British Science Week 2023
To kick off British Science Week at St Augustine’s, all classes had a competition to see how far children could stretch a Curly Wurly in 3 minutes. There were many different approaches: many children decided to warm up the toffee treat in their hands or put on the radiator to encourage it to stretch because warm molecules have more energy and the bonds between them are looser.
KS1 and EYFS took part in the KCSP Online Science Day activity, which was nest-building. The nests needed to protect the eggs while standing up to environmental conditions, such as wind. They also had to allow water to pass through so they did not become water-logged while being comfortable for birds incubating the eggs until they hatched.
We have been awarded the prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark, celebrating our commitment to excellent science teaching and learning.
The PSQM is a one-year school improvement programme for primary science, which provides professional development to enable confident, knowledgeable, reflective leadership. This results in an improvement in the way in which science is planned and taught across the whole school.
St Augustine's Science Photo Competition
Our theme this year was 'Patterns in Nature' and our competition entries ranged from ice crystal formations to the markings on animals. The competition winners were EYFS: Phoenix, St Francis; KS1: Kamil, St Lucy; LKS2: Marisa, St Peter; UKS2: Nina, St Mark.