We will be doing a 'Science Week' every half term.

Summer 2 - Plants

Spring 2 - Animals 

We went to Maryport Aquarium to learn all about fish! We learned about shark eggs, teeth and gills! We got to hold different sea creatures and stroke flat sharks!

We were learning about what most of our common English garden birds eat. They are omnivores, meaning that they eat both meat and plants. We made some bird feeders to go in our garden so we can see these birds and help them find food while the ground is frozen. 

We sorted animals into carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

Miss Lightfoot brought in animals poo! We had to guess using what we know whether the animal was a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. 

Learning about animal skeletons and making x-rays.

We used the computers to make graphs to show the most common type of pet in our class.

We compared animals, saying what is the same and what is different. 

Spring 1 - Everyday Materials 

This half term we have been learning about everyday materials such as wood, plastic, stone, glass and metal. We investigated properties, sorted materials and had lots of fun looking for objects made of certain materials. We also had fun learning new vocabulary such as ‘transparent’ and ‘opaque’. 

Autumn 2 - Seasons (Autumn and Winter) 

We’ve come back from half term and things are starting to change. We’ve been looking at the seasons. We’ve taken the time to observe the weather and build some tools designed to help us do this. We’ll be looking at Autumn and Winter all the way to Christmas at Forest School, observing how it changes over the months. 

Forest School - we went on an Autumn walk. We were looking for signs of Autumn, we were spotting the different kinds of trees, deciduous and evergreen. 

We made graphs that showed how the temperature had changed over the week. We used the graph to write facts.   

We made weather vanes to check which direction the wind Was blowing, and if there was any wind at all! 

We went on an Autumn walk up to Soddy Gap. 

Autumn 1 - Our Bodies 

We kicked off the school year by learning all about our bodies. We did lots of fun and exciting activities as well as some investigating and graph making! 

Broughton Primary School Academy

Moor Road, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0YT

Tel: 01900 828971


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