We are all Scientists at Vigo Primary School
At Vigo we strive to create a Science curriculum that inspires children to be curious about the world around them, the desire to find the answer to questions and more importantly to ask questions about what they see in the world. We are committed to provide opportunities of awe and wonder through exploring Science in everyday life so that we maintain the passion for Science from the Early Years through to Year 6.
The children and staff are resilient to investigate what is happening in the world around them and use this to understand how some things happen in our universe.
Science During COVD19
Science can be quite difficult in these times when you don't have the correct equipment, so I am going to try and add activities here that you can try at home with resources you can find yourself around the house.
If you or your family members try anything at home and you would like to share this with me, so that I can share it on to the website please email me your instructions or pictures and I will add them on to here. If you would like to share them with me but do NOT want them on the website please still email me and let me know and I will have a go before sharing on here.
My email is email@example.com
Thank you for your ongoing support during this time ... Let's keep Science fun for all the chidlren!!
Science fun over Easter!
Fancy entering a competition?
Have a look at the website below to enter a competition where you go an a minibeast hunt in your garden or an outside space ... making sure you adhere to the 2m rules for social distancing! Read the website for more information for what to do and how to enter. The winner will receive a book about animals plus a bundle of bug exploration related prizes and the overall winners school can win a team of experts in for an "insect day"!! The best entry will win a digital microscope too.
Closing date 12th June
Sounds so much fun that I wish I could enter ha ha ha!
Have fun bug hunting!
If you don't win, don't worry, send your entries to me and I will showcase them on our website so everyone can see how amazing you all are!
FUN SCIENCE FACT
Did you know?
Bumblebees have smelly feet!!
When a bumblebee visits a flower it leaves a scent which can be detected by other bees - it tells them there's no food left and to try another flower.
Knowing that we can't go too far at the moment I decided to go into the garden on Sunday to look for Signs of Spring and take photos of what I saw. There were minibeasts beginning to show themselves as the day was warming up, the trees were beginning to bloom, there were buds on the plants and the flowers were beginning to open. What I didn't manage to get a photo of was some bumble bees searching for their precious nectar, some butterflies flapping their wings and many birds tweeting looking for some food in the garden. A spider also landed on me, which was not the highlight of the day but at least it showed I had a range of minibeasts out there .
I hope you can enjoy looking for signs of Spring where you are too!!
Let's do some spotting!!
Science investigations you can do at home ... WITH SUPERVISION ONLY!!
Websites to visit
I will upload links to websites that could be fun to look at or useful for Science. If you know of any others let me know and I can post them here too!
Picture 1 and 2 of a year 1 creating a fairy garden for part of their longitudinal study and growing a grass head from seeds!
Year 1 science
The above photos are a project completed by one of our families during COVD19
After a walk last week round Anton lakes we decided to try measuring the flow of the rivers.
We made origami boats, drew maps, talked about rivers the day before then on Wednesday and then went out to Anton lakes. Both children measured how long it took the boats to go 4m down three different parts of the river, three times each.
They then wrote up the data in a table and made bar charts with their data. One child worked out averages for the bar charts.
We also recorded measurements of the river and next week we’re going to try and work out the volume of each bit of the river.