Science Stars Science is well and truly alive at Blanford Mere!

We have had an amazing year immersing ourselves in the wonder, excitement and amazement of Science. The range of new initiatives introduced last year has continued to provide enhanced learning opportunities for the children. Everyone's Science Capital has certainly been further developed! I'm so proud of how much the children have progressed and achieved this year. Until next year, let's celebrate Science Stars from this half term... a big thank you from Mrs Woodley

Every Child Is Born a Scientist ... it's our duty to foster that wonder and enthusiasm so it remains with them.

Year 5-6B

Brandon - Identifying evidence of evolution from the environment and adaptations of species.  

Ben - Applying your knowledge and understanding to challenging questions in our recent ‘Properties & Changes of Materials’ test and achieving a Greater Depth score!

Alexander – Engaged in our lesson; accurate answers given about gravity and friction and the effects on moving objects.

Amber – Explanations of gravity, mass and friction; drawing conclusions accurately from your investigations. Super effort!

Ben – Excellent comments on Natural Selection for those species that can adapt to a different food source, survive, go through evolution and pass on their traits.

Kian – Great contributions about helpful adaptations to species through genetic variations.

Isobel – Excellent understanding of Evolution. Identifying evidence to support this. Principles 1 & 9 used fully. Engaged in our lesson. Very proud of you!

Year 5-6O

Ella - Working at greater Depth to score full marks on our challenging ‘Properties & Changes of Materials’ test.

Jessica - Super understanding of inheritance and variation. Paying attention to detail when presenting her work too.

Tyler – Super understanding of Evolution and identifying evidence to support this. Principles 1 and 9. Fully engaged in this lesson. I’m very proud of your efforts for this lesson – please show me more of this!

Max – Adaptation of species. Super answers and applying your own knowledge and understanding. Developing our Science Capital.

Sophia - Excellent understanding of Evolution. Identifying evidence to support this. Principles 1 & 9 used fully. Engaged in our lesson. Very proud of you!

Dylan – Engaged in our lesson and answering questions about gravity affecting objects of different sizes and weights.  

Mia – Engaged in our lesson and answering questions. Making comparisons between objects creating different amounts of friction.

3-4DA

Caitlin - Fantastic understanding of the different types of skeletons.

Finley - Fantastic understanding of the different types of skeletons.

Joshua - Excellent understanding of the digestive system.

Libby - An excellent story of the digestive system.

Lacie - Enjoying our investigation to see which toothpaste was the best.

Ruby - Enjoying and participating fully in our investigation into the digestive system.

Oliver - Enjoying and participating fully in our investigation into the digestive system.

Hannah - Excellent explanation of teeth and their function.

3-4R      

Lily – Explaining how the digestive system works.

Dominic – Identifying the functions of different teeth.

Holly – Naming parts of the digestive system.

Priya – Carrying out an accurate investigation into teeth plaque.

Jack – Identifying consumers in a food chain.

2C

Lily-Mae - for her super knowledge and contributions during lessons.

Krishna - for his understanding of Scientific Enquiry Types.

Louie - for his amazing non-chronological report on animals in English!

Ghulam  - for working really hard on his Science Quiz.

Sienna  - for thinking carefully about our Curious Question of the week!

Harley  - for full marks in his Science Quiz!

Isabel  - for her fantastic knowledge about Science Principles.

Harrison  - for using scientific vocabulary during lessons.

2S

Jack- great understanding of minibeast habitats.

Clay- explaining how animals have been grouped.

Mason- reasoning about living, never alive, dead.

Harvie - good understanding of what animals need to be alive.

Leonie- good understanding of what animals need to be alive.

Jack- sharing knowledge about animals – class animal expert.

1P

Harry - already knew what evergreen and deciduous meant when learning about trees.

Jack - being able to talk about the signs of summer and the differences between the other seasons.

Myla - for naming some common plants on the adventure playground.

Fred - for being able to name all of the 4 seasons independently and tell me about the weather changes!

Harry - for excellent leaf collecting for his homework, which was a tree, hunt!

Tommy - good prior knowledge of trees and growing in confidence to share his understanding.

Frankie - super curious questions to develop her own understanding!

1H

Bobbie - Super knowledge about plants and what we use them for.

Willow - I was really impressed with her knowledge of different flowers.

Darcie - Fantastic science homework.

Lucy - Lovely garden design with lots of different varieties of flowers and trees.

Liam - Super effort on our plant hunt and finding many different common wild plants.

Connor - Super effort on our plant hunt and finding many different common wild plants.

Havneet - Can explain the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.

Isabella - Super knowledge about summer and comparing different seasons.

Amelia - Super knowledge about Summertime and the length of days.

RC

Kyla - For sharing her observations of seasonal changes during our summer walk.

Jonty - For his explanation of why some materials are magnetic.   

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Masie - observing the life cycle changes of the tadpoles and making comments.

Sophie - making comments on the weather and changes during our summer walk.

Nursery

Samuel, Amelia, Halle & Ellie  - Looking for signs of summer and using some wonderful language to describe the season.

Jamie, Bertie, Joseph & Balraj - For some fantastic work investigating minibeasts, showing care and concern for living things and commenting and asking questions about the natural world.

Article 29 - Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

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