Class 10 have explored the equipment needed to name a circuit. We were challenged to make the bulb light up! After some tinkering, we figured out how to create a circuit and light up the bulb. We learnt that a simple circuit is a complete loop.
Class 9 took part in the cream cracker challenge this week. We tried to eat 3 crackers in one minute. We had many children very confident that they’d succeed but of course they found it impossible.
The methods ranged from eating little bits, eating more than one, shoving as much as possible in and breaking them but none succeeded.
We then looked at the science involved – saliva, enzymes and their role in the digestive system.
Classes 8 and 9 had an awesome time at Colliery Woods today. We were greeted by the woodland trust staff who showed us around the area.
We looked at lots of different plants and insects, while learning techniques to help us identify butterflies, bees, flowers and trees.
We found out so much about classification and pollination (our next science topic) so fingers crossed we will be able to remember and use what we learned today.
It was so nice to be able to take the children on a school trip and another step closer to normality.
We have some budding dentists in Classes 8 and 9. They have been learning all about their teeth and their functions.
On Tuesday 10th November we celebrated World Science Day at West Boldon! Every class looked at a famous scientist linked to their topic.
They created a fossil jar whereby jelly represented the soil and sweets represented the animal remains. Each day this week they will add a new layer of jelly to the jar representing how soil layers occur over time. They talked about how these fossils form and also made a zigzag book!
Year 6 looked at Charles Darwin to link to their topic on Evolution. They all created a factfile about him explaining why he is so important in his field.
What wonderful scientists we have at West Boldon!
Class 9 have been working very hard in Science over the last few weeks. Our topic is States of Matter and we have had great fun learning about solids, liquids and gases.
Class 8 recently enjoyed a trip to EDF Power Station in Hartlepool. The children’s Science topic during the Autumn Term was ‘Electricity’ and the trip provided them with a great opportunity to extend their knowledge further. The children enjoyed a presentation where they learned that Hartlepool Power Station is a nuclear power station on the north east coast of England, how they make electricity there and how it is capable of supplying electricity to over 2 million UK homes.
In preparation for our Summer Term Science topic, ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ the children had an opportunity to explore the habitat of, and categorise local living creatures. Following a presentation from the staff at Teesmouth Field Centre, the children enjoyed a scavenger hunt on Teesmouth Beach – using their fingers like a bird’s beak to dig down into the sand. The children found evidence of a variety of animals and habitats – such as; Cockle Shells, Razor Shells, Crabs, Worm Casts, Snail Shells, Sand Dunes, Marram Grass and many more.
We asked Brian the caretaker to come into school and talk to the children about the school burglar alarm.
The children prepared questions to ask Brian.
Some of the questions:
- Where is the alarm?
- How does it work?
- What happens if it goes off?
- What noise does it make?
- What happens if there is an intruder?