We try to give children a range of opportunities to investigate so they are enthusiastic about the subject. One of the ways we do this is by running a Science Week, which has allowed for children to experiment and work alongside scientists from the local community. During our 2018 Science Week, the theme was based around 'Exploration and Discovery'. Each year group took on a different theme where we looked at exploring. For example, Year 5 explored Forces by making windmills. Children also spent time carrying out experiments that they wanted to explore.
During the week, children in Year 5 and 6 took part in a Mission to Mars project. The children had to design a rocket to get them to Mars. They had to consider the materials it was made out of, the fuel they would use, what food to take, the dangers of space travel and how the rocket would land on Mars.
During the October half term, the children were set a 'change challenge'. Children had to think about changing something in a scientific way.