Science Week 2022
This year, the theme for Science Week was Growth, and we enjoyed watching chicks hatch and grow in the brooder. The children observed their development and learnt about how to look after them. The highlight was holding and caring for them.
In KS1, the children discussed the many ways they have grown and change since they were babies. Mrs Cunha also visited with her ten month old son to show them photographs of the new things he has been able to do since he was born. This made the children think about what they are now able to do and what they might be able to do in the future as they continue to grow.
When Zoolab visited, we met and handled, new animals including a snake and a centipede, as well as learning some new, fascinating facts such as the importance of adaptation and the classification system.
UKS2 also discussed how birds could be called modern day dinosaurs and their evolution. We were fortunate to have a visit from Dr McLean. He gave a presentation on fossils and evolution. During this, we handled a selection of fossils, leant about their formation, and how they provide information about the past.
A local business had pledged to plant 200 trees over the year as a corporate partner of the Tree Appeal. During that week, LKS2 spent a morning planting an array of trees and learned how important trees are to the world in which we live. We are looking forward to watching the changes each season.