Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and an integral part of life at St Luke's. Children are encouraged to explore and question in order to understand and appreciate the positive impact science can have on our world.
St Luke's is part of the Ogden Trust Primary Science Partnership which enhances and supports our teaching and learning of physics.
The children at St Luke's took part in a science competition. The winners will go through to an inter-school competition where their experiments will be in competition with other children from 14 schools who are also members of the Ogden Trust Primary Schools Partnership. Theses are our winning entries. How will they get on against the other schools?
As part of our Ogden Trust Primary Schools Partnership, some of our Year 4s were invited to a physics evening at St Nicholas's C of E Primary School. All the children (and their parents!) who attended said they had a fabulous time and enjoyed learning about physics. Here are a few photos from the evening.
Using the power of physics to make your own hovercraft.
Mrs Leach and Mrs Burling have taken part in physics training with The Ogden Trust at Keele University to help improve the teaching of physics at St Luke's and how this can connect to other areas of the curriculum. See if you can spot us in the video below.
We have competed against other schools from across the midlands at King Edward's School in Edgbaston, Birmingham where we took part in the KES/Ogden Trust Primary Science Fair. Amongst strong competition and high standards from all of the schools who participated, we won the Silver medal in the EYFS/KS1 age category and we won the Gold medal in the LKS2 category. All the children had an amazing day and we were very proud of the achievements of all our competitors.