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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Woodpeckers’ Science

Woodpeckers spent the morning learning about states of matter and how to classify materials based on their properties. Toothpaste remains a contentious issue, but I think we got there in the end!

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KS2 – Dissection show and tell

Doves and Kingfishers were treated to a unique Science lesson this week as part of our learning about the circulatory system. Dr Bowman kindly visited the school to share her expertise, performing a dissection of a heart and lungs. The session included an in-depth exploration and discussion of the key functions of the organs in …

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Doves are biologists

Having been chemists during our lesson yesterday, today we became biologists who created an accurate representation of blood. Using Hama beads, chocolate sprinkles, water and custard, we studied the distributions and function of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the human body.

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We are chemists…

This afternoon, the Doves have been investigating the recipe for fake blood. You can create this using simple household items: golden syrup, flour, water, red and blue food colouring. Each group chose which variable they would investigate and were then given the exact measurements of the other 4 ingredients. Their job was to test and …

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Falcons Science – digestion

In our class, we have been looking at the digestive system. We labelled an image of our digestive system and discussed how it works. We discussed new vocabulary such as Oesophagus and the small and large Intestines. There was another new word which the class found very funny – why don’t you ask them about …

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KS1 Muddy Puddles Day

Today all of KS1 took part in their first Muddy Puddles day of the year. We spent the day outside taking part in lots of different activities. With Miss Elliott we linked our learning to maths and drew around ourselves and then measured how many leaves long we were. With Miss Bell, Mrs Chavda and …

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Reception Light Up the Sky – Entry Point

Our exciting entry point for our new topic of ‘Celebrations’ was a huge success!  The children worked together to propel a rocket into the sky, then added ‘petrol’ and ‘rocket fuel’ to their containers and watched as it zoomed up higher than the school!  It was super to see the children working together so well …

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An investigation into heart rate

This morning, the Doves have been working scientifically. They were already aware that exercise causes your heart rate to increase, having done this in LKS2. Today, they have independently designed a line of enquiry around what influences this increase. The children have looked for correlations between your height and your heart rate and have investigated …

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Digestion – a messy example

Last week, the Doves all got their hands dirty and created a working model of the process of digestion. The pictures speak for themselves but, their faces really were a picture. Particularly, when the food left the stomach, via the duodenum into the small intestines. AND, even more so when the food left the rectum! …

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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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