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Ollerton: Edwinstowe St Mary’s Church of England Primary pupils become scientists for the week




Primary school children became scientists for the week.

Class three teacher at Edwinstowe’s St Mary’s Church of England Primary Katie Wright said children loved the tasks and exciting projects.

She said: “The whole school were involved in the science week and thoroughly enjoyed the tasks set in their year groups.”

Class 2 (KS1) children made a marble run using recycled materials. (45733358)
Class 2 (KS1) children made a marble run using recycled materials. (45733358)

Foundation stage children investigated a variety of materials and used their knowledge to make bridges based on the story of Billy Goat Gruff.

Class two pupils made a marble run with recycled materials, using buffers to stop the marbles from falling off and finding innovative ways of stabilising the structure.

In class three, youngsters were inspired by Stone Age art and took part in printing techniques.

Katie said: “They created their own colour pigments by grinding down grass, flowers and soil, leaving the water to evaporate. These pigments were then used in printing and paintings.”

Pupil Harry Brice, 8, said he enjoyed the process: “I printed ammonites on my picture. First, I drew my design on to paper then put my design on to a tile.

“After I put my paint on the tile, I pressed the tile on to paper using a roller. I am happy with how it turned out and enjoyed doing it.”

Upper key stage two created designs for new machines, as well as getting a virtual visit from a professor of virology to discuss how science was used in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Edwinstowe, Class 3 and 4 children created printed artwork using pigments they mixed from natural materials. (45733366)
St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Edwinstowe, Class 3 and 4 children created printed artwork using pigments they mixed from natural materials. (45733366)

Children were also given a virtual tour of a laboratory and were able to ask lots of questions.

“It has been wonderful to see the children question, solve problems and create some great work,” said Katie.



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