Science Week

24th June 2019
This year's science week had an environmental theme. Over the course of the week the children learnt about food webs and food chains, they looked at the local wood as a habitat for wildlife, measured tree trunks to calculate the ages of the trees, learnt about the parts of plants and flowers and the roles they different parts have.  They learnt how animals are adapted to the environment in which they live and the whole school went to Shepreth Wildlife Park to look at animals from different environments and the adaptations they have to help them survive in different environments. 
 
The children in Classes 1 and 2 planned and carried out their own experiments to see which condition wood lice prefer. They looked at whether woodlice prefer to eb in the light or dark and whether they prefer wet or dry conditions. 
 
The children in classes 3 and 4 planned and carried out their own experiments to see what foods snails prefer to eat. 
 
The week ended with the children working in teams to design their own new creature to live in one of the environments in Barrington or Shepreth. The children had to use what they had learnt over the course of the week to fill in a fact file to explain how their animal was adapted to their chosen environment. Each team presented their new animal to the rest of the school in a final assembly. 
Making plant collages and dissecting flowers
Playing games to help us learn about food webs and food chains.
Class 1 and 2 planned and carried out experiments to find out whether wood lice prefer light or dark, wet or dry conditions. 
The whole school went to Shepreth Wildlife Park. Each class had a session with the park's education officer. 
Using online resources to make new animals by combining features of several animals. 
Exploring our local wood. 
Class 3 and 4 planned and carried out experiments to find out what snails prefer to eat.