Science Week July 2023
At Harehills Primary School, we are passionate about teaching Science and are keen for children to understand that Scientists has a huge impact on our lives.
During Science week, we looked at developing Science Capital across school.
Science Capital is important because we need more young people to engage in science in a wider context (rather than just passing exams at the end of school).
We need them to be passionate about science and inspired to keep studying beyond school, and then make a difference to the world.?
The theme for this year’s Science week was to raise awareness of the work that Scientists do.
Each year group was given a scientist from BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. Children found out lots of interesting facts and have been busy creating posters, leaflets and exciting projects!
During the week, children were taught about the career options available for them in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
We invited lots of visitors from STEM careers to pop into school and give talks.
We had talks from Doctors and Surgeons through to Engineers and Scientists. They visited classes and talked about their careers. Children were able to ask them questions too!
In classes, children from Foundation Stage all the way up to Year 6 were challenged to create a project.
|Nursery||Fabian Rivers||Habitats – creating a safe home for your pet.|
|Reception||Chantelle Lindsay||Minibeasts and living things – make your own ant farm.|
|Year 1||David Attenborough||Animals including humans – create an animal.|
|Year 2||Tooni Mahto||Animals - Discovering the layers of the ocean.|
|Year 3||Jim Al-Khalili||Forces – create a chain reaction marble run.|
|Year 4||Anantha Chandrakasan||Electricity – make a security vault to prevent a diamond heist.|
|Year 5||Li Zhang||Irreversible Change – Slime Olympics|
Sir Charles Kao
Light – Laser beam maze game.
On Friday 23rd June we ended with a lovely science fair in the school hall. All year groups shared their projects. Parents were invited. Our Year 6 children acted as science ambassadors. We all had a lot of fun!