• Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
  • To work scientifically.

At Pleasant Street Primary School, we believe that developing an interest in science is key to the future success of our children. We aim to develop their enthusiasm and confidence to develop and ensure that all pupils:

We have set up a dedicated Twitter account for science across the school.





Imperial College London – Air Quality Monitoring Project


USEFUL WEBSITES

NASA Kids Club
BBC Bitesize (KS1)
BBC Bitesize (KS2)
National Geographic Science
Starters for STEM
Science Sparks

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Science Chatter

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Science

23-05-2024

Class 2 planted some bulbs today and when we come back from half term we will see how much they have grown.

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Science

23-05-2024

Class 7 classified mini beasts by the body parts.

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Drawing and labelling diagrams

22-05-2024

During todays lesson, class 3 looked at cut up apples. We looked to see if we could identify the different parts of the plant. We found the anther, remains of stamens the stigma and the leaf.

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Seasonal Change Walk🌼☀️

21-05-2024

Today Reception explored the school gardens looking for signs of seasonal change, they first planned which route they would walk around the gardens following directions. Then Reception examined the different plants and even saw some animals in the gardens. They loved seeing how much they have grown. After Reception had looked at the plants, vegetables and bugs they drew a picture to show what seasonal change they had found, some children drew trees that now had beautiful green leaves on and some children drew bugs and flowers.

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Understanding and Explaining Shadows

21-05-2024

Today in class 6 we have been explaining our understanding of shadows. We have seen how shadows change as the earth moves around the sun and conducted our own experiments to show how the shadow of an object gets bigger the closer it gets to the light source.

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Minibeasts – bees

17-05-2024

The children have enjoyed learning about bees this week. They have expored how bees make honey and where they live. The children enjoyed watching Mrs Grindley’s favourite childhood cartoon, Maya, to help them to explore bees further.

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Flowers in science

15-05-2024

Class 3 used their knowledge of parts of a flowering plant to make flowers.

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Spine Building visit

13-05-2024
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National Hedgehog Week

10-05-2024

The children learnt how to keep the creatures safe.

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Lifecycles

09-05-2024

In science Reception have loved exploring different lifecycles of animals, they started by exploring lifecycles of frogs, Reception enjoyed exploring an indoor ‘pond with frogs’. Reception cut and stuck the correct order of the frogs lifecycles after learning all about their lifecycle.

This week Reception have been learning all about butterfly lifecycles, exploring the way a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, they have decorated their very own beautiful butterflies. In art Reception have been exploring mixing water colours and using pipets to make a painting, Reception have used cotton pads to create a lovely caterpillar.

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Parts of a Flower

08-05-2024

Class 3 have been busy dissecting flowers and labelling the different parts!

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Acorn Farm 2024

07-05-2024

Nursery had a wonderful visit to Acorn Farm, building upon our Understanding of animals and the natural world

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Measuring Shadows in Science

07-05-2024

In Class 6 Science this afternoon we took the opportunity to go outside in the beautiful sunshine to measure our shadows. We chalked a starting point then worked in pairs to draw our outline. We went outside a while later to compare them as the sun (our light source) moved around.

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03-05-2024

In science today we have been looking at seeds and sorting them into groups.

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Stages of human life

30-04-2024

In Science today we started our new topic- Animals, including humans. We ordered the life cycle of a human.

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Farmer Teds Farm Trip

29-04-2024

Reception had a fantastic time at Farmer Teds Farm on Friday!
Reception learnt about lots of animals that live on Farmer Teds like the shetland ponies, guinea pigs, sheep and reptiles. Reception enjoyed a tractor ride around the farm which took them around the dinosaur trail, then Reception explored the animal barn, enjoyed watching the sheep show and ended the lovely trip with some fun on the climb and slide. What a fantastic trip!

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Spring has sprung

28-04-2024

Great to see our nursery children exploring seasonal change, and enjoying themselves in our wonderful outdoor environment

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Spring Planting🌻

26-04-2024

Reception have been learning all about plant lifecycles in Science, we planted our own sunflower seeds by following ‘Joe’s’ instructions from our Literacy story ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’, we are so excited to watch our seeds grow.

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Science

24-04-2024

In science today class 3 looked at transparent, translucent and opaque materials.

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DT project

24-04-2024

We have been building our own fairgrounds using pulleys applying our knowledge from Science.

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All About Eyes

23-04-2024

Today Class 6 have been discussing all things eyes. We have learnt how our eyes work and how to label the different parts. 👀

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Recognising reflective materials

17-04-2024

Class 3 looked at how light reflects on different objects and materials.

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Shadows👤

20-03-2024

In science today we created different shadows and we looked at what happens when we move a light source to and away from an object.

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Reception Trip to Calderstones Park!

18-03-2024

As we are learning all about spring and the lifecycles of plants we visited Calderstones Park to explore. Reception enjoyed pointing out the different signs of spring such as the blossoms on the trees and the new green leaves. Reception also discussed the lifecycles of plants how they start as a seed and sprout into a seedling and then into an adult plant.
As we walked through the park we visited the pond and fed the ducks some lovely peas.

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Science Week

14-03-2024

In celebration of Science week we seen how experiments are conducted and had a brilliant lesson exploring time and its significance in history. We performed a task to show how living things can become extinct through evolution.

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Science week in Reception

14-03-2024

This week Reception has been celebrating Science week! Reception worked on lots of different activity challenges.

the activities include: exploring an experiment with milk and food colouring to see a reaction.

Reception then created boats to see if their boats float or sink on the water.

Reception were challenged to use anything other than their hands to get the dinosaur to float, so they used stones to get the dinosaur to float to the top.

Reception were asked to build a bridge out of pasta and playdoh to see if it was strong enough to hold the trains.

Reception were challenged to make a rainbow out of blocks and to draw the rainbow.

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Science Day!🥼🧪👩‍🔬🔬

13-03-2024

For science day we had a special visit from Mr Stanley. We enjoyed watching Mr Stanley perform lots of different exciting experiments. We learned lots of new things about solids, liquids and gasses and much more!

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Curriculum time

11-03-2024

During a science lesson class 7 planted beans

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Light

07-03-2024

In science we looked at light and investigated different sources of light. We discussed how shadows are formed and what makes a good shadow. We enjoyed going outside and drawing around our shadows👤

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Light Sources

28-02-2024

In science this week, Class 6 are looking at different sources of light and how it travels. We demonstrated how light travels in straight lines and used symbols to create scientific sentences to show the links between the light sources and objects.

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Science – Checking our pulse

22-02-2024

Today in science we learnt about our heart rate and if we do exercise our heart rate will be faster. We went out to the playground to test this.

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Friction

21-02-2024

Class 3 has been looking at friction in science this week. We explored how different surfaces have an effect on friction. Using toy cars we measured the distance they travelled on different surfaces.

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Measuring gravity

08-02-2024

Today in science we measured gravity in Newtons.

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Magnets & Forces

07-02-2024

Year 3 have been looking at magnets and forces this term. We looked at how magnets attract and repel. Using our knowledge of magnets we have made a moving maze game. We had lots of fun!!

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Science – Forces

30-01-2024

Today we carried on learning about forces in science. We tested out how friction can stop us from pulling the books apart. We also made parachutes and experimented on how slow or fast our parachutes fall because of air resistance.

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Circuits and Switches

29-01-2024

This week we used electrical components to create a circuit. We then added in a switch to observe what happened to the bulb when the switch was open and closed.

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Forces

24-01-2024

Today in class we learned about forces. We made paper airplanes to see how the different forces would effect the distance our airplanes would travel.

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Science

22-01-2024

Electricity 💡

This term class four will be looking at electricity. Throughout this term we will be constructing simple electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We will also be learning how to recognise some common conductors and insulators, and we will be investigating conductors and insulators.
Today we have enjoyed identifying components in a simple circuit along with trying to make the bulb light up.

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Classification Keys

19-01-2024

In Science, we discussed classification keys and how they are used. We worked in groups to create classification keys using liquorice allsorts sweets. We used their features and characteristics to create our keys and then put them to the test. We discussed how questions needed to be clear and specific so that the key was clear and useful.

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Exploring Seasonal Change

16-01-2024

Our EYFS garden looked like a Winter Wonderland this morning so we couldn’t resist the opportunity to explore seasonal changes to our environment………… and to have some fun 😀 ❄️ ⛄️

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Living things and their habitats

13-01-2024

We started a new topic this week, living things and their habitats. We thought about our prior learning before thinking about how we could sort and classify animals.

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Schools Observatory

19-12-2023

A big thank you to Schools Observatory for inviting us to their Christmas Space Lecture. We had lots of fun and found out lots of new facts and information.

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Electricity

15-12-2023

This term the children have worked on an electricity topic. In lessons we have constructed circuits, found out about symbols and monitored the effect of adding components. A big thank you to Liverpool College who loaned us some voltmeters and to Mr Johnston who took the time to come in to explain PAT testing and showed us how he regularly tests equipment in school to keep us safe.

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