28/11/19 Years 5 & 6 visit The Centre for Life. They spent the day using a coding programming to move a Lego space buggy, navigating it over the surface of Mars, learned all about time travel in the planetarium, made missile launchers and watched an amazing science show. What a great day!
14/11/19 - Captain Chemistry came in to Year 3 today and taught us all about forces and magnets. We: separated materials into magnetic and not magnetic; thought about how compasses work and made our won compass; looked at forces on a boat and created our own boat; explored the forces needed for a rocket and launched our own on the yard. Thank you to Captain Chemistry for a great day!
October 2019 - Year 3 have been exploring Rocks and Fossils this term. We have completed many investigations and learned a lot of new things. As part of our homework we made fossils at home from various materials. We had a lot of fun during this topic!
Sept 2019 Year 6 investigating how the brightness of bulbs in circuit can be changed
June 2019 Captain Chemistry visits Finchale! Year 5 carried out a number of activities relating to reversible and irreversible changes
June 2019 Year 5 enjoy a Science lesson at Framwellgate School investigating the absorbency of different materials
Years 4, 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed experimenting within a range of Science topics during British Science Week. Year 4 experimented with colour absorption, static electricity, fruit and vegetable circuits, the disintegration of eggshells and the phenomenon of gravity. Y5 & 6 experimented with the effective use of materials for various purposes, how an egg can be protected when being dropped from a height and the idea of weight distribution when making bridge structures. The children really developed their skills and knowledge as scientists and had a wonderful time in the process.
A Beginners Guide to The Universe, 16/11/18
Dr. Pete Edwards, from Durham University Physics Department, came out to school to deliver a talk called ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe’, to pupils in Year 5. The children had the opportunity to ask Pete questions about planets, black holes, galaxies and supernovas to name but a few. The children were fully engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. This really helped increase their knowledge and understanding of their topic work and they have learned so many new facts.
Thank you to Dr. Edwards!
Explosive Food by Sarah-Jane from the Royal Institute of Science, 6/6/18
An explosive ending to the presentation...
Community Show for Parents/Carers/Family - Royal Institute of Science, 6/6/18
Community Session Experiments
Thank you to the parents who came along to the show and extra special thanks to our volunteers, who did all live to tell the tale of the exciting experiments!
Staff Training from the Royal Institute of Science, 6/6/18
24/11/17, The Day the Planetarium came...
It was very exciting inside the Planetarium...
Thank You Dr Brown, Trey and Durham University
A very big thank you to Dr Anthony Brown and Trey from Durham University for coming along to visit us with a mobile Planetarium.
We learnt a huge amount about how stars are formed and how they die, the importance of the constant North Star (Polaris) and how it is used for navigation purposes. The constellations were fascinating and beautiful to see. Key Stage 2 children also thought an astronomer's job was really interesting and it opened their mind and imagination to the types of careers available to them.