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CofE Primary School

Growing and maturing in our learning journey ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, That bear fruit at the right time, And whose leaves do not dry up, They succeed in everything they do’ Psalms 1:3

Respect

‘Do for others what you want them to do for you’ Matthew 7:12

Honesty

‘Our love should not just be words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action’ 1 John 3:18

Reflection

‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’ Lamentations 3:40

Compassion

‘The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love’ Psalms 145 8:9

Teamwork

‘For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12:14

Perseverance

‘Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials’ James 1:12

Science

Science Experiments to Explore

The Little Book of Science Experiments is packed full of ideas that you can try at home. Choose one or two that fascinate you, make sure they are in your age range and then have fun. Remember to look carefully at any safety information. Alternatively explore Science on BBC Bitesize Daily or try the investigations below. Remember to let me know how you get on.

Investigation 1

The Great Snail Disco

 

Question: Can snails they find their way home?

Do they know where they are going?

 

Snails are fascinating and beautiful creatures but they also drive gardeners crazy in the spring as they munch through seedlings and young vegetables.

Try this investigation in your garden.

 

Carefully and gently collect snails from different areas of your garden. Show them some respect as they are living creatures. Give each area a colour code and gently paint a small coloured dot using your colour key on the snail's shell.

Example

Left flower bed – green

Pond area – yellow

 

Next, using tape or string make a grid and place all your coloured snails in the centre.

Leave the snails overnight and the next day see if you can track them down.

Did the snails return home?

What is going on?

How far did your snails travel?

Watch the snail disco clip 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0580b6w

Investigation 2

Bio Blitz Challenge

What is in a square metre of your garden?

You may think you know exactly what is in your back garden but have you really looked closely?

1. Carefully measure a metre square and make a prediction of how many living things you will find within it.

2. Using books and the internet see if you can identify every living thing you encounter.

3. How many living things did you actually manage to find?

4. Estimate the size of your garden and calculate the estimated number of living things.

5. Why are gardens so important to you and nature?

 

 

 

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