December, 2019 Science Stars

An amazing amount of science learning and experiences have been taking place this half term. Staff and children alike, have been developing their Science Capital, working scientifically and questioning and thinking like scientists. Of course, science really is everywhere and at Blanford Mere, we take every opportunity to keep it alive! Mrs Woodley proudly presents the Science Stars for this half term.

Nursery

Samuel, Ashleigh - During a very frosty morning Samuel and Ashleigh had noticed a change in weather from the previous day.

"Jack frost has been to Nursery. He comes in the night," said Ashleigh.

"He has turned everything white with frost, we have to wait for the sun to melt the frost," said Samuel.

Phoebe - Phoebe had noticed all the autumn leaves had fallen from the trees.

James - James was eating an apple and decided he wanted to keep the seeds. "I'm going to take these seeds home and grow an apple tree. They need water and sun to grow into an apple tree,” said James.

Reception C

Charlie - For sharing his observations of the frost outside and his explanations of why ice melts.

Enzo- For sharing his observations of what happens to the leaves in Autumn.

Reception J

Hugo - For sharing his observations of the frost outside and his explanations of why ice melts.

Autumn - For commenting on the importance of healthy eating and how this affects our bodies.

Year 1B

Jaxon - Fantastic use of key vocabulary, he explained the term omnivore to the class.

Jacob - Correctly sorted and ordered a food chain involving three animals.

Enqi - Accurately named and labelled parts of the human body.

Masie - Shared the term chrysalis with the class whilst discussing the life cycle of a butterfly.

Year 1C

Ruby - Always asking marvellous curious questions relating to the world around us!

Joseph - Excellent knowledge about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Charlie - Super effort when labelling parts of the body.

Year 2P

Oliver - For asking super curious questions and using his own time to research the answers which he then shared with the rest of the class.

Jack - For sharing his excellent prior knowledge about animals and how they 'adapt' to their surroundings!

Mason - For using the ipads and netbooks to research lots of information about our famous scientist Rosalind Franklin.

Liam - For helping other children think of questions they could ask our famous scientist Rosalind Franklin and then remembering super facts he found out himself!

Layla-Rose - For creating an excellent fact file about Rosalind Franklin, which was full of super facts and interesting information.

Year 2W

Lennon - Displaying an excellent attitude when researching facts about Rosalind Franklin.

Havneet - Answering our curious question and always asking more scientific curious questions about our learning.

Chloe - Producing an excellent Rosalind Franklin fact file, focusing on wonderful presentation!

Heather - Showing excellent inference skills when discussing the life of Rosalind Franklin.

Liam T - When closing our unit on Animals, including Humans; displaying some excellent knowledge, including showing an understanding of cold and warm blooded animals.

Year 3-4D

Araya - She asked lots of curious questions about how we hear sound and is keen to learn more about it independently at home.

Lydia - Showing eagerness and enthusiasm when investigating sound.

Elissa - Excellent explanations of pitch and amplitude.

Leonie – Working well independently when carrying out an investigation on changes in pitch.

Year 3-4O

Dexter - Clear explanation of the difference in pitch between long and short objects and the sound they make. Principle 6

Harrison - Using scientific vocabulary to describe how sound travels.

Jack J - Understanding that vibrations make sound and explaining how real-life sounds have been made. Principle 8

Oliver - Applying his knowledge of sound to suggest ways to amplify voices. Principles 1, 7 & 8.

Xavi - Always writing a clear, comprehensive write-up for his investigations using scientific vocabulary. Principle 6.

Year 3-4R

Mason – Answering a curious question on Volcanoes

Kavinu – Explaining how sound travels in a detailed way.

Dana – Explained how sound travels over a distance in a detailed way.

Harley – Answering lots of questions about sound in the lesson.

Harvie – Asking a very thoughtful curious question

Year 5-6B                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Joel – Outstanding answers given to challenges found in circuits. Applied understanding to test questions. Eager and engaged in the entire lesson; constantly answering questions throughout! Super!

Finley – Creating parallel circuits to solve challenging problems. Applying your knowledge and understanding to test questions. Explaining your reasoning clearly when components are affected by circuit construction.

Adam – Applying your knowledge and understanding of series circuits and switches to create an illuminated Christmas card.

Daniel – Applying your knowledge and understanding of series circuits and switches to create an illuminated Christmas card.

Owen – Making a switch to control your series circuit to light up a bulb in a Christmas card picture.

Miley - Controlling your series circuit with a switch you made to light up Rudolf’s red nose in an illumined Christmas picture. 

Year 5-6C

Tyler – Challenging yourself with circuits. Overcoming short circuits in parallel circuits.

Phoebe – Using knowledge of circuits to answer challenging circuit questions to solve electrical problems.

Maxwell – Fantastic effort making and controlling circuits and switches in your Electricity Circuit Project

Paige – Controlling your series circuit with a switch you made to make a record revolve on a turntable.

Oliver – Controlling your series circuit with a switch you made to make a record revolve on a turntable.

Kian – Applying your knowledge and understanding of series circuits and switches to create a multi- Question and Answer quiz.

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