We held our annual Science Week from Monday 13 th –Friday 17 th March and as ever it was enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children were fascinated by the Bloodhound, which visited on the Tuesday 14th .
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of science week saw DNA Forensic workshops engaging detective minds. This was kindly funded by the PTA and really challenged the children in their search for scientific clues.
Science Winners: Also on Wednesday 15 th March our six winners, from the ‘Half Term Science Poster Project’, went to Fairford Primary for a Science Fayre where their posters were judged with the other five schools’ entries. Our school’s winning entries were:
UKS2 - Rachel T and Joshua G LKS2- Laura W and Oliver H KS 1- Lexi G and Charlie H
We were delighted when Laura came first in her category and Lexi second in hers. Well done to all our winners and everyone who took part and worked so hard over the half term to produce posters of such a high standard of scientific thinking.
We rounded our Science Week off with a fantastic showcase of all the amazing science investigations across the school through our Science Exhibition. I hope that you managed to come to see the wonderful work that the children have been doing. So ended another highly successful science week. Thank you and well done to all the children and staff. Mrs Gleeson (Science Coordinator)
Wednesday and Thursday of science week saw DNA Forensic workshops engaging detective minds. This was kindly funded by the PTA and really challenged the children in their search for scientific clues. The children were excellent ambassadors for the school as they listened attentively to what DNA is and how it make us all unique. They then effectively used their knowledge of the DNA and clues to discover who had committed the crime!!
A small team of children who took part in Mrs Chapman’s Nature Quiz Club at lunch times, took part in the Cirencester Cluster, ‘Wildlife and Nature’ Competition this term. With individual questions, group rounds and hands-on investigations in this contest the team did very well scoring 24 points. However, Powells – the County Champions – won with a score of 38. Mrs Chapman was very proud of the efforts from Joshua, Beatrice, Mel, Jasmyn and Aimee who took part in this competition and she wishes to thank all the children who gave up their lunchtimes to attend the Nature Quiz Club this term. A lot of fun was had by all. Mrs Chapman
In March 2017 the Life Bus visited our school. The bus comes to school every two years and provides all classes with the opportunity to board the bus and find out about how to stay healthy, how the body works and also meet Gerald the Giraffe. This supported our science focus and pupil’s topic work on health and our bodies.