Science in action!

Take a look at the links below to find out what children all over the school have been learning in science:

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Kingfishers Shadow puppet science

This afternoon, we investigated the effects of moving a light source on the shape of our shadows. This concluded our work on Light this half term where we investigated lots of the properties of light (sorry there weren’t many pictures but all of our investigating has taken place in the dark.*) *These are the best …

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Red Kites take part in the Great Science Share 2021

Red Kites learnt about Richard Garriott, British American explorer, and explored science linked to rockets and travel. They made rockets and spinners and investigated their own questions linked to them.

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Sticky water!?

Falcons found out about ‘sticky’ water as part of the Great Science Share for Schools.

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Properties of materials investigation (Doves and Kingfishers)

Afternoon, everybody. In Doves and Kingfishers today, we have been investigating how to sort materials. To begin with, the children were asked to categorise the random assortment of materials however they pleased. Initially, they grouped them by: size, natural vs man-made, metallic vs plant based, ‘see throughness’ and flexibility. Following the lesson, the children then …

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Kingfishers Science – Mixtures and Solutions

Report written by the Kingfishers who were still here after 3pm (when we had cleaned up). Today we have been investigating mixtures and solutions. We mixed Dihydrogen monoxide* with paperclips, sand and rice to form a mixture. Into this, we then dissolved salt. We discussed the difference between a mixture and a solution. Mr Beech …

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Doves EXIT point

On Monday, the Doves used a variety of fruit (and a peppercorn! AND a whole load of toilet roll) to map out a scale model of our solar system. We started at Mercury (the peppercorn) and marched across the solar system all the way to Neptune (a lime) Then, 450 slices of loo roll later, …

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Kingfishers Space Exit Point

This morning we used various fruit (and a peppercorn!) to map out our Solar System to scale. Loo roll was used as a measuring device – can you guess how many MILLION KILOMETERS(!!) each piece represents? Pluto would be over by the goals somewhere (if it were still a planet!)

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Space Explorers – Entry Point

A little later than normal, (due to isolation ), we finally got round to our entry point for our topic, Space Explorers. We built and tested our own rockets: some were more successful than others.

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Kingfishers Entry Point – Space Explorers.

Topic entry point. 5.4.3.2.1… We watched clips of rockets and discussed design features. We then planned our design taking into consideration, aerodynamics, friction, streamline, weight and nose shape. Working in pairs we built our rockets. Testing was the greatest part. Ask your child for the name of their rocket and where they came in our …

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Half Term Fun

We have uploaded a selection of fun activities and reading material to Google Classroom for you to have a go at over half term. There is no expectation for any of this to be completed or handed in, but we know some of our Tranmere families are in the swing of a ‘work’ routine, so …

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Puffins Parent Drop In

A huge thank you to all the parents that attended our Parent Drop In on Friday! The children really enjoyed being able to show you what we had been doing in class, particularly in Topic lessons. It was also great to see you helping out with our Science classification activity, the sweets definitely helped!

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KS1 get very ‘Egg-cited’

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Deb, Silkie and Rock from ‘Eggucation’. She held a workshop for all children, explaining how to look after eggs and chicks once they have hatched. She has left behind an incubator with 16 eggs inside ready to start hatching on Wednesday.  Children will get to …

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Kingfisher Class are Tranmere Taxonomists!

As an introduction to our new science topic, Classification, we were given images of different animals that could be found in a zoo. Then, we had to classify the animals into groups, based on similar and contrasting characteristics.

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EYFS – Muddy Puddle Day!

On Tuesday the children braved the cold and took part in a muddy puddle day.  We did so many exciting activities, and the had the opportunity to use our new outdoor classroom.  Firstly the children created festive wreaths out of natural materials, then we became artists and made some super observational drawings, looking at the …

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Scientific Skylarks 

Grandma Bell had a problem…her cat kept jumping on her dining table and knocking over her water. She was worried that the liquid would ruin the table if it was left for too long. Unfortunately, Morrisons had soooo many choices of paper towel that she just didn’t know which to choose. She asked for my …

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Fantastic Mini-beasts and Where to Find Them.

A wet and windy Key Stage One playground should do the trick. Have a peek at the curious, squirming creatures below.

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Sweet Science!

Using Skittles and Jelly Worms, Kingfisher Class carried out some experiments to show how diffusion and osmosis are used to carry water and nutrients around the body.

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Year 5, budding surgeons of the future!

Today, Year 5 were able to take part in a fantastic Science lesson where they were given the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart and lungs. The children were really brave and had a go. A huge thank you to Mrs Bowman for coming in and helping with her expert skills. If you’re particularly squeamish, …

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Year 6 cut straight to the heart of the matter!

Year 6 were very interested to have the chance to closely observe the dissection of a pig’s heart and lung. An impressively large number of students were able to touch it (with gloves on), and some students had to leave the room.  Thanks  again to Mrs Bowman for giving up her time and sharing her …

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Mad Science!

We had a visit today from Dangerous Dunc of ‘Mad Science’ fame! KS1 and KS2 had a fabulous assembly looking at all types of ENERGY!   If you would like to join the Mad Science Club, see the information coming home in bookbags this week.

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The Great Science Share for Schools 2019 – Leeds Satellite Event

On Tuesday 18th June, Tranmere Park hosted the Leeds Satellite event for the Great Science Share for Schools 2019. We welcomed pupils from Guiseley Primary, Queensway, Rawdon Littlemoor, Beeston Primary and Greenmount Primary. The children took on the role of science communicators, sharing their science learning with each other and instructing their peers on how …

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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LAUNCHING – #ExploriFriday Competition!

To all our lovely Tranmere Families, LAUNCHING – A ‘just for fun’ competition every Friday! (until we stop!) Follow us on Twitter @tranmerepark and every Friday morning we will tweet a picture from the wonderful @ExplorifySchool science programme. It will be a picture of an everyday object, creature or thing, BUT it will be zoomed in …

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Announcing the Science Mascot Winner….

Congratulations to Bailey in Woodpecker Class for creating the fabulous, winning Science Mascot design! His design has been turned into a digital logo so that it can be used all around school to promote the exciting science that is happening.   Look out on the Tranmere Times tomorrow for details of our next science competition!

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Bouncing off the walls! Science Day Fun

Some of our science superstars took part in a bouncy science day last Thursday. They created their own rubber bouncy balls from scratch and then investigated the properties of them.        In the afternoon they became science educators and put together presentations about their investigations. Key Stage one focused on communicating how to make …

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“Healthy Heart” Workshops with Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK came in today to to deliver a workshop, on how pupils can keep their Heart Healthy. The workshop covered the heart, why it is so important, what it does and how to keep your heart healthy by eating a healthy diet, being active and not smoking. It also includes the importance of …

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Air Resistance Investigation – Kingfisher Class

We carried out parachute experiments, ensuring a fair test, to investigate air resistance.

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Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Update

As a school, we have drawn up some core principles for science at Tranmere. We feel that they should allow us to create an engaging and enjoyable science learning experience for all pupils throughout their Tranmere journey. We hope you agree! Core Principles

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We’re going for Gilt! (Primary Science Quality Mark)

Tranmere Park Primary School are working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark over the course of this year. In 2013 we achieved the Silver PSQM Award and this time we are going to go for the PSQM Outreach Award (which means we will need to meet the Gilt Award criteria with an extra cherry on top!) Wish …

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