Earith Primary School

Science Gallery 

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Bluebell and Dahlia had a fantastic time in the science session led by Illumina on Tuesday afternoon, learning about DNA and how to extract it from a strawberry! There was a lot of excitement and talking for learning within the room! 

In Thistle we have been learning what plants need in order to grow, and preparing scientific tests to find out the best conditions for cress seeds to grow in.
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Thistle Class have been learning about the weather in Science: learning to use weather tools; observing changes in the seasons; measuring precipitation; and identifying types of clouds.


Dahlia class collecting, identifying and classifying plants and animals in our local environment.

In Science this week, Thistle Class have been learning how the senses of taste and smell work together to help us eat and keep us healthy. We learned about the digestive process and performed sniff/taste tests in class. 






 In Thistle Class, we have been learning about the Human Body. We have learned about the 5 senses and the body parts each of them are linked too. We also listened to the dancing bones song to learn the name of important bones in our skeleton, and identified them on a model skeleton.

In our learning about Light, Bluebell Class explored how reflections change in plane, concave and convex mirrors and how the length of shadows change during a morning.

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Daffodil Class have been naming the different parts of the body.


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Bluebell Class talked about how the smell and sight of popcorn caused us to produce saliva, before thinking carefully about the function of our different types of teeth as we ate it. We looked at our teeth in mirrors (naming incisors, canines, pre-molars and molars) and discussed which were currently wobbly, missing or growing! Jayden, Harry and Lauren brought in some very sharp shark teeth for us to look at under the visualiser, too!

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Children harvesting the fruits of their labour following the summer growth - return of Gardening Club

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Pupils learning how to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers, how to make compost and the importance of insects and wildlife to ensure a healthy ecosystem for plants to thrive.

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 In Cygnet class this week we have learnt that animals can be grouped according to what they eat and found out about the diets of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

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 Children in Cygnet Class have been classifying animals.

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 As part of our science topic, we have have been observing root structures and learning about how the roots support a plant’s growth.  We have planted broad beans, mangetout and peas! Over the coming weeks we will measure their growth rate and observe their different root structures.   

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Smashing scientific stereotypes; natural growth in the grounds;  minibeast hotels; Mars rocket animals; worm hunts; mini microscopes; growing micro-organisms on bread; live birth of a calf….learning all centred around ‘growth’ for this year’s British Science Week in school. 


As part of our work on plants we have been exploring the school grounds and identifying the flowers that we found growing. 

In Cygnet Class in science we carried out an investigation to answer the question ‘are all seeds the same?’ We looked closely at different types of seeds and found that seeds are different sizes, shapes and colours.

Also we have been planting our own seeds.  First we had to roll a strip of newspaper to make a pot.  Then we filled the pot with compost.  We made a hole and planted a seed in it.  We will water the seeds regularly and when they have started to grow, transfer the plants to the outdoor area.

As part of our work on seasonal change and how animals adapt to the different seasons, we worked together to show a year in the life of a robin

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Children have been investigating Air Resistance through making their own parachutes

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