Innovations for the future – Can we make innovations for the future that help humans and animals?
Science Week at Stainton Church of England Primary School.
Children at Stainton Church of England Primary School have been welcomed back to school after lockdown with investigations, excitement and wonder, during their whole school science week. With an overall theme on ‘Animals Including Humans’, children from Early Years to Year 6 have undertaken challenges to find answers to questions including: ‘Can we dance for 24 hours?’ (Y6) and ‘Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?’ (Y1).
Year 5 science week - Can forces improve our quality of life?
Year 5 began the week with an online meeting with physiotherapist Mrs Atkinson. The children learnt about levers and pulleys in their bodies. They also learnt about the physical difficulties people develop as they get older as well as problems children can have with the movement of their muscles. The children then developed their knowledge of forces and motion by learning about pulleys. A pulley is a simple machine which is useful for lifting things. It reduces the effort required to raise a load. It consists of a wheel with a groove through which a string or rope runs. The rope has a load on one end and someone or something pulling at the other end. After investigating how increasing the number of pulleys can reduce effort required, the children then started the design and technology element of their project. They applied their knowledge of pulleys to build a mechanism that could improve someone's quality of life. The videos show the people they aimed to help by using a pulley mechanism. Well done Year 5.
Science Week in Year 1 - Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?
Year 1 have been focusing on their senses for our Science Week. We started our week with a senses treasure hunt and then began to learn about the human body. After spending some time looking at the body parts associated with each sense, we then looked at this question, 'Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?'. We talked to specialists from Vista Veg and Gill from Phunky Foods to develop our knowledge about fruit and vegetables. After reading the Knobbly, Wobbly, Bobbly Celeriac and the Carrot Club stories, we then explored each of our senses by completing investigations using our sight, taste, smell and touch senses. Children described the fruit in different ways and some even tried new ones. Exploring fruit and vegetables in a variety of different ways allowed us to think carefully about our question. From our experiments we then designed our own fruit for the future. These designs were created from the results collected from our investigations during the week. We have some cool looking fruit, which would be lovely to eat!
Year 1 - Senses
We hope you enjoy watching our Christmas Collective Worship - see link below. (See if you can spot us using Makaton which we have been learning this term as another way to communicate.) We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone here at Stainton School.
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