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Week Beginning 13th July

This week's activities are all about light.

Have fun! 




Week Beginning 6th July

Hi Everyone,

I hope all is well and that you are enjoying the activities I have been setting. Please scroll down for other sites/activities if you want to do more science (who wouldn't?)


This week it's Liquid Science - it might get a bit messy so maybe one for outside when there is a break in the rain.


Have fun!

Mrs Brown 

Week Beginning 29th June

Hi Everyone,

This week's activity is all about flowers - some of you will remember doing one of the tasks during science week: 


Have fun and remember, if you want to do more science, scroll down to see my previous posts which will sign post you to other sites that have good things on them,

Mrs Brown 

Week Beginning 22nd June

Hello - this week's task is all about rockets! 

Who doesn't like a rocket activity? 

Please keep parents happy by doing the messy tasks outdoors. The weather should be good so no excuse.

Have fun,

Mrs Brown 

Week beginning 15th June

Hello Everyone,

Here is this week's science at home task:

If you're in year 4 you will have completed a similar experiment with a metal coat hanger so this is good revision for your sound topic.


Remember, the BBC are doing daily lessons too. The science ones can be found here for Key Stage 1 and here for Key Stage 2 


W/B 8th June

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a good week so far. I wonder if any of you are doing the 30 days Wild challenge? Why not email your teacher and let them know?


ASE Coronavirus Hub 

I thought I'd remind you of this great website that is more like a 'proper' lesson. A Power Point takes you through knowledge, activities and video clips to help you learn. 


There have been more resources added and is suitable for years 1 to 6. The topics are National Curriculum topics (ones you would have covered at school). Some you may have already done but it won't hurt to revise that knowledge. Some have experiments you can do at home using things you will probably have at home so why not give them a try?


If you'd like to try something less structured, then try this: 


Watch out for more science ideas next week,

Mrs Brown


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: 


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:

Here is the link for the website where you can catch up with previous scientists:

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.

Online Resources

These 2 resources are familiar to our children and you might find them useful.


Explorify at home

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 - 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: 

              All      Articles   Fact pack    Feature      News update       Video

Another surface tension experiment

Can you make a paper clip float?

Egg-citing science. Something for the Easter holidays.

Spinner activity in case you can't use the link

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:


Mrs Brown 


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 2020

Celebrating the first Moon landing 50 years ago. All children held the Moon and meteorites.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Outreach Award. Thanks to the whole staff who have worked hard to deliver a quality science curriculum at RBPS and beyond!

Science Week 2019 - Bubbles! Our whole-school display.

Great Science Share Event at The Arboretum

Gifted and Talented Year 5 Girls visit Nottingham High School for Girls

Science Week 2019 - Bubbles, Fizz, Wow!

Updated Curriculum Overview

Reviewed Science Principles May 2018

Science Week Display

Eleanor Mitchell, a clinical trials scientist, works with class 11

Year 6 Gifted scientists at STEM event about volcanoes 28/6/18

Year 5 girls at Nottingham Girls' High School for a gifted and talented event 14th June 2018

Science Week 2018 (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Mad Science Club Summer 2017

We are proud to hold the PSQM Silver Award

Science Week 2017

This year we are investigating magnets - watch this space for photos of our work.


Terrific Scientific - Year 6 are taking part in this BBC project. First investigation - Who is a Supertaster?

Demo Day March 2016 part of British Science Week
Children demonstrated to their parents too
Watching Tim Peake launch 15/12/15
Making our own rockets afterwards
Visit from a STEM Space Ambassador
Setting up our Space Seeds
Whole school summer homework display Polli:nation