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16 May


Welcome to our submission for the Discover Primary Science and Maths award for 2014. As you know, Maths and Science are really important to us here in St Peter’s. There are a number of criteria that needs to be fulfilled when applying for the award. We’re using our blog to submit our award and to link back to our activities during the year. Our AoSME number is WW007.

Step 1: Greenwave -read all about our work about weather and about recording the signs of Spring here.

Step 2: Prescribed activities – Ms Mitchell’s class learned about 2nd class worked on the Materials strand with an experiment on bouncy balls, 3rd class carried out an experiment under the Forces strand using paper helicopters, 4th class learned about Messi’s balance under the Forces strand and 5th class created garden ornaments using the Materials strand. Click on the links below to check out their work:

Step 3: Science speaker or visit from Engineer – we were delighted to welcome Scientific Sue to St Peter’s this year. We opened up our show to a number of local schools and really enjoyed our day with her. We all learned lots about science and engineering from Sue’s fantastic show! Read all about our visit from Scientific Sue here.

Step 4: Attend or hold a Science Event – apart from our day with Scientific Sue, we also took full part in Engineer’s Week in February – and won a prize for how well we engaged with the activities throughout the week. Check out our roundup post here. We also held a Science Fair as part of our participation in the Mini-Scientist event. We then held a Virtual Science Fair to showcase some of our projects. One group even presented their project in Intel – read all about that day here.

Step 5: Technology – This year, we were delighted to be awarded two Junior Spider awards for our blog! We use technology to enhance our learning at every opportunity and Science and Maths are no exceptions. Three of our students have qualified for the Mathletes National finals for their use of Khan Academy – you can read more about that here. We also try to use technology to develop our skills in science and maths and to improve our recordings of our learning. You can see how we’ve used Twitter to improve our inferences and observations, Vine to record our predictions and Breaking News app to record our findings.

We hope you enjoyed reading our submission!

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