Category Archives: AoLE Science and Technology

Year 3 Techniquest Trip

What an amazing time we all had at Techniquest today. As soon as we arrived, the children were eager to explore all of the interactive exhibits – and they weren’t disappointed. They began by watching a lively presentation about light in the science theatre, which they thoroughly enjoyed – they learnt so much! They were then able to take what they had learnt back onto the exhibition floor to continue their self-directed learning and discovery. What a wonderful opportunity for the children which allowed them to learn through investigation, discussion and collaboration. Well done Year 3, you were a credit to our school today.

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Predators, Poo and Food Chains!

Well, what a few days! We have been working on a carousel of Science activities:

1- Making the ultimate predator
2 – Food chains
3 – Digestive system

The children got to build their ultimate predator, using the most deadly parts of different animals to make a new ‘King of the Savannah’

Also, they looked at Savannah food chains. There were a few surprises, but all children were able to confidently create 3 or 4 step food chains.

Finally, we take a journey through the body and discovered exactly what happenes to our food as it passes through the various organs! We used bread, water, vinegar and food colouring to make he final product. We rounded it off with a Kahoot quiz to ensure the children retained what they had learnt. Enjoy the photos.
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Egg Experts in Year 2!

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Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed investigating eggs. They learned how eggs provide food, air and protection for the chick growing inside. They enjoyed finding out about the air sac, yolk, albumen and shell…and got very messy along the way! The children worked on recording their results carefully in different ways. They are now egg experts, and are looking forward to our class eggs arriving on Monday. We can’t wait to watch them hatch into chicks! Gwaith gwych, Year 2!

Move over Jack.. Reception are planting Beans!

As part of our Fairytales topic, Reception have been busy planting. We got out the soil, beans, gloves and trowels.. We set to work!

We hope to get some very large beanstalks, and maybe even get to climb one! Continue reading

Animal Adaptation – Year 5

Year 5 followed on from their Savannah climate work earlier in the week by looking at how animals have adapted to various surroundings in Africa. They researched via a pre populated Hwb Playlist and recorded their findings in J2E office! They followed this by creating their own playlists on their Hwb accounts based on photosynthesis. A very busy afternoon! Some examples of the work are attached. You can view you child’s work by asking them to log on to their Hwb site. Have a great weekend.
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Year 3 Shadow Investigation

The children have been busy the past two days investigating shadows. The question we were investigating was what happens to the size of a shadow as you move the light source away from an object? We had a mixture of predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that the shadow would get smaller. In small groups the children carried out the investigation, recorded their results and created a bar chart, they then used their results to write a conclusion. The results clearly showed that the shadow got smaller as the light source moved away from the object. Ardderchog Year 3.

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World Book Day Celebrations

Today pupils have had such a fun day today celebrating World Book Day. Our focus author was J.K Rowling, we wrote biography’s, book reviews and read stories to each other. We ev n had PE as various character. That was wonderful to witness! Continue reading

The Savannah Climate

We looked at the Savannah climate today and studied how much rain falls throughout the year. We also looked at the temperatures through the dry and wet seasons. The children created line graphs to represent the data they had looked at. Finally we wrote a paragraph to explain our findings and pick out any surprising figures!

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Waterproof Materials Investigation

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The Year 2 children have been busy investigating which material would be the most suitable for making an umbrella. They decided that the best material would be flexible, waterproof and strong. They made some super predictions and had great ideas for testing the materials. They enjoyed writing a clear method and drawing labelled diagrams. Results were then carefully recorded. The children could say whether their predictions were right or wrong, and they came to sensible conclusions based on their findings. Some children even suggested ways to improve the investigation. Gwaith gwych, Blywyydn 2!