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Awe and Wonder in Science

Every Wednesday afternoon Miss Hattersley visits a different class to teach them science whilst their class teacher has release time to work on the subject they lead. There are only two rules – lessons must be in science and they must be fun – making the children go Wow!

The idea behind the activities is to give the children the opportunity to take part in practical, fun investigations that encourage the children to want to be scientists.

1S learn about bats and owls

1S enjoyed learning all about bats and owls and how they hunt, they played bat and moth to learn about echo location, tried using their sense of smell to guess different scents and played different owl games to see if their hearing was as good as an owl. Did you know... read more

Ewww what is that?

6D were handed some strange furry objects in their science session, with the question “What are these and who makes them?” They were relieved to discover that they were not poo but in fact owl pellets. They discovered that owls swallow their prey whole and... read more

Paper Helicopters

5N investigated air resistance when they made their own paper helicopters, trying out different materials to see which ones flew the... read more

Can 1S rescue the jewels from Ice Man?

Ice Man has frozen Miss Hattersley’s jewels inside blocks of ice and 1S need to figure out the quickest way to get them back! We investigated how quickly the ice would melt in different places with the ice block left on the radiator melting the... read more

Clean Air with 2MS

2MS made their own superheroes and helped with the Leeds City Council campaign for clean air by encouraging people to leave their cars at home and cycle or walk to school... read more

Can cabbage teach you about acids and bases?

4C found out it can. They made an indicator solution using red cabbage and warm water and used it to find out if different substances were acids or bases. An indicator changes colour when you add an acid or a base. Some of the things we tried surprised us – did... read more

Floating Sweets?

In January 5N investigated which sweets float and which ones sink. They discovered that the denser sweets sank but the ones with more air holes in tended to float. They tried changing the shape of marshmallows to see if they could make them sink. It was harder than it... read more

4C try out Catapults

4C enjoyed trying out lollipop stick catapults and investigating how far they could make their pom pom travel if they added in extra lollipop sticks. It was great for practising our measuring skills... read more

Chromatography with Year 2

2MS had to solve the mystery of who stole the skittles… Miss Hattersley had a note from the thief saying they had eaten all the skittles but she didn’t know who wrote it. We gathered together all the black pens we could find and tested them using... read more

Exploring STEM through stories with Year 1

Year One looked at the story of the 3 little pigs and then using sweets and cocktail sticks built our own houses to withstand the Big Bad Wolf (Miss Hattersley’s hairdryer) blowing them down. We’re pleased to report that all the houses stayed standing up,... read more

Catapults Wow in Year 5

5 N explored forces by building their own lollipop stick catapults. We tried adding more lollipop sticks to our catapults (so that they pulled their load back further) and investigated how that affected the distance our pom poms travelled. What do you think we found... read more

4C prove to be fantastic scientists 

This week 4c worked with Miss Hattersley to explore chemical reactions. Outside we tried add mento mints to bottles of coke and watched what happened when the carbon dioxide in the cola attached itself to the mints causing the cola to erupt from the bottle. Back... read more

Going batty about bats in Year 1

Miss Hattersley joined 1S on Wednesday afternoon to share with them some cool science activities. Year one are reading Owl babies at the moment and learning about nocturnal animals, so Miss Hattersley themed their session all around bats. They started by listening to... read more

Volcanoes erupt in Year 4

Year 4 have been making things erupt this week in Science with Miss Hattersley. After watching Miss Hattersley make cola erupt by adding mentoes before learning about acids and alkalies and making their own eruptions using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. They... read more

Blowing Bubbles – 5N

5N made their own bubble maker using string and a drinking straw then explored different recipes for bubble solution. They tested 4 different bubble solutions – each one made with a different washing up liquid brand, warm water and glycerin. Their task was to... read more