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What the children say about Science
"Science is my favourite subject, it is so fun because we get to work independently and work as a team to solve problems" Ruby KS2
" We get to do lots of fun experiments in science, I love being a crazy scientist" Joseph KS2
" I love doing science because we do experiments in groups and there is always a funny suprise" Jessica KS2
"My favourite part about science is that you get to learn about real life scientists and how they found out their theories" Katie KS2
"Science is so fun, we get to go outside and look for bugs and plants" Nancy KS1
Independence and Collaboration
At St Matthew's we believe passionately about developing children's independence, team work and collaboration in Science. Children work scientifically in mixed ability groups, each person has a purposeful role and work together to solve real life problems. By giving children this freedom to make mistakes and work together they can develop key working scientifically skills such as accuracy and precision. By continually questioning the experimental design, children are able to leave St Matthew's with a high level of critical and evaluative thinking which can be transferred to all areas of the curriculum.
Group roles-working collaboratively using role cards.
St Matthew's are working hard to develop teamwork, cooperation and collaborative learning in Science. Children work in groups and are given a specific role such as:
- Lab Technician-
- Lead Scientist
- These roles are changed each lesson so that all children are developing different scientific enquiry skills.
Nobel Prize Winners- Autumn Term
Congratulations to the children who have won the Nobel Prize for Autumn Term. One child from each Year Group will be awarded this prize based on their outstanding commitment to science. Well done Children!
Maths in Science
St Matthew's Winners of the SJB Science Fair
-third consecutive year triumph!
We are delighted to announce that the Year 5 Girls have won at the St John Bosco Science Fair. This means that St Matthew's have won this award for 3 year consecutively. It was a huge honour to win as the competition this year was outstanding and we competed agains other schools from across North Liverpool. The project was to investigate whether age and gender impacts upon the ability of a person to multi task. The children successfully completed a ten minute presentation, demonstration of their practical, explanation of their results aswell as a 'grilling' about their experimental design from both adults and children. Well done girls, you have really made us proud!
Year 6- Light
Today, the children completed an experiment investigating the impact of distance from light source on the size of shadow. They looked at the meaning of independent, dependent and controlled variables. They discovered that the closer the light source to an opaque object, the smaller the shadow became. They used their maths skills to read scales, convert cm to mm and took repeated readings and calculated averages. Great work Year 6!
Jodrell Bank Trip
Science Celebration Assembly
Science Boosters at St John Bosco
This week, Year 5 girls visited St John Bosco today as part of their booster sessions for 2019-20. As part of their learning, the children dissected a lamb's heart and used this knowledge to explore the structure and function. Finally, they looked at the heart and respiratory system and explored how they work together to perform their jobs.
Clean Air Project
St Matthew's have been selected to be part of a very important project! For one year, we will be working with Liverpool City Council to act as Air Quality Control Officers. Around the school, we will be using specialist equipment called diffusers to monitor the levels of poisonous Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air surrounding our school. The diffusers are sent away to a laboratory for testing and the results will be published monthly. Over the next twelve months, we will look at ways to reduce these pollutants and their potential health hazards.