OUR CURRICULUM AT WHITE ROCK PRIMARY SCHOOL
What do the children have to say about the Curriculum?
"Interesting", "Fun", "Creative", "Developing", "Exciting"
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Look below to see just some of the excellent learning we do at White Rock
SCIENCE WEEK AT WHITE ROCK PRIMARY SCHOOL
White Rock Primary School got involved with the National week of Science. We asked parents to donate materials such as old cardboard boxes, clothes and plastic bottles. With these resources children were able take part in exciting experiments, building things and seeing their results. Keep reading to see what your child's year group did. keep scrolling to see the video showcasing all their learning.
RECEPTION - 'GEE WHIZZ'
The Reception children were able to investigate different scientific ideas through Continuous Provision. We looked at and exploring different materials and changing textures, whilst developing a greater understanding of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’
YEAR 1 - 'BEAT THE FLOOD'
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, we have been exploring how to help communities be better prepared for flooding. Working as a team we have designed and made a model of a home able to withstand the effects of flooding, then tested it by standing it in water and blasting it with water!
YEAR 2 - 'FLOATING GARDEN CHALLENGE'
Year 2 have put their knowledge of materials to the test by designing and making a floating garden. They have been looking at how flooding causes destruction to farms and plants and trying to solve this crisis by designing crops to float on the surface of the water!
YEAR 3 - 'POWER FOR THE WORLD'
Working in teams, Year 3 have been exploring issues around renewable energy in the developing world. They have learnt about how energy is accessed through the National Grid and how this differs in Kenya. They then put their knowledge to the test by designing and building their own wind turbines so that they could create renewable energy sources.
YEAR 4 - 'BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD'
Year 4 have got to grips with designing solutions to a problem that soldiers would have faced in WW2. Taking on the role of engineers, we have collaborated on ideas, developed technical drawings of our designs before then building our devices that would have helped soldiers carry boats and other heavy equipment up large hills. We've tested them and reflected on what might need to change if they were to 'go back to the drawing board'.
YEAR 5 - 'DITCH THE DIRT'
Our focus for Science week linked to our learning about sieving and filtering materials. We applied this to a real life problem of lack clean water in Turkana (Kenya). Two out of three people do not have access to safe and clean drinking water so found a solution to help overcome this problem!
YEAR 6 - 'THE WIND POWER CHALLENGE'
Access to energy is an important part of our lives. As the Earth's natural resources are rapidly running out, Scientists are looking towards renewable energy, such as wind power. Year 6 completed a challenge to create wind turbines capable of lifting a small weight off the floor. Pupils checked how effective their turbines were by seeing how much they are able to lift.
SCIENCE WEEK VIDEO
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