Science Week at Bushmead!
Week beginning 10th October 2016
Children across the school were encouraged to take their learning outside this year for ‘Science Week’ and make use of the outdoor environment. We had an amazing week. The Year 6 children held a debate about the importance of our outdoor environment for all types of wildlife; it was very passionate at times! Alongside this theme, there were so many other fun activities going on:
We had an amazing start to our ‘Science Week’ at Bushmead when Santa Pod brought a drag car on to our playground! All of the children in the school had a talk about how the car works and were able to get up close and touch the car. We were also told how the car works and how it all links to science. Also on Monday morning, the first two classes of Year 1 visited Stockwood Discovery Centre to learn all about the different seasons and in particular Autumn, looking at what different changes we see in Autumn. In the afternoon, ten Year 5 children went to Manshead School in Dunstable with Mr Moore, Mr Jones and Miss Ahmed. The children took part in amazing experiments and investigations.
The next two classes in Year 1 visited Stockwood Discovery Centre to learn about Autumn and to build on their work on seasons. The Year 6 children went outside and conducted research for evidence of wildlife in our school community.
Wednesday was a very exciting day as we had special visitors from ‘Natural World Discovery’ who brought in a range of mini-beasts and reptiles for the children to hold and learn about. They had a talk about the different creatures and their habitats. Children from Reception, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 all got to visit and take part in this. KS2 had an amazing assembly with Mrs Plane exploring famous scientists.
Year 2 had an exciting trip on Thursday to Tring Museum to see the different animals and to take part in different workshops at the museum. KS2 had another visitor on Thursday from Affinity Water. They had an extremely informative assembly about the importance of saving water. Children were given prizes for taking part and we found out some excellent ways to save water at school and at home. Year 4 then took part in workshops with Affinity Water and played lots of different games.
Year 5 and 6 had a special assembly on Friday with Mr Moore testing their science knowledge in a Bushmead version of ‘Pointless’. Teachers and children were put to the test with children doing extremely well.
Santa Pod came to Bushmead
During Science week the children had a
MINI BEAST EXPERIENCE