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Science Week

This week pupils at Normandy Primary School have been celebrating Science Week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in various experiments and investigations relating to all things 'Science'.

Pupils in Reception classes looked at the fairy-tale story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and discussed how the beans grew in the ground to make a large beanstalk. They also planted their own beans and will be watching the process over the coming week to see how their beans are growing. As well as growing beans, Reception classes also looked at the fairy-tale story of 'The Three Little Pigs' and looked at which materials are the best to build a house. Year 2 classes investigated if children with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet. They worked in groups and measured their hands and feet and wrote their findings up.

Year 3 classes made the best egg protector as part of their science experiements. They worked in groups and designed the 'safest' egg protector and then dropped their eggs from a height to see if the egg stayed protected.

Year 5 classes continued their studies on their current Science topic 'Space and Beyond'. They looked at different planets in the Solar System and composed their own mnemonics to help them remember the order of the planets. For example: My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune).


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