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Science Week 2018

Last Week was Science Week and every class was busy investigating, hypothesising and predicting! Here are some examples of what they explored over the week:

Year 6 at the ‘Easter Experience’

Yesterday, Year 6 went to All Souls’ Church in Langham Place for the ‘Easter Experience’. They investigated various different simulated crime scenes, with evidence from the Easter story, to try and work out who might have been responsible for the death of Jesus. They enjoyed the creative and imaginative approach to the story, and thinking about it from a legal perspective.

Year 5 Bastketball Tournament

On Wednesday, children from Year 5 went to the Little Venice Sports Centre for a Westminster-wide basketball competition. Their sportmanship was commented on as being outstanding, and they competed very well against more experienced and taller teams. Well done, Year 5!

Year 1 Trip to the Tower of London

On Wednesday, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their topic on Castles. They really enjoyed their workshop, all about the history of the Tower, and pretending to be Beefeaters (the special soldiers who guard the Tower)!

Science Week 2018

Science WeekLooking for ways to celebrate British Science Week 2018? Here at St Mary’s, the children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have been asked to carry out a simple science investigation at home. Your class teacher should have given you instructions to follow or ideas.

If you’re looking for other ideas (or want to do a little something extra), here are some websites that might help:

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/activity-packs/

http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/stem-activities-for-kids/

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys.html

https://www.crestawards.org/all-superstar-activities/

Looking for an activity that doesn’t require too many resources? Some of the British Science Week website and CREST awards investigations don’t need anything more than items you’d find lying around your house, so why not try one of those?

Be ready to talk about what you get up to! We’re all looking forward to seeing your investigations, or photographs of what you have been doing.

Make sure you ask an adult for help!

Year 6 Trip to Wadham College, Oxford

On Monday, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford. They met students, toured the college and ate their lunch in a real life student refectory! Afterwards, they toured the city of Oxford, learning about the history of the city and some of the authors who had lived and studied there. Do you recognise the lamppost and know which famous series of books it inspired?

It was a great experience for the children, enabling them to think about their own futures in a new way.