Dr Steve Rossington cooled off our Science Award assembly with a spectacular example of liquid nitrogen energy conversion.
Well done to all our award winners.
The Blackpool Gazette heard about the amazing activities at Revoe for Science Week. Look out for the pictures soon.
Healthy eating was a theme of Science week today with children making tasty fruit kebabs.
It was Y3 & 5's turn to identify trees and insects and help the park rangers in the community recreational area.
Scientist Steve Rossington taught us about starch in potatoes which we were able to examine with microscopes.
Year 1 made bubbling multi-coloured lava lamps with vegetable oil, food colouring and an alka-seltzer tablet.
Reception's Stay & Play was a chance for the children to show parents some of this weeks exciting science experiments.
Scientist Steve Rossington has been helping us with our experiments and investigations today. We've have been examining the trees in the park by taking bark rubbings and using a tree identification app. Other groups searched for creepy crawlies in and around school and looked at them closely with magnifiers. There are lots of interesting creatures to identify around school if you look hard enough.
Other groups have been helping the park rangers tidy, maintain and improve the beatiful new recreational space for everyone to enjoy.
In school, classes have been experimenting, measuring and testing and even making bubble solution. Dentists from Genix Dental practice have taught us about teeth and gums and how best to clean them.
In today's activities we're getting fit by running 1km, dancing & stretching and meeting lots of amazing creatures.
Science week got off to a bang with Mad Science, creepy crawlies, fitness activites and a visit from guide dogs for the blind.
Year 3 visited Christ Church with All Saints in Blackpool where they learnt about what all the different things in a church were for.
Families were invited to help us rack our brains at some more of the Happy Puzzle Company's fun but fiendishly difficult challenges. It was lovely to see families working together as a team to solve these problems and we really appreciate you getting involved with these events.
The Happy Puzzle Company are running puzzle workshops helping build teamwork and raise expectations of what we can achieve.
Year 4 are shown here attempting to balance 24 penguins at the same time on top of a floating iceberg.Year 6 are pictured putting together 20 tiles with identical jigsaw cuts that somehow need to go together to make one continuous road. Another team are shown working on a code-cracking puzzle.
Devonshire Primary Academy joined our teams to help brainstorm their way through increasingly difficult problems using strategy and effective teamwork.
By solving problems and conquering challenges which initially seem too difficult, we start to see that we can achieve goals which previously may have seemed too difficult.
Devonshire Primary Academy joined us for our InterMAT Maths Workshop.
After reading "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" we decided it would be fun to make our own bear cave and some of the children remembered that we have previously made a den by hanging the tarp. They then decided that we also needed torches because it was so dark inside! The children enjoyed filling the den with blankets and cushions and some children brought the play food into the den so we shared it out and had a pretend picnic.
One of the children had been busy making scones at home and brought them in to share at snack time. He decided that Peppa Pig should also join us and sat her in a chair and shared his snack with her! Lots of the children liked this idea, so we took some teddies into the garden and the children enjoyed using mud, stones, sand and pine cones to make the teddies some delicious treats!
Following the children's interest, we decided to have a real teddy bears picnic and the children brought in their teddies from home. The children made their own sandwiches by carefully spreading butter and jam on their bread and also helped to make a delicious Victoria Sponge Cake, which we took into the garden to share with our teddies!
At home time we read "It's the Bear" and were all very glad the bear hadn't come and eaten all our picnic!
The year 5 children have just begun a 7 week programme at the Blackpool Outdoor Education centre high ropes facility. Over the program the children will experience different activities including high and low ropes courses, ' the mole hole', climbing wall, zip wire and the nerve testing 'crows nest'. The program will allow the children to experience outdoor and adventurous activities in an unfamiliar setting, allowing the children to develop confidence, resilience, teamwork and social skills. We will keep you updated with photos over the next few weeks.