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Check out these super science websites.
Kitchen Science is a collection of activities that people can do at home, with everyday ingredients available from the supermarket or chemist. We want to show that science does not have to be done in a laboratory, by people in white coats. Instead, science is involved in all aspects of people’s lives.
There are some basic chemistry projects that are perfect for kids and Anne Marie Helmenstine has a great list of favourites from lava-filled volcanoes to liquid nitrogen ice cream to slime. Make sure to read the directions first, as some activities will require special ingredients and/or the help of an adult.
No list of science sites for children would be complete without a link to Bill Nye, the Science Guy. His website helps reinforce the lessons learned on his television show with experiments, explanations and a dose of humour as well.
How Stuff Works covers all sorts of interesting topics, but the science section includes space, earth science, life science and even paranormal science. Explore tornadoes, hair coloring, UFOs, radar and lunar landings. The site is geared more towards older audiences—the explanations may be too complex for younger kids—but it is a great resource for families. 
This website educates students on science-related topics in the news. News items—such as the decline of the population of honeybees and how forensic science is used to solve crimes—are explained with kids in mind. 
The site features lots of really cool experiments in biology, chemistry, maths, and engineering.

May's primary science Update features Starlink,  Trimeresurus salazar and the COVID19 update again. It also highlights a brilliant new resource from the Primary Science Teaching Trust called Science at Work - it's a brilliant weekly resource perfect for sharing with families learning at home.

April's Science Update:

This month features:

The 2020 Nature Photographer of the Year winners

Mammoth bone circles


A COVID19 fact sheet

March's science update:

This month features:


Katherine Johnson


British Science Week - Our Diverse Planet




A special article from Dr Helen Mason who is an inspirational Solar Scientist from Cambridge University. She also does a huge amount of fantastic outreach work through her Sun|trek project

February's Topical Science Updates features the global Coronavirus outbreak - a topic my pupils have been asking about a lot recently. There is also an article about the new images of the sun's surface and the imminent launch of the amazing Solar Orbiter which will tell us so much more about the star that we all rely on so much.
December's science update: 

This month features:

The search for Antarctica's missing iron meteorites, and the Science of Christmas Dinner.

November's Science Update :This month features possible solutions to the Global Energy Storage problem and an amazing new Topical Science resource from the Primary Science Teaching Trust 'I Bet You Didn't Know That...'
October's science update: This month features Earth's mass extinction events and the evolution of the mobile phone.
Mad Science Assembly - what a wonderful assembly Mad Science performed for us! We really hope they will come and run a science club for us!
September's science update focuses on 'Hurricane Season' and disasters in the Amazon
Find out all about the amazing Apollo Missions in the August Science Update.

The Apollo missions

Congratulations to our STEM catapult competition winners! Having won the class competition, they then went on to win the inter-school competition at Ralph Thoresby High School.
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Professor Russell visited year 5 in March and helped them discover 'The science of sound', what a fabulous workshop.
Look at our exciting science displays. Our learning journey looks amazing.
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Year 5 made the most of the dry weather and took their learning outside. They collected a variety of items in the nature conservation area and sorted them according to their properties.
We all had a great time during our science morning.
Year 5 investigated how many drops of water they could fit on a penny.

Year 2 investigated which type of paper would make the best bag handle in our science morning

We are really enjoying our science topics and our displays look lovely.
Check out these amazing science updates.
Topical science update: 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table and May's Update is a celebration of the Periodic Table, something that everyone should be familiar with and have time to explore, wonder about and marvel at.
Topical science update: The Bloodhound back on track, feeling no pain!

Topical science update: Tiny T Rex, Futuristic Transport and British Science Week

Topical science update - How can we feed the world?

Topical science update - it's beginning to look a lot like Mars!

Lots of great links to various Mars information sites. Watch out for the incorrect use of the apostrophe though!!

November's science update - all about the magic of trees.
October's science update: Nobel Prize Special. Celebrating some of the greatest scientific minds of the last 117 years and their contributions to science and society. 

September's Topical Science Update

Featuring: Ocean Clean Up and Wildfires

June's Topical Science Update, including the horror of hay fever.

May's Topical Science Update...featuring:


Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and 'Amazing Jumping Spiders'

Plastic awareness - April's science update

Stick Week - some of the amazing work we created.
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The chicks have hatched in reception - what a great way to learn about life cycles.
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Thank you to Tim Harrison from Bristol University for an extremely exciting science assembly!

Science assembly

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Science assembly

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Science assembly

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Rare Giraffe Calf Is Born On Boxing Day At Chester Zoo

A rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf born on Boxing Day at Chester Zoo has been described by keepers as “the best Christmas gift.”


  • Falling more than 6ft during birth, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf was up on its feet within minutes
  • Rothschild’s giraffes are one of the world’s most endangered mammals with recent estimates suggesting less than 1,600 now remain
  • Loss of habitat and poaching for their meat has driven the subspecies to the very brink of existence
  • Chester’s new arrival gives a welcome boost to the endangered species breeding programme
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Science success with the Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award
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Have a look at the presentation that highlights our strengths and enabled us to achieve the silver award.

This mammal has the world’s slowest metabolism.

three-toed sloth

There are degrees of slothfulness, even when it comes to sloths. And three-toed sloths may be the most slothful of all, new data show.

Researchers studied two species of sloth in Costa Rica. They measured the rate at which these animals’ bodies operate, converting food to fuel and growth. And this metabolic rate in one species of three-toed sloth was the lowest ever recorded — not just for a sloth, but for any mammal.

'Read And Ride' Aims To Make Students Healthier And Smarter.
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Mercury’s stunning landscape mapped
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Dinosaur Discovery
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Helping hand for chilly owls as cold weather persists.
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Tim Peake

Our questions for Tim Peake

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Sun Science

The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar System and it affects our lives every day in lots of different ways. Clink on the links below to find out more about our Sun and see pictures taken from NASA's  Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Science programmes of study