National Science Week at Wormley

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Next week is National Science Week which we will be celebrating here at Wormley.

This year’s science week theme – Space and Time – has a focus the Earth in Space and the concept of Time.

Children will be working scientifically by: investigating the Earth a s a planet in a solar system, comparing the time of day at different places on the Earth; creating simple models of the solar system; constructing simple shadow clocks and sundials; looking for, and measuring, shadows, and finding out how they are formed and what might cause the shadows to change; looking for patterns in what happens to shadows when the light source moves, using shadow puppets; exploring falling paper cones or cup-cake cases, and designing and making a variety of parachutes and carrying out fair tests to determine which designs are the most effective; exploring resistance in water by making and testing boats of different shapes; exploring the effects of air resistance by observing how different objects such as parachutes and sycamore seeds fall; designing and making a variety of parachutes; carrying out fair tests to determine which designs are the most effective.

Since the best way to learn is through first-hand experience, we have arranged a YR-Y5 visit from a Planetarium on Wednesday 14th March and two Y6 trips to The Science Museum on Tuesday 13th March and Thursday 15th March.

Throughout the week we will follow up specific learning linked to each year group’s unit of learning from the Science National Curriculum. The children will watch some of the amazing science documentaries.

Please see the letter home for more details.