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National Curriculum - Science

It is World Space Week from Sunday 4th October to Saturday 10th October. If you take part in any space related activities with your child please let us know. There are some ideas on the activity sheet below but be as inventive as you like. Please send any photos or videos of space activities to


Many thanks


Mr. Carter

World Space Week - Fun at home

Why not try some space themed activities at home?

The British Science Association has published these two fantastic documents with superb science ideas. Can you complete one and take a 'Science Selfie'?

Year 3 investigated light sources and reflection

Balloon in a jar experiment...

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The reason the balloon is sucked into the jar is due to air pressure.

When the piece of paper is heated, it creates hot air, which escapes around the balloon.

The hot air escaping is what makes the balloon shake at first.

But because the balloon is made of latex, no new air enters the jar, creating a low-pressure system inside the jar, which sucks the balloon inside.

Volcanic eruption in Blackburn...

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The carbon dioxide escapes quickly to create a fantastic volcano. The preparation in the pictures above was well worth it!

The Miracle of New Life

Some examples of the fantastic science activities being carried out by our youngest children in their home learning. Well done EYFS!

Underwater Candle Experiment by Charlie in Year 4

Home Learning


During this difficult time, it is still important that children have the opportunities to work and think scientifically. These ideas are provided by STEM and can be done with minimal equipment during this time of enforced school closure. If you choose to complete one of these excellent activities, please take photos and email them with the details of the activity to my school email address: 


Many thanks

Mr. Carter


How to make an egg bounce by Jacob...

Star Home Learning - 5 to 7 and Super Star Home Learning for 7 - 11 years

Starter for STEM activities. View in slideshow or download the files below.

Crash Course Kids Preview!

Welcome to Crash Course Kids! We are extremely excited to announce this new channel from the creators of Crash Course.

Head over to YouTube to find lots of science videos from Crash Course Kids!