that is interesting”

What has been your favourite science learning/topic since September?

  • Human lifecycles
  • Muscles
  • The Human Diet
  • Animal Classification
  • Materials
  • Classification of plants
  • Female and Male parts of the flower

How can science be improved in our school?

  • Even more science lessons
  • More investigations
  • Field trips

Autumn Walk

Class 1 enjoyed their walk in the woods. The children were able to see and talk about lots of seasonal changes.

Celebrating Lincolnshire Day

Class 4 visited the Lincolnshire Showground to celebrate Lincolnshire day and see just some of the amazing business that work in Lincolnshire.

RAF STEM Event

A group of children from KS2 attended a STEM event at RAF Coningsby. A fantastic event which allowed children to design and create a glider. Each team competed against each other to see whose glider would fly the furthest. To finish the day off the children also managed to see the Typhoons up close.

The Spring Bulb Project

Class 4 and Class 6 are taking part in The Spring Bulb Project. Every child has planted a daffodil and crocus bulb. Over the next year children will monitor rainfall and temperature. The project is part of a long-term study looking at the effects of temperature on spring bulbs across the UK.

Walk in the woods 19 October

Class one enjoyed their walk in the woods to spot signs of autumn. We found lots of pine cones and acorns and saw lots of beautiful orange, brown and yellow leaves.

Yeast investigation 17 October

Class 6 have been investigating which foods yeast prefers and recording detailed descriptions of the changes they observed.

Science – Teeth experiment 17 October

We wanted to know which drink is the best and worst for our teeth and also, what happens to our teeth if we don’t clean them after drinking different types of drink. We conducted an experiment where we left a real tooth in four different drinks over night to see the effects of the drink, our results were interesting. Water is the best and cola is the worst as you can see from our pictures.

Classification Keys 17 October

Class 6 have been using the classification keys created by Carl Linneaus to identify the order and species of different animals.

Investigating Parachutes 16 October

Class 5 have been using their knowledge of forces and air resistance to investigate how different sized parachutes fall to the ground at different speeds. Using our predictions and chosen methods, the children were able to test which size parachute was the most effective.

Hygiene 12 October

In Science we have been looking at animals including humans. This week we conducted an experiment about hygiene and why it is important to wash our hands. We split up into three group: one group washed their hands, one group wore gloves and one group had dirty hands. In our groups we touched a slice of bread with our hands and put the bread in a zip lock bag. We made a prediction to which slice of bread will be the mouldiest and we will collect data every day next week.

Plant Identification 5 October

We visited Tattershall Carr Woods to collect leaves, seeds, plants and flowers which we identified back in school. Our visit has helped us recognise the characteristics of different plants to create a classification key.

Science Classification 6 September

Class 6 have been classifying organisms. We had great fun identifying the characteristics of the animals we sorted into groups.

Rocket Cars

Thank you to the STEM ambassadors from RAF Coningsby who taught us about Bloodhound SSC and then helped us design, make and test our very own, amazing rocket cars.

Naughty Bus

Class 1 linked their Science Week learning to the text 'Naughty Bus'. The Naughty Bus created lots of mess in Class 1. We became detectives to record what the bus had done. We decided to trap the Naughty Bus in jelly to stop him! The next day the bus had escaped and trapped vehicles in ice. We used salt and water to melt the ice to rescue them. The vehicles left us chocolate to say thank you and we used it to make cakes. We have also investigated corn flour and skittles. We have used lots of scientific language to make predictions and describe changes in materials.

Floating Garden Challenge

Class 4 had to research, design, and create a model for a floating garden. Floating gardens are used in Bangladesh to stop crops been ruined by floods. Children had to think about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths whilst creating their model.

Farm Kitchen

Children in Class 4 got the chance to create their own chicken curry with the help of farm kitchens.

Science Week 15 March

Class 2 were set the challenge to investigate how we can stand on a paper cup without crushing it! The children came up with their own hypothesis and they worked together in groups to prove if they were right or not. Together we found out that if we put several paper cups down and placed a piece of cardboard on top, we were able to stand on them without crushing them!

Science week shadow investigation 14 March

Class 6 have been investigating shadows and how they change over time during a day

STEM event

Six children from Tattershall primary school had an amazing day. The children worked collaboratively with three other schools on an egg drop challenge. The challenge was made even better with a visit from the Duke of Cambridge who observed the egg drop challenge! The Duke also took time to speak with children individually. During the afternoon children were able to see the ideas turned into real life.

Pupils were able to see the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths behind an ejection seat, parachutes and a Typhoon. The afternoon finished with children sitting in a Typhoon cockpit!

Shadows

Pupils in Class 4 invested shadows and were able to decide which objects were opaque, translucent and transparent.

Investigating circuits

We have been devising investigations to find out how the thickness of wire affects the brightness of bulbs.

Alberto Giacometti

Class 4 have created a lot of mess over the last few days but the final results are outstanding! Class 4 have been creating their sculptures in the style of Alberto Giacometti. They have also used their science learning about light to cast a shadow to enhance their artwork even further.

Reflection

A group of Class 4 children turned into guards during a science investigation. Children had to use their understanding of reflection to guard a tomb from intruders. They were unable to move. Children successfully completed the investigation.

Light Sources

Class 4 took a walk around school to record any light sources they could find. Even though the sun did not make an appearance the children did find a variety of light sources.

Plants 15 January

Our Science learning this term is all about plants. We have researched how and why they grow and we also planted our own seeds to help with this learning. We used our new microscope to have a closer look at the different parts of a plant.

Materials 5 December

This term in Class 2, we are investigating materials in our science lessons. We have looked at different objects to find out what they are made of. We have started to explore properties of objects and materials, we have been labelling them using words like smooth, hard, rigid, bendy and fluffy. The children have enjoyed wearing their lab coats to become scientists to do their science learning.