Year 3

By Robin Adkins on Monday, October 30, 2017 in Science, Uncategorized, Year 3. 2 Comments


This term, year 3 have had an amazing time in science.  One of our favourite lessons was when we investigated “thrust”.  We wanted to work out how to make our model, balloon powered, cars travel further.  We changed the variable of how much air was blown into the balloon.  We discovered that the more air that is blown […]

Year 6 Science: Google Expedition to Chernobyl

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Computing, Science, Year 6. 1 Comment


  Today, we went on a Google Expedition to Chernobyl, Ukraine. A terrible accident at nuclear power plant occurred there thirty years ago, releasing deadly radioactive substances into the atmosphere. As a result, an exclusion zone with a 30km radius was created around Chernobyl which means no people are allowed to live in this area. After taking […]

Children making children wobble with year 4 circuits.

By Michael Grant on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Science. 2 Comments


Today year 4 looked at insulators and conductors of electricity. Through investigating and adopting a trial and error approach, we discovered that metals make fantastic conductors and plastics make brilliant insulators of electricity. Attached is Jack’s circuit. He made lots of children wobble through presenting this circuit. How can the bulb work when it is […]

Y6 Science: Cosmic Classroom

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Science, STEM, Year 6. 5 Comments


Today we watched a live broadcast of the cosmic classroom. Tim Peake answered questions live from the International Space Station and we learned about what life is like in space. He also told us what happens when you try to drink water in space; it turns into a spherical shape and starts floating about so he […]

Year 6 tackle paleontology one fossil at a time…

By Amanda Richardson on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Science. No Comments


This week, pupils have been exploring historical and scientific materials in the form of fossils. Asking questions, explaining, annotating,  hypothesising, observing, justifying and making links are just some of the skills we have been using and refining. Did you know that a prehistoric horse was the size of a large cat? Did you know they […]

Science Week: Year 6 vlog from space!

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in English, Science. No Comments


       As part of our Science Week where we’ve been considering life for future humans, Year 6 have been writing and recording vlogs (video diaries) from space to their folks back home in Bournville. Here’s a taste of life in space: ” . . . then there’s the toilet. It’s not what you’d expect. […]

Science Week: Top scientist drops in to speak to Year 6!

By Mr. Setchell on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Science, STEM, Video Lessons. 2 Comments


Dr. Cameron Smith, one of the world’s top scientists in the field of space colonisation, dropped in to Year 6 today to answer the children’s questions on future humans. In this video, Dr. Smith gives a great response to Oscar’s thoughtful question: ‘Would someone with diseases or illnesses be allowed to colonise space?’     […]

Science Week: Year 6 calculate space travel distances.

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments


If we had to leave Earth and colonise space, how long would it take to get to our destination? To find out, Year 6 have been using a simple formula: time = distance ÷ speed. We first calculated the distance between planets in miles. Then we divided this by the speed of the fastest space probe – […]

Science Week: Year 6 visualise future humans

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Science. No Comments


What if we have to leave Earth and colonise space, or another planet? What would we look like after 5000 years? How would we evolve? Here are some answers from Year 6 . . .