In the Spring Term some very lucky Year 5 pupils had the opportunity to visit Cockshut Hill Technology College for three afternoons, after school. Whilst there they saw the world of Science come alive. Each week the pupils watched and joined in with very exciting workshops around the three main subjects covered in our curriculum- Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Mr. Spiers was the teacher at the College who organised the club and it is obvious that he loves his job because he seemed to enjoy setting fire to flames as can be seen in some of the photos.
They all behaved so well that other teachers at the College volunteered to join in because they could see that the children were really enjoying themselves. It is our hope that these children will remember these sessions and have learnt more about the truly amazing world of science!
NB These sessions were carried out by a trained team of scientists.
Safety was always paramount.
Here we were intrigued to see Mr.Spiers change the colour of the flame in the bunsen burner by spraying different chemicals at it.
The children and Mr.McLaughlin were fascinated (and a little disgusted!) about the heart they were dissecting.
Science at Cockshut Hill
As Key Stage 2 Science Co-Ordinator, I am proud to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Award from the Primary
Science Quality Award.
We have had a fun year providing engaging science experiences for our pupils. These have included a range of visitors coming in to school and sharing their expertise including Mrs Watson from King Edward Five Ways who came into deliver the astronaut training around the time of Tim Peake’s departure to Year 5.
Also we organised many Science based trips off site for instance our trip to he Big Bang Fair at the NEC. We have also been improving the pupils experience of Science in the
All the way through the school we have made sure that our lessons could be described by the Principles of Science
teaching as pictured. We were also able to offer after school club science activities to include the forest school at the Eco-park and STEM club for Key Stage 2. Here are some pictures of the highlights of our journey.