Science News

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, planting 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.

 

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.

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.

Wiggly Worms!

Forest school today provided a rich learning experience for one boy.  A worm was discovered, carefully picked up and cared for, for most of our morning outside.

A slug was found too! Endless open ended play outdoors!! Perfect!!

Forest School Fun

This week, some children made human scales to see who was heaviest

others focused their attention on creating a scarecrow to keep the birds away from our mud mountains.

Children in Early Years love taking their learning into the forest.  This week, some children made human scales to see who was heaviest, whilst others focused their attention on creating a scarecrow to keep the birds away from our mud mountains.