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Science

St. Anthony's Scientists

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Come and watch all the exciting acitivites, experiments and workshops we all participated in during our special science week...

Look at our wonderful displays...

Look at the many creative ways we present our science work...

Science CPD for our School Direct students 2019-20

Reception - Exploring autumn

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Reception - Rockpool animals

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Reception - Ice Exploration

Reception - Exploring Floating and Sinking

Year 1- The Rockpool Company

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This half term Year 1 have been learning all about animals in Science. To help with this, the Rock pool company came into school with lots of different animals that you can find in the sea. They brought different types of star fish, a hermit crab, a spider crab and lots more. The children absolutely loved it and learnt many amazing facts.

Year 1 - Identifying the Features of Fish

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Year 1- Materials

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This week Year 1 have been looking at which materials are waterproof and which our not. We investigated materials to find out what would be best to make an umbrella for teddy! We poured water over materials such as plastic, cotton, netting and kitchen roll to see if teddy would get wet. Year 1 came to the conclusion that plastic would be the best material as it is the most waterproof.

Year 1- Trip to Eureka

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Year 1 went on a school trip to Eureka and explored the 'All about me' gallery. The children were able to explore the human body and the senses, linked to our science topic this half term.

Year 1- Senses

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Year 1 completed some amazing work when learning about the five senses. In this lesson we developed our science skills and looked at our sense of hearing. We went on a sound walk around school to see what we could hear

Y2 Materials topic: Can a material be changed through bending, stretching, twisting and squashing?

Y2 - Exploring seeds and bulbs (Focus: Plants)

Y2 Materials topic: Which material is the most suitable for toddler dungarees?

Y2 Science Week Experiments

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Y2 Chicken visit - March 2020

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Focus: Animals including humans/Living things

Y2 Teddy Bear Hospital

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Year 2 have been learning all about animals including humans. They brought their teddy to the Teddy Bear Hospital, to help them learn more about bodies and how to keep them healthy. Take a look at some of our pictures!

Year 2 Life Long Ago workshop

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Y2 Wiggly Worms

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Focus: Living things and their habitats (Y2)

Year 3 Topic: Forces

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Year 3 have been experimenting how to make objects move using the forces push and pull.

Year 3 Rock Detectives!

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Year 3 have been looking at how rocks erode and weather over time. We had a walk to a local graveyard to observe and collate the evidence first hand.

Year 4 Scientists

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We had a fabulous time during our science themed week. We enjoyed a wide range of exciting investigations and developed our scientific understanding. Have a look at what we experienced!

Year 4 - Classifying vertebrates and invertebrates

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As part of our science topic on animal classification, we visited Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. We explored a variety of habits looking for invertebrates. We were amazed at what we found!

Year 4 - Classification

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As part of our science topic, we had a wonderful time exploring our school environment searching for different types of leaves. We took these back to our classroom and classified them into different groups.

Year 5 - A visit from the Wonderdome

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Today we had a special visit from the Wonderdome to enhance our learning of space! The planetarium provided us with a completely blacked out environment which was perfect for observing the stars and planets in our galaxy – the Milky Way. We truly were space explorers and were fascinated by some of the new things we learnt today! Remember your challenge Year 5...can you spot big bear and little bear in the sky tonight?!

Year 5 - Measuring Forces

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In Year 5, we have been learning all about forces and what a force is. We learnt that forces are measured in a unit called Newtons. We then learnt how to measure forces using a force meter.

Year 5 - Bowland Farm

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Year 5 had great fun on Friday meeting and learning about all the animals from Bowland Farm!

Year 5 - Science Week

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Wow! Year 5 loved St Anthony's Science Week! From slime to dinosaurs, we have enjoyed so many exciting investigations and developed our scientific understanding. Take a look at what we experienced during our science themed week!

Year 6 - Optometry

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On Friday 25th October, Mrs Mehmood visited Year 6 to explain her fascinating job as an optometrist. Firstly, we looked a model of our eye and explored the different parts and their functions. Next, we were taught why a person would be short or long sighted and how glasses can correct this as well as learning new scientific vocabulary like convex and concave. Finally, we all explored a contact lens…

Year 6 - Dissection

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As we came to the end of our Circulatory System unit, the science department from Mount St. Mary’s came to complete a dissection lesson of the heart with us. Mr Hicklin was extremely impressed with our knowledge of the heart, particularly the four chambers and how blood leaves the heart in an artery and returns in a vein. After the dissection, we extended our knowledge about arteries, veins and capillaries. Watch the video above to see our very exciting lesson…

Year 6 - Brightstorm Science

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During Autumn 1, Year 6 have been reading Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy in Guided Reading. As we have been reading and identifying our words of the week, we have noticed a lot of scientific vocabulary. Therefore, we completed two experiments to further our knowledge on density and air resistance. We made lava lamps to explore the density of water and oil and we created our own sky ships with a variety of materials as the balloon to investigate air resistance. It was all so much fun and we learnt so much…

Dissection

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Today (27th June) the children in Year 6 had the opportunity to learn about the function of the heart and lungs through dissection. This was delivered by teachers from Mount St. Mary's High School who were extremely impressed with the children's subject knowledge and also their maturity when completing the dissection.

Science in St Anthony's

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Take a look at all of the wonderful Science displays around our school!
This year we have been working towards achieving an award in science called the Primary Science Quality Mark to celebrate all of the wonderful science work which takes place at St Anthony's! Together with the staff and children we made some core principles in science!

St Anthony's Core Principles of Science

Science at St Anthony's

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Take a look at the wonderful science activities at St Anthony's!
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