This year, British Science Week is the week commencing 12th March. The theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’ and we will be taking part in a range of exciting investigations and experiments across school.
We are looking at the Polar Explorer Programme for this which has been set up by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Learning in connection with the British research expedition to Antarctica on the RSS Sir David Attenborough. Look out for lots of photos on Twitter during the week to see what your child has been doing!
We are running a competition throughout the year groups to create a poster on the theme of ‘Exploration and ‘Discovery’- investigate and imagine all the amazing exploration and discovery that takes place around the world. Topic ideas that may help give you ideas are to: think about what sort of discoveries you have made, research famous explorers e.g. Captain James Cook, Gertrude Bell, David Livingston, think about what discoveries might be made in the future and other than places, what else do people explore? The top 5 posters throughout the year groups will be sent to the British Science Association for their national competition. Please send your posters into school by Wednesday 28th March. Good luck!
If you and your child love to take part in experiments or investigations at home, we would love to hear all about them! Send in any of your super projects or photos that you have taken to your child’s class teacher to share and tell us all about your own exploration and discovery.
Mrs Dinsdale (Science Lead)