The children started their Science Week with an inspirational talk from Dr. Andrew McGonigle, a Reader in Volcano Remote Sensing, from Sheffield University. They learned about the different types of volcanoes and about the technology used to study them. Year 6 enjoyed another session with Dr. McGonigle who was able to answer their questions and share his expertise in greater depth with them.
Dr. Ruth Graham gave a captivating talk about engineering, to Years 4, 5 and 6. She explained the role engineering plays in making our world a better and safer place. She also spent time with the budding engineers of Year 6, helping them with their own projects.
Year 4 learnt about States of Matter. They enjoyed role-playing being water molecules and transforming between solid, liquid and gas.
Year 4 have also been practising their orienteering skills during their outdoor session focusing on map interpretation and compass work.
Year 1 had a very exciting start to Science Week! On Monday they made “Roly Polys” in the morning and a wooden, wheeled car in the afternoon.
Year 1 also enjoyed a wonderful morning of drama, expressive movement and story telling with Nicolette from York Theatre Royal.
Year 3 enjoyed their Ancient Egypt workshop at the Yorkshire Museum, where they got to handle 4000-year-old artefacts and have a go at mummification! They also found time to create amulets, solve hieroglyphic puzzles, and learn how to play the Ancient Egyptian board game Senet.
Year 2 and 3 had a fabulous time making bubbles in their Fun with Foam workshop led by scientists from Croda, and got to learn about all the different ways that you can be a scientist!