What we say about Science at Coxhoe Primary School...
"I like it when we get to make things and watch them change." - Year 6
"Science is really good because you get to do experiments that are fun." - Year 5
"I loved disolving the egg shell in vinegar, it was like a bouncy ball." - Year 4
"I like looking at mini-beasts and finding out where they live." - Year 2
"The reaction in the coke and mentos challenge was really interesting." - Year 3
We are the three amazing science ambassadors at Coxhoe Primary School. Everyone at Coxhoe Primary School loves to do Science. Our teachers make science at Coxhoe so fun. Not so long ago the three science ambassadors went out around the classes going from Y2 to Y6 asking about science at Coxhoe and what they like. We got loads of interesting answers. Loads of people enjoyed the cola experiment we did a few years ago. We look at a range of different topics in science. We look at things like:
· The theory of evolution
· Climate change
· The human body
And many more things.
We love Science at Coxhoe. We do many different experiments in science and they are so fun!"
It is our aim to help children understand that science is all around us.
By giving children the skills to question their surroundings and how we are all affected by our environment, we can develop our children into scientific thinkers.
We were thrilled to welcome some visitors from Durham University, who came to share a session about light with some of our children. We explored how white light is made up of all the different colours and learnt a new word - polarised. We enjoyed exploring the equipment the scientists had brought along with them, as well as creating our own polarised light filters to take home!
Our visitors reminded us that the most important things you need to be a scientist are curiosity and perseverence.
Images coming soon...
Science themed Easter Eggs!
We were so eggs-ited to see many Easter Egg competition entries with a link to science! There were animals, habitats and even a space-themed egg! Check them out...
British Science Week - during British Science week we had lots of exciting things going on around school! The theme for the week was growth. There were daily science challenges, alongside a whole school cress growing competition. The whole school smelt like cress for a week! The winner in each class received a pack of seeds to go home and plant, in celebration of their success as a scientist.
As well as this, many children chose to get involved with the growth themed poster competition. They have created some amazing pieces. Check out their work below...
Here are our 5 winners of the poster competition!
They are very pleased with their prizes and have been entered into the national competition!
Climate change conference - during the Autumn Term our KS2 children took part in a Climate Change Conference, with schools from around the world, around the time of COP26. We loved learning about climate change and what we can do in our own lives to help look after our planet!
Science around our school
Below is a snapshot of each year group, showing examples of what we have been up to this year. Please visit individual class pages for further examples of the amazing investigations and practical science work we have been busy with!
Our year 6 class, Shakespeare, have been busy learning about how the heart works and the role it plays in keeping blood moving around our body. Check out their video explanation below:
Our solar system and dissecting flowers
Dickens and Tolkien, our year 5 classes, have been busy in Science! They have been learning about our solar system and using different objects to represent just how far away we are from our nearest planets. They have also been dissecting flowers, exploring the different parts of plants in more detail.
The digestive system
Across year 3 and 4 we enjoyed exploring what happens in our digestive system - it was a bit messy! We used different things to represent how a biscuit would be broken down and explore the journey it goes on: into our mouth, down our oesophagus into our stomach and then through our intestines before it leaves our rectum.
Milne and Dahl, our year 2 classes, have also been dissecting plants, to learn about the different things we can find in a seed. They will be experts by the time they reach year 5 and dissect the whole plant!
As part of their topic about animals, Hargreaves and Rosen have been exploring (fake!) animal poo, to see what they can learn from it.
Investigating materials - Little Red Riding Hood's Cloak
Our Reception classes, Donaldson and McKee, enjoy linking science to the topic that they are currently exploring. One recent highlight was investigating which materials would be best to keep Little Red Riding Hood warm and dry.