Image of Two’s Room - Minibeasts
1 Mar

Two’s Room - Minibeasts

We have had a fantastic week in nursery this week. We have been learning all about minibeasts and creating our own bees. We had lots of fun during rhyme time with our family members. We had fun playing in the water with the ducks. We looked at the word sitting and what it means to us. We all practiced doing this and we also showed this with other objects. We enjoyed playing a colour matching game where we had to match the different colours to the different coloured objects. We have spent time exploring the outdoors and we even found some worms.

Image of Two’s Room - Dear Zoo
5 Feb

Two’s Room - Dear Zoo

We have had a good week so far in nursery. We have been looking at our story, Dear Zoo. We dressed up like the different animals and moved our bodies and made noises like the animals. We made animal footprints using the different coloured paints. We also made elephants which have long trunks and big ears! In our physical development room we have been practising our crawling and climbing skills. More fun to come!

Image of Year 4 - Science - The Digestive System
5 Feb

Year 4 - Science - The Digestive System

In Science today we have been learning about the different organs, their functions and re-constructing the human digestive system.

Image of Reception Class - Bug Hunt
5 Feb

Reception Class - Bug Hunt

This afternoon, Reception class went on a bug hunt around the school grounds. We found an array of bugs including slugs, worms and a millipede. We observed the environment and explored under stones and equipment to find dark warm places that the bugs might like to live in. The children really thought about where the bugs might be and gave some great observational comments about what they discovered.

30 Jan

Year 3 - Science - Magnets and Forces

Year 3's new science topic is all about Forces and Magnets. They worked their way around the tables trying to answer the three different questions - 1) Hold an object and a magnet towards each other. What could they feel? 2) Examine the different materials, on the table. Can you say which are magnetic or non-magnetic? 3) Look at the picture cards. Can they say which force is being used, a push or a pull.

Image of 2’s Room - Exploring light and dark
25 Jan

2’s Room - Exploring light and dark

We have had lots of fun this week, taking part in lots of different activities. We had fun exploring light and dark. We switched all the lights off in our classroom and used a torch to look around. We talked about what happens at night time and the stars and the moon shine in the sky.

Image of Year 3 Science - Comparing Soil
16 Jan

Year 3 Science - Comparing Soil

In today's science lesson year 3 have been looking into the different types of soil. They compared clay soil, chalk soil, chalk loam and sandy soil in a blind test making notes of their different properties and then tried to identify them correctly.

Image of Year 1 Science - Body Parts
9 Jan

Year 1 Science - Body Parts

During Science today, Year 1 learned all about parts of the body. We discussed bones and skeletons, internal organs such as lungs and hearts and the five senses. Year 1 made Anatomy pictures using pasta and craft materials.

Image of Pre School - North and South Pole
8 Dec

Pre School - North and South Pole

This week in Understanding the world, we learnt about the North and South pole and what we would find there. We discovered lots of ice and different animals to what we would see in Darwen. We put the polar bears and reindeer in the North pole and whales and penguins in the south pole. The children then explored ice and what happens to the ice when it starts to get warm.

Image of Reception - Scavenger Sort
30 Nov

Reception - Scavenger Sort

Yesterday we went on a scavenger hunt around the school grounds to see what we could find in nature! The children found an array of items including leaves, berries and ice. The children sorted all of the objects into groups before we took a look at our haul! We spoke about why the leaves were on the ground instead of in the trees. What animals may need the berries as a food source. How the ice was formed. Why it is important to put our rubbish in the bin. Reception class did a great job working scientifically and they had lots of ideas and comments about what we had found.

Image of Year 4 Science - Sounds and Vibrations
24 Nov

Year 4 Science - Sounds and Vibrations

In science this afternoon we have been exploring how sounds are made and associating them with vibrations.

Image of 2’s Room - Exploring Ice
22 Nov

2’s Room - Exploring Ice

We have had a great day exploring ice today and what happens when we put it into warm water. We were excited to find out that when the ice melted, some dinosaurs appeared! We counted the dinosaurs that we found and also talked about what colour they were.

Image of Year 4 Science
17 Nov

Year 4 Science

In science this afternoon we have been recognising that sounds get fainter as the distance from the source increases.

Image of Pre School - Hibernation
16 Nov

Pre School - Hibernation

The children enjoyed learning all about Hibernation yesterday. We explored which animals hibernate and how they store their food for winter. We went out and collected leaves, twigs and food that the animals might need. The children then made houses for the hedgehogs to sleep in for winter.

Image of 2’s Room - Exploring Outside
15 Nov

2’s Room - Exploring Outside

We had lots of fun exploring the outdoors today! We made leaf soup in the mud kitchen and enjoyed climbing on the climbing frame. We love exploring in Autumn time with all the leaves crunching under our feet. We made sure to wrap up warm today and had so much fun!

Image of Year 5 Science - Humans
10 Nov

Year 5 Science - Humans

In our science lesson this afternoon, we have been learning about the life cycle of a human and the gestation of animals.

Image of The BBC micro:bits Have Landed!
10 Nov

The BBC micro:bits Have Landed!

We received some new tech in school today, a set of 30 BBC micro:bits. The BBC micro:bit is packed with inputs, outputs, sensors and radio communication features. You can find put more here https://microbit.org/ We can’t wait to get started with these!

Image of Y3 Science - Rocks and Soils
9 Nov

Y3 Science - Rocks and Soils

Today Year 3 have started their new science topic learning about rocks and soils. During the lesson the children moved around the class investigating and answering questions about soils, rocks and fossils

Image of Y3 -Science - Shadows
12 Oct

Y3 -Science - Shadows

Year 3 conducted their first outside science experiment today. They were trying to find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change, using poles and string. Throughout the afternoon they checked their experiment and recorded the change in the shadows.

Image of Reception -UtW - Humans
25 Sep

Reception -UtW - Humans

We will be learning all about humans in Science this term. Reception class explored their faces this week, the children took it in turns to look into our mirror and describe what they could see. The children were able to name some of their features, eyes, nose mouth etc. They looked very carefully and started to notice their differences, some children have brown eyes, some have blue. Some children have freckles while others don't. Some of our friends have long hair and some have short hair. The children really enjoyed looking at themselves and each other, noticing new things about their faces.

Image of Year 3 - Science - Light Experiments
13 Sep

Year 3 - Science - Light Experiments

Year 3 started their first science topic today. They have been carrying out 6 different experiments to do with light.

Image of Y5 Science - Day and Night
23 May

Y5 Science - Day and Night

In Science today we were creating models that show how we have day and night. We then wrote our own scientific explanations to explore this further.

Image of Y2 - Science - Minibeasts
22 May

Y2 - Science - Minibeasts

In Science this week we went on a minibeast hunt. We then thought about how easy it is to see the minibeasts in their microhabitat and gave them a star rating out of 5 for how camouflaged they were.

Image of Y3 - Science - Testing Magnets
16 May

Y3 - Science - Testing Magnets

In Science today we set up and carried out a comparative test. We were finding out which magnet is the strongest.

Image of Reception - Working Scientifically- Incy Wincy Spider
5 May

Reception - Working Scientifically- Incy Wincy Spider

This morning a group of children took part in an experiment! We needed to select a good material to make a roof so that Incy-Wincy spider would stay dry and cosy in this wet and soggy weather. Firstly we inspected each material, the children had a very good look and they also felt the materials before making their predictions. They all had a good knowledge and some good ideas as to why certain materials would or would not keep Incy-Wincy dry. Then we put out predictions to the test! We worked as a team to hold the different materials tight and steady, then took turns to pour the water on top. The children really enjoyed seeing how the water moved and settled on the different materials. We found some very good materials that would definitely keep Incy-Wincy spider nice and dry!

26 Mar

Pre School - Spring and Mini Beasts!

This week the children have been exploring Spring and mini beasts. Today we have been planting seeds to watch them grow. The children added soil and seeds into their pots and then we discussed what the seeds will need to grow. The children were aware that they needed the sun and water to help them. We are excited to watch them grow over the next few weeks. We will keep you updated.

Image of Y2 Science Living/Non Living Things
24 Mar

Y2 Science Living/Non Living Things

This week in Science, Y2 have been sorting images under the headings alive, once alive and never alive. The children placed the images where they thought then we had a really interesting discussion about different objects. For example how the bunch of flowers were once alive but aren't once they are picked and how the ball of wool was once alive on a sheep. The children then re-looked at their images and sorted them in their groups again.

Image of Harold the Giraffe Visit
24 Feb

Harold the Giraffe Visit

This morning, Reception class has had two very special visitors. Steven and Harold from 'life education' came to teach us all about our bodies, our emotions and self care. The children loved learning about a few of their internal organs and what they do to keep our bodies functioning and healthy. We also discussed who we would talk to if we felt sad or unwell and how we could improve our mood by doing different activities. The children also looked after Harold by brushing his hair and brushing his teeth, making sure that he is ready for the day! Harold ended our session by singing a wonderful song all about emotions. I'm sure your little ones will have lots to tell you about Harold and what they have learnt when they get home!

Image of Y6 Science - Light
24 Feb

Y6 Science - Light

This afternoon Year 6 have had fun proving that light travels in a straight line in Science!

Image of Year 3 - Soil and Water Investigation
25 Jan

Year 3 - Soil and Water Investigation

Today in Science, we investigated which type of soil absorbed the most water. We used our measuring skills using syringes, beakers and cylinders.

Image of Year 6 - Science - Designing Experiments
19 Jan

Year 6 - Science - Designing Experiments

Today in Science, Year 6 have been designing experiments to predict if their heart rates will go up when they do still exercises. It's been a fun afternoon!

Image of Y5 - Emperor Penguins
13 Jan

Y5 - Emperor Penguins

Y5 had an exciting afternoon on Friday. We explored how Emperor Penguins have blubber which keeps them warm - the children experimented by putting an uncovered hand into ice and then put their hand into a bag which had been lined with butter (blubber). The children were mesmerised by the difference and now have a great understanding of one of the many survival skills a penguin uses!

Image of Year 3 - Science -Rocks
12 Jan

Year 3 - Science -Rocks

Today in Science, Year 3 tested the hardness of different rocks with a rub test. They ordered the rocks in groups and then recorded what they found out. We finally reported back to Miss Peckson our conclusion.

Image of Y2 - Science - Animals Including Humans.
10 Jan

Y2 - Science - Animals Including Humans.

Y2 started our new topic 'Animals including humans' in Science by sequencing the life cycle of different animals - a chick, butterfly, frog and newt.

Image of Y2 Science - Everyday Materials
9 Dec

Y2 Science - Everyday Materials

We completed our final Science investigation for our topic 'Everyday Materials' last week. We tested glass, plastic, foil, wood and paper to see which was the best at letting light through. We found that glass let lots of light through, plastic and paper let some light through and foil and wood didn't let any light through. We sent our findings to a scientist to let him know that glass is the best material for his new windscreen in his racing car as it let the most light through.

Image of Y2 Science - Testing Materials
10 Nov

Y2 Science - Testing Materials

This week in Science, the children investigated the best material to make an umbrella. They tested cling film, tissue, tin foil, a plastic bag and kitchen roll. They found 3 of the materials were waterproof but decided the plastic bag would make the best umbrella as it’s also stronger.

Image of Y2 Science - Identifying and Comparing Materials
19 Oct

Y2 Science - Identifying and Comparing Materials

After listening to the song 'There's a hole in my bucket' we received a text message from Henry asking for our help. He wanted us to find something to fill the hole in his bucket. We thought about different materials we could investigate and found that blue-tack didn't let any water through, whereas playdough let 59 drops of water through in 30 seconds. The children then wrote a text message back to Henry with their advice.

Image of Y3 - Science - Shadows
13 Oct

Y3 - Science - Shadows

Today Year 3 have been investigating that happens to our shadows through the day. Thank goodness the sun came out today!

Image of Pre School - Exploring Autumn
13 Oct

Pre School - Exploring Autumn

We have had lots of fun this week learning all about Autumn and the wonderful things that happen during this time. We have talked about what animals hibernate and then we have painted these. We have been on a leaf hunt and collected lots of leaves to then make pictures with.

Image of Year 1 Science - Signs of Autumn
12 Oct

Year 1 Science - Signs of Autumn

In Science today Year 1 went into the school grounds to look for signs of Autumn. We found trees that were changing colour and leaves that had fallen to the ground.

Image of Year 6 - Science - Testing Bird Feet
6 Oct

Year 6 - Science - Testing Bird Feet

Year 6 have had a “splashing” time testing which bird foot is best for swimming in science this afternoon!

Image of Year 6 - Science - Fossils
4 Oct

Year 6 - Science - Fossils

Year 6 enjoyed our science lesson about fossils. We explored a number of different fossils, and then learnt about why fossils are so important for the understanding of evolution. We all agreed that we wished we could learn about fossils every day!

Image of Year 4 - An Action Packed Week.
30 Sep

Year 4 - An Action Packed Week.

Year 4 have had another busy and action packed week. Some of our highlights this week include: identifying and finding plants, spending our tokens in our first ever visit at the school's shop, being a human boat in a storm (!) and finding historical evidence to decide whether Theseus and the Minotaur really did happen.

Image of Y1 Science - Rain Gauge
28 Sep

Y1 Science - Rain Gauge

In Science in year one we have been looking at all types of weather, The children all worked in teams to make a Rain Gauge, which will help us measure how much rain falls over a period of time.

Image of Y3 Science - Investigating Shadows
21 Sep

Y3 Science - Investigating Shadows

Year 3 have been investigating which objects make light or dark shadows.

Image of Y2 - Trip to Bowland Wild Boar Park
13 Jul

Y2 - Trip to Bowland Wild Boar Park

Year 2 had a fantastic time at Bowland Wild Boar Park.

Image of Y4 - Science
5 Jul

Y4 - Science

Today Y4 were scientists investigating which type of chocolate melts the fastest!

Image of Y2 - Science; Plants and Trees
5 Jul

Y2 - Science; Plants and Trees

The children had a wonderful time on our walk around Bold Venture park this morning. We looked at different plants and trees and thought about which were wild plants and which had been planted. We also thought about how seeds are dispersed.

Image of Two’s Room - Planting Seeds
5 Jul

Two’s Room - Planting Seeds

Last week in the two’s room afternoon group, we planted some cress seeds. We talked about what the seeds needed in order for them to grow and we used a watering can to water our own seeds. We have been watching them grow and when we checked on them today, they had grown so much!

Image of Reception - Science Experiment
4 Jul

Reception - Science Experiment

Yesterday the children participated in a science experiment. We had to choose some materials that would keep Incy Wincy dry. We used water to check if the material was waterproof and discussed the different properties of each item.

Image of Y2 - Little Zoo
22 Jun

Y2 - Little Zoo

Last week, Gemma from Little Zoo to you visited school with a selection of animals and spoke to the children about their habitats. The children had a wonderful time and learned lots of different facts!

Image of Year 3 - Science.
18 May

Year 3 - Science.

In Science this afternoon, we have been testing to see which shoes have the best grip. We planned and set up our own fair tests.

Image of Year 5 - Science Experiement Which sugar dissolves the fastest?
16 May

Year 5 - Science Experiement Which sugar dissolves the fastest?

Year 5 observing different types of sugar using the digital microscopes. Which might take the longest to dissolve? Which sugar dissolves the fastest? Year 5 has devised their own fair tests.

Image of Year 5 Science
9 May

Year 5 Science

Year 5 have been finding out which materials are conductors or insulators of electricity.

Image of Y1 - Science.
4 May

Y1 - Science.

Today year 1 tested different materials for transparency in Science.

Image of Y6 - Electrical Circuits
31 Mar

Y6 - Electrical Circuits

Year 6 science investigation to discover whether adding more bulbs into an electrical circuit will affect the brightness of the bulb.

Image of Y4 Science, The Digestive System
30 Mar

Y4 Science, The Digestive System

Today we continued to learn about the digestive system in Science. We worked in groups to make posters of the different parts of the digestive system, drawing and explaining and what each part does. Ask us all about it!

Image of Y4 - Working Scientifically
18 Mar

Y4 - Working Scientifically

Year 4 have been learning about teeth in our science lessons so we wanted to investigate the affect different liquids have on teeth. We used hard boiled eggs to represent teeth. We put each egg into a plastic cup and covered it with a different liquid. We used coco-cola, orange juice, milk, a sports drink, vinegar and water. We predicted what will happen to each egg but we will wait one week to find out!

Image of 2's Room - Minibeasts.
11 Mar

2's Room - Minibeasts.

The Two's Room have been busy exploring Mini Beasts this week. Creating caterpillars with the play dough and using Mini Mash to create a garden centre adding flowers and bugs to go.

Image of Pre School - Minibeasts
11 Mar

Pre School - Minibeasts

This week Pre-School have been exploring mini beasts and have created houses for the bugs to live in. They have discussed where they live and what they like to eat and created snails, spiders and caterpillars at the workshop table.

Image of Reception Class - Browning Apples
9 Mar

Reception Class - Browning Apples

Reception Class have been exploring change over time. They have added different liquids to apples; lemon juice, vinegar, milk, water and some apples with no liquid. The children had to predict which liquid they thought would turn the apple brown first and explain their thoughts. The children checked the apples and different liquids at regular intervals throughout the day, discussing the changes they had witnessed.

Image of Year 3 -Science
23 Feb

Year 3 -Science

Year 3 have been investigating what happens to the size of a shadow when the angle of the light source changes

Image of Y4 - Science, Learning about Teeth.
4 Feb

Y4 - Science, Learning about Teeth.

In our Science lessons Y4 have been learning about teeth! We have learnt about the different types of teeth, what they are called and what they are used for. We then tried to make a model of our own teeth! Here are some of our teeth models!

Image of Y5 - Science, Collecting Data.
31 Jan

Y5 - Science, Collecting Data.

Year 5 have been measuring meteor craters and creating charts with the data.

Image of Pre-School - Planting and Growing.
31 Jan

Pre-School - Planting and Growing.

This week we are continuing with our story of Jasper’s Beanstalk. The children have planting cress today to explore how it grows and what it needs to grow. The children are so excited to see what happens next.

Image of Y3 - Science, Exploring Light.
26 Jan

Y3 - Science, Exploring Light.

This afternoon year 3 have started their new Science topic called Light. We have been investigating how we need light in order to see and the absence of light is dark.

Image of Year 6 - Science
16 Jan

Year 6 - Science

Year 6 are studying Light in science, and created investigations to prove that light travels in a straight line. Can you see the torchlight shining through all the holes in the cards? We discovered that the holes have to be lined up for this to occur - light doesn’t travel around corners!

Image of Year 3  - Science
12 Jan

Year 3 - Science

In Science today we have been comparing different types of soil to see how much water they absorb for a farmer. The clay loam was the best at absorbing water. We used our measuring skills to work out the volume in millilitres.

Image of Year 6 Science
9 Dec

Year 6 Science

Year 6 have been carrying out a scientific investigation to test their predictions that the heart rate will rise even if you are doing a stationary exercise like the plank or a yoga balance pose.

Image of Year 4 Science
8 Dec

Year 4 Science

Today we looked at sound waves in science. We can demonstrate a sound wave by acting it out. What happened when Alfred banged the drum?

Image of Y3 - Making Fossils
1 Dec

Y3 - Making Fossils

Year 3 have been making their own fossils during science.

Image of Y2 Light Investigation
21 Oct

Y2 Light Investigation

We completed a light investigation in science this week. We received an email from a scientist explaining his methods and his results, however we found he had made a few mistakes. We then explored the resources and completed the test ourselves before writing an e-mail back to him with some ideas to help in complete a fair test in the future.

Image of Y4 - Creating Board Games
20 Oct

Y4 - Creating Board Games

Year 4 are busy making their earthquakes and volcanoes board games.

Image of Nursery - Exploring Autumn
19 Oct

Nursery - Exploring Autumn

Nursery have had lots of fun exploring Autumn this half term. There has been lots of outdoor learning.

Image of Y2 Science
6 Oct

Y2 Science

Another week, another Science investigation for Y2. This week the children looked at different plastic bottles to see which was the most flexible. They found that the ketchup bottle was easier to squeeze and the water from the ketchup bottle travelled the furthest. It travelled 440cm in total whereas the water in a water bottle only travelled 110cm. They other bottles they tested were a fruit shoot bottle, fairy liquid bottle and a shampoo bottle.

Image of Y1 Science
30 Sep

Y1 Science

In Year 1 we have been exploring rain and making rain gauges in Science.

Image of Science in Y2
28 Sep

Science in Y2

In Y2, we did a Science investigation after receiving a message from Henry saying he had a hole in his bucket and needed help to stop it leaking. We tested different materials and found that glue was the best, as no water leaked through, whereas playdough let 84ml water through!

Image of Y3 Science
22 Sep

Y3 Science

Year 3 have been learning about the functions of skeletons in humans and animals. Here are some of the skeletons they assembled.

Image of Y4 Classifying Animals
13 Sep

Y4 Classifying Animals

Some great work in year 4, classifying animals. They sorted them into vertebrates and invertebrates, and then into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.