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Science Week 2024

The winning entries to our science competition, ‘Changes’. Thank you to everyone who took part.

In assemblies we thought about why Science is important in our lives. We also thought about science being fun. Ask your child to explain some of these experiments they observed.

EYFS and KS1 were all fascinated by the Zoo Lab animal handling workshop. Look at some of the amazing, detailed drawings that Year 1 did afterwards.

Science club joined in the RSPB Big School Birdwatch. We also made bird seed cakes to hang in our gardens. 

Reception and KS1 science day. The children moved around a carousel of science activities and had lots of fun thinking about the science they observed.

Baking cookies.

Planting seeds.

Water  relay races, pouring from different sized containers.

We chose different papers to make fish for flapping fish relay races and thought about which fish were the fastest.

Making recycled paper.

Making milk glue and using it to construct Gary the King of Glue Monsters! Wow! 

The children have loved having parents and friends visiting their class to talk about how they use science in their jobs. We are experts in jet engines, software engineering, farming…

We all enjoyed a workshop with Adrian Bowden’s Travelling Science Show.


Science at Pendle

Subject Leader – Jane Govender

Our aim at Pendle is to encourage and develop the natural curiosity that all young children have about their world. We encourage critical and creative thought by encouraging children to engage in questioning and discussion about science-based issues which affect their lives. Where relevant, science is taught through units that link to the main topic theme. Alongside developing conceptual understanding there is a focus on developing working scientifically skills. In the foundation stage children begin to develop an understanding of science through the broader area of ‘Understanding the world.’ The accurate use of scientific vocabulary is important when demonstrating scientific understanding. Each classroom has a science display that includes the key vocabulary for the unit.

We use our school grounds to provide outdoor learning throughout the year including to observe weather, seasonal changes and living things in our environment. Units are enhanced by visits and visitors into school such as animal handling workshops, visiting Myerscough College to observe their ‘Plant World’ and linking with Ribblesdale High school, for upper key stage 2 children, to experience working in a science laboratory. Mrs Govender runs an investigation science club for children in Year 2.