Event - Science Week

18 March 2019

This week we have been celebrating science at St Gerard’s Primary. We have been thinking about the importance of science in our everyday life whilst enjoying science activities.

The theme this year was journeys, we thought about what this meant:

  • Some scientists go on journeys around the world to learn new things.
  • Some scientists go on thinking journeys to find out things.
  • Some things go on journeys that we cannot see.
  • Electricity travels through wires to power electronic items.
  • Animals and plants make their journey through their life cycle.

Each class found out about a famous scientist or explorer, devised an investigation about bridges and carried out a science activity on the theme of journeys.

On Friday we completed Science Week with a celebration assembly, all classes shared what they had found out during this week.

"God, You made St. Albert great by enabling him to combine human wisdom and Divine Faith. Help us to follow his teaching that we may progress in the sciences and at the same time come to a deeper understanding and love of you."

We launched ‘Science Week’ with a whole school assembly.
The theme this year is Journeys.

Nursery children predicted how quickly different liquids would travel.
Next, they used a slope to carry out the test. Can the superhero capture the villain?

Reception class thought about which bridge is best for the hungry caterpillar to use.
They used different construction materials to test their ideas.

Children in Year 1 needed to help the Gingerbread Man to cross the river without getting wet.
They investigated the best material for a strong bridge.

Year 2 used different materials to test, which would make a sturdy bridge.
Children from Year 2 had surprising results.

Children in Year 3 asked the question, ‘Does the shape of a bridge makes a difference?’
They created their own bridges to test their ideas.

Year 4 led a presentation about the scientist, Marie Curie.
Pupils from Year 4 used art straws to make a 3D design of their bridges.

Pupils in Year 5 created PowerPoint presentations with interesting facts about a famous bridge of their choice.
Year 5 considered, ‘What happens to the strength of a bridge when its length is changed?’

In Year 6, we looked at what microbes are and how they travel.
Then, we investigated what is the best way to prevent microbes spreading when we cough and sneeze.