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Holy Family Science Week 5th – 9th March 2018
Science week 2018 was another resounding success! The children spent the week ‘Working Scientifically’… they’ve were testing, identifying, predicting, comparing, sorting, collecting, observing, presenting, measuring, describing, explaining, recording, using and solving. They were collecting scientific vocabulary on their t-shirts and using them in their explanations and in their written work.
We were visited by DNA Dan from the ‘Mad Science’ team who worked with Year 1 and Year 2, mixing polyvinyl alcohol with sodium borate to make some slime! He also performed a superb science show for the whole school on Thursday and had the children gasping at the magical flames from flash paper or screaming with joy through a fog of dry ice.
On Tuesday we had the Amazing Animals visit years 3 to 6. The children got to learn about birds of prey, touch lizards, skinks and snakes and if they were lucky, they were climbed all over by a squirrel monkey. Every class has carried out different experiments from catapulting marshmallows to dissecting pig hearts. It was five scientifically wonderful days followed a couple weeks later with a visit from the 360 degree planetarium (postponed due to Nativity 4 filming). A huge inflatable dome was erected in the KS2 hall and several classes got to climb inside where they could experience fully immersive 360 degree projected scientific films.
Thank you to the parents/carers for the financial contribution as well as supplying the t-shirts and to the staff for supporting science week so enthusiastically. However the biggest thanks go to the children who have learnt so much during their science activities and seemed to have enjoyed every minute of it.
BREAKING NEWS .......... Holy Family have begun the process of applying for a new science quality award called the PSQM Gilt Award. We will hopefully be successful around June 2019 - WATCH THIS SPACE!...........
Science Quality Mark
Holy Family is very proud to announce that it has been awarded The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Silver award for the standard of teaching and learning within the subject. The PSQM is an award scheme which guides primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. It has enabled the staff at Holy Family to focus on the important aspects which have culminated in our new ‘Principles of Science’. Winning the award means Holy Family have joined a very small, elite number of Coventry schools who are firstly, providing outstanding lessons in Science and secondly, are continually reflecting and improving on the learning experience they provide. Congratulations to all the staff and thankyou to the children who demonstrate their enthusiasm and dedication to Science in each lesson.
Below is some of the evidence and amazing activities that Holy Family submitted to gain this prestigious award.