Science at Orchards:


Welcome to our Science page!


All of the Science lessons in our school, help us to:

  • Develop curiosity about the world around us (getting us all to ask and answer lots of questions about the world!).
  • Share facts, data and ideas.
  • Use lots of Scientific language when we explain our ideas.
  • Carry out our own investigations to collect results using different equipment- including ICT.
  • Know about life processes
  • Know about materials, electricity, light, sound and forces.
  • Know about the solar system, including Earth.


I am thrilled to announce the date for this year's Science week is 23rd- 27th March.

The theme of this week has yet to be revealed but Miss Bridges is planning even more bangs and experiments than last year. Keep looking back to find out more…

Science week this year went with a bang! The theme of the week was the 'rainforest', with children from Nursery- year 6 really getting into the spirit and learning about a wide range of Scientific areas. Children were taught to use their Scientific skills of planning, prediction, experimenting and concluding when exploring elements of the rainforest. All of this came to a close on the Friday with an exciting visit from Boffin John! Have a look in the gallery to see some pictures of the time he spent with us. Also it was a pleasure to have parents join us in the afternoon at the Science fair, where the children shared their learning.

After all this excitement it was great to see we made it into the local papers!

To read the full articles click on the links below: 


Well done to all of the children that participated in the rainforest Science challenge. All of the children used their knowledge of the properties of materials to design a suitable outfit for a rainforest explorer.

And a big well done- to this years winners!

Websites to visit:

Planet Earth Clip Art The BBC has loads of video clips and fun games for children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2!

Planet Earth Clip Art Are you learning about Space, teeth, materials or much more? This website has lots of games to help you with your learning. The teachers often use it too! (Key stage 2) (key stage 1)

 Planet Earth Clip Art Lots of fun games and videos for every area of Science- Lots to choose from!

Quick experiments to try with your parents:

Chemistry Flusk Clip ArtThere are loads of good ideas of experiments for you to try at home on this website. 

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Science fair poster

Sat 22 February 2014

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