This week, Littleton Green have enjoyed celebrating British Science Week and exploring the theme – Smashing Stereotypes. As part of this, on Tuesday, over 150 parents took part in a science workshop with Mrs. Machin and attended a parent engagement morning with their children. During the week, each year group has taken part in a variety of exciting science activities:

Pre-School took part in an exciting investigation where they hunted for toy minibeasts in soil in a tuff tray. They also carried out an experiment with rainbow skittles where they put the skittles in warm water and watched the colours run! Well done Pre-School!

Nursery enjoyed completing PURPLE passport challenges to become scientists. Their challenges included: creating a volcanic eruption using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and creating fireworks in a jar using oil, water and food colouring. Well done Nursery!

Reception have been scientists exploring magnets, making lava lamps, and investigating what objects float or sink. Well done Reception!

Year 1 enjoyed finding out about the jobs that some of the children’s parents do which involve science. As forensic scientists, they investigated fingerprints using balloons and microscopes. They also learnt about the different animals groups and sorted them. Well done year 1!

Year 2 carried out lots of messy investigations and made predictions which included predicting what would happen when you mix Mentos and cola! Well done Year 2!

Year 3 enjoyed exploring magnets and creating magnetic mazes by using a plastic bottle. Well done Year 3!

Year 4 learnt about biodiversity and minibeasts. They shook trees to find minibeasts and used electric microscopes to observe them close up. Well done Year 4!

Year 5 focused on the natterjack toad. The children had to build a bridge over the natterjack toad’s habitat without destroying the fauna or flora in the area. They made the bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows. Well done Year 5!

Year 6 drew a scientist at the start of the week and most people drew an old male wearing a lab coat – but they were wrong. After watching a video about smashing stereotypes, they drew a different scientist, but this time they drew a female with no lab coat and normal clothes like jeans and a t-shirt. This reinforces the idea that anyone can be a scientist! Well done Year 6!

We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who attended the parental engagement morning on Tuesday and to Mrs. Machin for organising such an amazing British Science Week!

We are PURPLE scientists!