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Exploring habitats at Gibside.

As part of our Science topic, Living things and their habitats, we have been to a Gibside to explore the different habitats and creatures that inhabit them. We looked around the walled garden and woodland areas for different mini beasts and created a tally of what we...

We are going on a bug hunt…

Reception spent the day at Gibside learning about mini beasts. In the morning we worked with artist Catherine Bertolli to create some mini beast sculptures using the resources which we found in the wood. After lunch we took part in a workshop learning about and then...

How do germs spread? 

As part of their Heroes topic, Year 2 have been learning all about Florence Nightingale and how she worked to stop germs spreading in hospitals and improve hygiene. In their science lessons, they conducted a sneeze zone experiment to investigate how far their germs...

Pumpkin Peeps

To bring our Spooktacular Science week to a close, Year 1 carried out an investigation in order to find out what happens to "Pumpkin Peeps" (marshmallows) when you place them in different liquids (water, milks, oil and vinegar). Before doing so, the children shared...

Does it Dissolve?

Year 4 enjoyed carrying out an investigation all about dissolving. They looked at the idea of a fair test including what needs to stay the same and what needs to change. It was interesting to see the marshmallow dropped into different liquids including oil, vinegar,...

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