Category: Science

Tree Planting

Yesterday, every child planted a tree at Tutbury Avenue Open Space. The children worked with Coventry City Council Urban Rangers, who taught the children how to plant a tree and talked about the importance of trees and their role of supporting the environment.








If you would like to go and see how our trees are growing, you can find them here:

Science Week in Reception

This week in Reception, we learnt all about growing. We planted cress and found out where milk comes from! We also made our own healthy smoothies and yoghurt bowls.

Winter Walk

As part of our Forest Friday this week we went on a walk to look for signs of winter. The children discovered frost and ice around the field and on the plants. They enjoyed exploring and touching the ice with their hands and watching it melt.


Year 5: How do rollercoaster designers use forces to help them?

Year 5 was full of groans, sighs, and triumphant cheers as they put all of their knowledge of forces to the test to create rollercoasters in Science. They had tracks with loop the loops, curved sides and hills. It was wonderful to see their teamwork, discipline, resilience and enjoyment as they problem-solved issues along the way to ensure they got just the right amount of momentum from gravity, before friction and air resistance stopped their marble from completing their track.

Huge thanks to Mr and Mrs Barrow for donating the insulation pipes which made this lesson possible.

Autumn leaves

We’ve had such a busy, exciting week in Reception exploring the signs of Autumn. The children have made Autumn crowns and jewellery using the different colour leaves they found on their Autumn walk around the school grounds. They also learnt about hedgehogs and why they hibernate. We made clay and potato hedgehogs and then created a cozy home for them.

Year 6: How does a heart work?

In Year 6, we have been biologists, investigating how the human heart works.

We used a balloon to recreate the pumping of the heart, and with each depression of the balloon, blood (juice) flowed out of the heart to oxygenate the rest of the body.

Year 5: Can you make an object with negative buoyancy float?

Year 5 have been investigating Archimedes’ principle, and exploring water resistance and buoyancy.

We each had modelling clay with the same mass and had to find the shape that would float using what we know about about the forces, up-thrust and buoyancy. There were quite a few “Eureka!” moments!

Running like Usain Bolt

Year 3 had a fun afternoon of Science finding out about Usain Bolt and his world record in running the 100 metres. First, they predicted how long it would take them to run the same distance. Then using trundle wheels, they measured the exact distance and worked in groups with stopwatches to record their times. We have some great athletes in Year 3, who will no doubt be breaking records like Usain Bolt very soon!

Translucent stained glass windows

As scientists this afternoon, the children in Year 3 continued their learning of light and investigated different materials and objects to see which were transparent, translucent and opaque. Using torches, they were able to group items according to the amount of light that was transferred through them.

The children also made their own translucent stained glass windows which look beautiful hanging up in the classroom! Super work Year 3.

Year 5: Why are flowers important?

Year 5 have started a new topic in science looking at how plants reproduce and why they are important. We explored the school grounds looking at the different types of plants and trees we have, concentrating on the ones with flowers.

Then, we hid seeds (raisins) in the meadow to see how they might be distributed by the wind and animals. We will be going back down to the meadow later in the week to see what has happened to them.

We also planted a sunflower seed in biodegradable bags ready to plant at home. We will be measuring them each week to see who has the tallest sunflower by the end of the summer term.