W/C 1st June
Launching today is the Wildlife Trusts 30 days Wild challenge.
This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
You’ll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!). For extra ‘bonus’ items, keep an eye on your emails for additional, fun activities, from instructions for baking hedgehog cupcakes to a beginner’s guide to wildlife photography.
To get involved, just tell us who’s taking part. If you are a childminder and want to take part with your children - the schools pack will be best suited to you.
Here is the link to sign up: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1
If you don't fancy that then how about this week's Science Fun at Home?
W/C 18th May - Watery Science
With some nice weather forecast for later in the week you might like this watery lesson for outdoors.
Science at Work
This is a great site to learn about real life and historical scientists.
Next week the focus is on a climate scientist and a space scientist.
You can email in a picture and questions you might have for them (deadline is 3pm 14th May).
The following week the scientists film a video you can watch that answers questions asked.
Here is the link for this week's scientists:https://pstt.org.uk/application/files/8515/8919/8390/Science_at_Work_4_Space_scientists.pdf
Here is the link for the website where you can catch up with previous scientists: https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-at-Work/Science-at-Work-Video
Science at Work - The last person to walk on the Moon - Gene Cernan
This site features scientists at work.
There is an activity to download, a chance to ask the scientist a question and a follow up video with some children's questions answered.
This week it is Gene Cernan. He was the last astronaut to walk on the Moon.
You have until Thursday may 7th at 3pm to submit a question if you want to.
Here is the link to the site where you can also watch previous interviews:
Science Remote Learning
This website provides Power Points to work through for years 1 to 6 linked to the National Curriculum.
They are very clear and have links to videos and ideas for experiments.
After clicking on the link, scroll down for your year group and choose the lesson you'd like to do.
BBC Science Lessons
Each week as part of the BBC's lessons on Bitesize, there will be a science lesson.
Click on your age group and follow the onscreen instructions to access them.
These 2 resources are familiar to our children and you might find them useful.
Explorify at home - https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/blog/explorify-during-school-closures
Currently has 2 topics that can be accessed - plants and materials. They have split the topics into 3 different age ranges and have links to resources teachers usually use in school. Instructions are clear and straightforward with optional extra tasks set.
Reach Out Reporter - https://www.reachoutreporter.com/ - something we use weekly in school. Lots of up to date news reports and videos. Children who are confident navigating web sites could access this independently. The menu is in the centre of the screen and looks like this:
Science activities to try at home...
I hope you are well and keeping safe. I'm going to add science activities you can try at home that can be easily resourced.
I'll try and make them suitable for all ages but younger children may need the support of an adult.
Remember there is always Reach Out Reporter to explore too. News reports will stop over Easter but there are lots of past reports to re-visit and the videos to watch. Click on this link:
Spinning Science: Copy and paste this link into your browser to access the first activity: file:///C:/Users/Parents/Desktop/Spinning%20science.pdf
Science Week 2017
This year we are investigating magnets - watch this space for photos of our work.