Year 4 – Potions Day

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their Potions Day where they dressed up as Scientist and explored their new topic ‘States of Matter’.  The children carried out a liquid experiment to measure the viscosity of each liquid. They did this by setting up a fair test and timing how long each liquid took to pour down the […]

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Climate Awareness 2021

Throughout April and May, the children at St Catherine’s participated in a range of activities to develop understanding and raise awareness of our climate crisis. They watched the CAFOD Eyes of the World assembly and learned that the eyes of the world are on us this year as Britain hosts world leaders for the United […]

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Science Week 2020

British Science Week 9th-13th March 2020 During this week we have been participating in British Science Week. The children’s learning throughout the week was themed around the topic of ‘Our Diverse Planet’. Each year group celebrated the amazing diversity we see across the world. From biodiversity to cultural and societal diversity, from the diversity of […]

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Year 6 – Science Week

This week year 6 enjoyed making their own icebergs for Science week. The theme was ‘Our Diverse Planet’ and we decided to focus on Surviving Antarctica (which links to our Frozen Kingdom topic this half term). All the children were fully engaged in deciding on their own investigation questions and were fully enthralled in the experiment to test out their hypotheses. […]

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Year 4 – Science Week

The children learned what a baby needs when in the womb, the different stages of development (comparing the size of the baby to different objects  e.g. a raisin at the beginning) and how midwives care for new born babies. Later in the week, we will continue our learning on classifying animals by creating a variety […]

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Climate Learning Week

For Climate Learning Week, the children participated in a range of activities across the school. Reception talked about warming weather and how it affects the polar regions. They watched the ice melt in their model outside and measured the water. They predicted that the rising water would cover the stones and land will disappear. In Year 2, […]

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Science – The Primary Science Quality Mark

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is an award scheme to celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. St Catherine’s first achieved the PSQM in 2014 and we are currently in the process of renewing the award for 2020. As part of the process, I will be collecting evidence, in the […]

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Science Ambassadors

Our new Science Ambassadors for 2019/2020 are:  Damian Czerwinski, Maximilian Betcke, Amari Barnor, Harry Harley, Anna Sierakowski, Siena-Maria Musso-Hall, Cheryl Lee, Aine Karema, Aoife Walsh, Luca Bertossa Padin and Millian Allen This year we were fortunate to have a group of inspiring, young scientists who have represented their class and shown enthusiasm for science learning […]

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1G Prayer Service

Thank  you to Mrs Gill , Mrs Gould and Class RG for leading our prayer service this week. Class RG have just finished the topic’ New life’.   They told us  about the Good News-Jesus is alive.  They reminded us to looked for signs of New Life in our environment such as flowers, birds and farm […]

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