We aim to help children understand that Science is a special way of Investigating themselves and the ways in which the physical world around them works. In order that we may succeed in our aims, children are taught skills such as fair testing and observation. The teaching of Science in the National Curriculum is organised into four separate areas, called attainment targets:
  • scientific investigation;
  • life and living process;
  • materials and their properties;
  • physical processes.

Science Day at Greensward!

posted 26 Sep 2017, 11:32 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 26 Sep 2017, 11:33 ]

A group of Plumberow pupils from Years 3&4 joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings at a Science Day hosted by Greensward Academy!
They had a fantastic day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities which included using a microscope to study plant and animal cells, carrying out a test to decide which solutions were acid and which were alkali, some chromatography, which involved colouring a pattern on filter paper and seeing how the colours separated and then, using electrical circuits, they looked at the relationship between voltage and current!!
A busy day!

Year 5 Science at Greensward

posted 17 Nov 2016, 00:48 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 17 Nov 2016, 00:48 ]

Science at Greensward!

posted 17 Oct 2016, 08:40 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 08:40 ]

Science Workshop at Greensward

posted 27 Sep 2016, 10:10 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 30 Sep 2016, 05:21 ]

A group of Year 5&6 pupils from Plumberow joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings for a science masterclass hosted by Greensward. The challenge was to find out what the pupils thought would make the best firework! They carried out a practical experiment to see if they could predict the colours that the different solutions would give off when burnt! (To end the session, Mr Barker's hand went up in flames!)

'A selection of Year 5 and 6 children from Plumberow, and the other local primary schools, went to Greensward for a Science afternoon. We were set a challenge to find out which metals gave the best colours for fireworks and we tested them using Bunsen burners. We were excited to learn that Copper Sulphate burned green, Sodium burnt red and other metal solutions burned different colours.
We had a great time, and at the end, the teachers even had some fun. Bubbles were filled with gas, which Mr Barker scooped into his wet hands. Then, the science teacher lit the bubbles and the fire went higher than his head.' 
Report written by:
Thomas and Amelia 

Science Workshop!

posted 29 Feb 2016, 23:59 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 1 Mar 2016, 00:00 ]

Along with Ashingdon and Hockley, a group of Year 5&6 Plumberow pupils took part in a Science Workshop hosted by Greensward Academy!
The objective of the workshop was to see which solution would give better colours for fireworks. Their task ... to design a new firework!
Using Bunsen burners and a selection of chlorides and sulphates the pupils experienced working in a real science laboratory! They also found out why different metals give off different colours when they burn!
A Great Experience!

Food & Farming Day

posted 9 Jun 2013, 06:32 by Sheila Bacon

A group of pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to attend a Food & Farming Day at Writtle College. The day included activities and demonstrations on crops, animals, machinery, environmental issues and food production. Science and Eco awareness! 
Lots of fun and learning!

Food & Farming Day 2013

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