At Buglawton Primary School, we take a hands-on, investigative approach to Science. We believe that children learn best and will remember what they learn from 'doing' and by carrying out experiments and investigations. It is important for children to test out theories and see what happens when things go wrong in order to develop their enquiring minds. We encourage our pupils to predict what they think will happen, test out theories, and then discuss their findings.
During Science lessons, our pupils work in groups. This develops collaborative thinking and learning and enables children to take on a role within a team. At the end of each unit, children produce their own summary of their learning and complete a test to measure their scientific knowledge and understanding and assessed using Headstart quizzes.
Science Week 2022
Science Week is 14th March - 18th March. We are working with other primary schools within Congleton and the Ogden Trust to have a competition where you can win some AMAZING Science prizes. Letters will be sent out on the 18th February and look out for more details on here!
Also, we will be participating in some fun investigations and research in school that week. YAY!
Our Science Club takes place every Thursday. This year it is open for pupils in Year's One and Two.
This week, we have been investigating flowers. The children each had a white flower and discussed how it may change colour. Ideas were "paint it", "Give it a drink", " Flowers need water to stay alive, so if we give the flower coloured water then it might change colour".
We agreed to test with two different food colourings and split the stem so one side went in one colour and the other side of the stem went in the other colour. One pupil said "I think one side of the flower will go blue and the other side witll go red". Another said "I think they will mix in the stem"
We decided to use paints and colour mix to sensibly guess what colour the flowers may turn. The pupils have taken their investigations home and we will find out in next week's lesson. What do you think will happen?
Out of school learning:
At Buglawton we believe we provide many opportunities for our pupils to experience "Science in Action". Examples of this are through trips to places like Peak Wildlife Park and Jodrell Bank, links with our local secondary schools inviting us to use their labatories for sessions such as Flame testing and Use of microscopes, Visitors into school to talk about their jobs where Science plays a key part and assemblies highlighting Science opportunities and specific weeks like Enginnering week. We have exciting practical Science assemblies where children can paerticipate in an investigation and prove whether a hypothesis is true or false.
We are participating in the Congleton High School photography competition, showing signs of spring. Below is an entry from one of our Year 5 pupils. All entries have now been sent to Congleton High School and we await to hear if any of our entries have been successful.
Science week 2021
Last year we participated in Science week, with a whole town competition. The competition was to design a lunchbox that could keep food cool or hot depending on what it was. Congratulation to our winners for Key Stage 1 and 2 pictured below who won some Science investigation kits.
In class, all pupils were involved in Science week where they tried lots of investigations and looked at different lines of enquiry. Have a look at the photographs below.
In Reception, the children travelled back in time to look at animals that are extinct. After reading 'The dinosaur that Pooped the Past', they got their scientific hats on and investigated what dinosaurs eat and whether they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
Every pupil at Buglawton Primary School is encouraged to become a Scientist. Take a look at the experiments that take place with our youngest pupils.
The pupil's groups have been named after Scientists. They have had the opportunity to research them. Some of these have been uploaded into the File manager for you to see. So far there is research about Sir David Attenborough and Spencer Silver
Investigating the length of Shadows:
We love how our pupils are engaged by their learning and have a thirst for knowledge. Many go home and research their Science topics. One pupil created a PowerPoint presentation with their Grandad and used it to present their learning to their peers.
In Year 5, our groups of scientists are working on the topic 'Earth and Space'. They have investigated, explored, and explained what the heliocentric model is, the speed and distance of planets from the sun, and why we have day and night.
Year 1 have been growing their own plant from a bean. Can your child tell you the parts that they can see?
Scientists at Buglawton Primary School competed against pupils from other Congleton schools, to show Our World in a shoe box, jam jar, poster or factfile. These were fantastic!
In Science Club, children completed an experiment using Skittles.
In Year Two, Pupils have used the school grounds to observe different plants.