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Science Day 2018 Photos

Science Day Assembly – WOW!

We are so very fortunate to have such interesting, enthusiastic and knowledgeable people in the Fishergate community – our Science Day assembly was AMAZING!

More pictures from Science Day 2018 to follow soon!

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.