Science Blog

Welcome to the Roseacres Primary School Science Blog. Here, you can read all about what the children have been learning in science across the school. 

Engineering Workshop

We had an exciting visit from Jenifer Hogan (deputy head at Stansted Airport College) and a student ambassador who ran a workshop for Year 3, 4 and 5. Here's what some of the children had to say and please look through the photos too!

Samuel- In the workshop, there were 7 different tables with activities linked to engineering. Each table contained a sheet with instructions. On one table there was a nail and a piece of wood. The task was to stack 6 nails on top of each other.

Daisy- One of the challenges was to blow up a balloon and use the air force from inside it to blow down 10 cups. We found that if we stacked the cups and blew the air at the bottom to make them all fall at once.

Freddie- Another station was where you had to roll a marble to a certain point on the table without it falling off. It was quite challenging because you had to get the force just right.

Billie- I learnt the about kinetic energy- like when your hand is pushing the ball, that’s the kinetic energy.

Ridley- I enjoyed the workshop because it taught me a lot of different things about engineering. For example, with the nail on the wood- it had to counter balance and be stacked in a certain way.

Ibby- I’m interested to learn more about planes and like the sound of Stansted Airport college

Emma P- I think it was very fun to see what engineering might involve.

British Science Week 2022

In Reception, the children are growing cress on the windowsill and making observations each day in their cress diaries. 

Every class has created a glove greenhouse and will observe how each seed grows over the next few weeks.

Science in Year 1 and 2 Spring 2022

In Year 1, the children have been investigating shadows. They had a lot of fun playing Shadow game Tag- where they scored 5 points if they jumped in someone’s shadow. Children love getting outside and enjoying this fun activity. They then carried out an investigation using torches where children measured the length of objects with the torch (sun) at different heights. They recorded their results and then wrote their conclusions in their books.

In Year 2, they have been learning about healthy eating. The class sorted learnt about the food groups and then sorted foods into these food groups (e.g. protein, carbohydrates etc). They used the sorting hoops to plan their healthy eating plates/

Science in Reception Spring 2022

In Reception, We have been learning about the polar regions and found out about the animals that live there. The children investigated how blubber works by making a ‘blubber glove’ of vegetable fat and putting their hands in icy water. They were amazed at how their non-glove hand was freezing and their ‘blubber glove’ hand stayed warm!

We also have been investigating how to melt ice as some of the polar animals had become trapped.

Some children wanted to chip it away, some suggested putting salt on it (like we do on the roads) and some children knew it would melt in the sun.

Science Club

Throughout the Autumn term, a separate KS1 and KS2 science club took place for the lucky children who signed up. They asked their own questions, carried out investigations and, most importantly, had fun! See some photos below from the science clubs that took place. 

Science Vision

At Roseacres Primary School, we value the children's voice and opinions and therefore created aIn order to create a science vision for our school, the school council reps asked each class to finish the sentence: 'Science is good when...' As a group, we then decided which statements were the most popular and created a science vision for the school. Well done to Harry M in Year 4 who designed the winning poster which is now on display in every classroom.