Friday, 5 March 2021

Science week

Dear Parents/Carers,

To celebrate British Science Week, we are running a whole school science based learning challenge where the children can choose a science project to complete at home. This year’s theme is ‘Innovating for the future’. We want to encourage young people to celebrate the amazing diversity we see across the world. From biodiversity to cultural and societal diversity, from the diversity of knowledge to STEM careers and subjects. There are lots of ways to explore this theme - we’d love to hear some of your ideas too!.

1. Design and present your own science project for our Virtual Science Week Roadshow.

This year we are holding a Virtual Science Week Roadshow, where children can send in pictures or videos of their science projects they have made, created and tested at home to share with parents and other pupils in the school later in the week.
There are some great websites to get inspiration from including:

Of course you can be as creative as you like but any ideas linked to the theme ‘Innovating for the future’ would be fantastic!

Your project could involve any of the four STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

-You could create a model or prototype and include:
  • Information on your design including it’s purpose
  • How your design functions and how you have tested it
  • Reflection on your design including any challenges you faced and how you could improve it.
-You could design and set up your own science investigation. All great science investigations start with a question. For example ‘How do shadows change over the time of the day?’ Think about the science topics you have learned in class and are there any other experiments you would like to do?

Any entries for our Science Week Roadshow will be due by on Friday 12th March, and there are prizes available for pupils with interesting and creative ideas. Please upload your entries to your google classroom, or email them to your year group email. Try to be as innovative as possible and think outside the box! We look forward to seeing some fantastic entries this year- good luck!

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Hinchliffe & Miss Redgrave