Science News

Howsham Mill Science Fair

To celebrate British Science Week, Howsham Mill are inviting families to take part in a Science Fair, and even sign up to display your own science project!

There will be a variety of family-friendly science activities suitable for all ages available for you to take part in from 1pm-3pm.  From 3pm-4pm, the Science Fair will take place; spot prizes will be awarded for super scientific projects!  This year’s British Science Week theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’.  For more information, why not visit their website?

Fun – and Science!

There is so much science to investigate with snow… friction, temperature, changing states, weather and precipitation are just a few things to think and learn about.  Of course, it is also great fun!

Planting Crocus Bulbs in the Cemetery

Early Years went on a walk to the cemetery to help Clive, one of the volunteers, plant crocus bulbs.

The children had lots of fun making holes, plating the bulbs and getting a bit messy. Clive also took the children on a walk around the forest area of the cemetery and taught them all about the different trees and leaves.

Science Quality Mark

Congratulations to Mrs Ekers for working so hard to raise the profile of science. As a result of her, the teachers and children’s hard work Fishergate School has been awarded the Silver Quality Mark.


Exploring with our new Projector

Early Years have had great fun exploring with our new projector. Lots of shadow puppets, animal impressions and transient art displays.

Super Science at half term

Fishergate students are such keen scientists – even outside of school they love to extend their learning!  If you carry out some exciting scientific enquiries at home, at the weekend or in the school holidays, you can ask Mrs Ekers if you can share your discoveries here on our website.

This pupil learned to use two different sorts of pipette to carefully and accurately measure liquids when they carried out a chemistry experiment at the Centre for Life in Newcastle – and made a rainbow!  The “universal indicator” shows how acid or alkali a solution is by changing colour.

EYFS in the Forest

The children love taking their learning outside, whatever the weather! Look at all these happy, confident and engaged children directing their own learning. The forest helps us learn so much about the world and our local environment!

Experimenting with circuits

Some children in early years were experimenting with circuits this week.

They showed great teamwork, concentration and problem solving whilst learning about the different parts and functions of a simple circuit.

Science Update

  A huge thank you must be said for ‘Friends of Fishergate,’ for funding our Science Day run by Abbie and Frankie from ‘Love Science’. The whole school was involved in quick paced ‘wow’ science workshops throughout the day from…