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Science at Priestsic

At Priestsic, we teach children to be curious about the world around them and develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills through their experiences. Our Learning Challenge curriculum allows Science to be taught alongside Maths, English and other foundation subjects by incorporating cross curricular topics.



Summer Term - Year 1

Seed Race

We carried out a scientific investigation, we predicted what we thought would happen, we set up the experiment and we recorded the results over 3 weeks. We wanted to find out which seeds would grow best, chick peas, popping corn, black beans or a split pea. We recorded our results each week in our seed diary.  We found that the chick pea won the race and the popping corn was second.

Picture 1 Week 1
Picture 2 Week 2
Picture 3 Week 3
During Rainbow Time, Mrs Oldham and Mrs Barringer have been creating the planets with children through the school. We discovered the universe around us by creating the solar system. We learnt about the planets whilst bringing them to life. Each week created the planets with paper mache and paint, while discovering each planet’s uniqueness. Between creating, we were researched different facts about the planets. By the end, had the planets in the black sky, showcasing what had been learnt.

Year 1 –Autumn 1

As part of our Learning Challenge, ‘Why aren’t humans like tigers?’ we have named and labelled parts of the body. We went on a mini-beast hunt in the school garden drawing and labelling the things that we found. We looked at a range of animals and decided whether they would make good pets. We identified whether animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We looked at common animals and grouped them, e.g: amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, fish and mammals.

Year 2 - Autumn Term

In our Science learning, we investigated why we couldn't float like an astronaut. We tried to float and then we tried to make objects float. We learnt that the force of gravity mean that we couldn't float! We then decided to explore if the size or weight of the balls we were testing made a difference to how quickly they fell to the floor. We really enjoyed our investigating!


We also investigated why we have day and night. We used the equipment of torches and used balls and globes to help us explore why some of the earth is in darkness and in some countries it is day time. We explained our findings to each other and also wrote a report. 






Why do we have night and day? Let us explain!!

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