Science


Science Vision

The vision for science at Parkhill Junior: promotes curiosity and enquiry. We want our children to be fully engaged and fully challenged through a range of hands-on learning opportunities in a range of exciting investigations; as well as the use of combined reading and researching to support the children in discovering new knowledge for themselves. Children should ask “what if?” and “how does this work?” questions to further their own learning. ‘Science helps me to gain and expand my knowledge. Without it, we wouldn’t understand the world!’ Zeeshan 6U

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We want science at Parkhill Junior to inspire children to have a sense of wonder and awe of the world around them, realising that science is everywhere. ’Whenever we do science, I am so curious about the topic! In Year 4, we are currently learning about animals – habitats and states of matter. It is fun and I always get an electrical vibe inside me!’  Fariza 5DO

Science Week 2020

Our children have really enjoyed the ‘British Science Week’s theme ‘Innovating for the future’- Space. For British Science week, we designed ‘a Rover landing vehicle’ to land on Mars. Our children brainstormed to create and invented a design, then presented it. They researched different facts and then applied this knowledge to the design of our Rover vehicle.

Take we take pics for the Rover winners?

Our  dress up day was a big success and  we have been delighted with the effort made by parents and children for these.

“I really enjoyed designing the Mars Rover. I found out that there are volcanoes on Mars!”  Yusuf 3S

“I enjoyed working like a scientist when we investigated changing the weight of the Marscopeters. I found out the heavier Marscopters fell quickest.” Aryan 3O

‘I really enjoyed science week and learning about the astronauts and mars.’ Arjun. Year 4

‘Using the ipads and visiting mars was very fun and exciting.’ Saifullah Year 4

‘I really liked when we got to see inside the international space station and it is funny how they eat and sleep.’ Muhammad. Year 4

Zaynah 5A – British Science week was fun! The activities were enjoyable and I learnt a lot. I especially liked dressing up! I learnt about how plastics affect the world and how to keep safe during Covid 19.

Zayyan 5A – I really liked my rover design because I could feel like it was real by creating my own. 

“Science week was really fun and educational!” Zainab 6U

“Science week was outstanding because of all the fun science activities!” Alisha 6U

“We were free to express ourselves through our innovations and the sky was the limit!” Darpad 6C

“We got to experience new things that we hadn’t before and through the VR, it felt like we were really on Mars!” Sarjuna 6C

“ I enjoyed the science dress up day as we were able to express ourselves in a scientific way” Haniah 6C

“The AR was so immersive and it taught me new things” Jashan 6W

“ I enjoyed using the Ipad the most because I got to experience what Mars is really like. “ Rayaan 6W

 

Science Websites : Why don’t you explore these websites and try out some of these amazing experiments with your parents?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html

https://www.stem.org.uk/

https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/alberteinstein/

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific

https://sciencebob.com/

Experiments at homehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcAmYGJrETo