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Cawston Grange Primary School

Excellence, Respect, Friendship


At Cawston Grange Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. We believe that Science should inspire, enthuse and enable children to find out about the world around them and how it works.

It is our aim to develop the natural curiosity of our children, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and to provide opportunities for the critical evaluation of evidence. We strive to make our Science curriculum challenging, inspiring and fun, giving the children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills as they progress through our school.

We want our children to develop an understanding of Science by asking different types of scientific questions about the world around them through a series of different topics. In doing so, they will become equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. In addition, they will develop the enquiry skills which will enable them to develop their scientific understanding during the next stage of their education. They will become adept at using a range of methods to display their findings as well as recognising the importance of the communication of scientific ideas through studying the lives of men and women who have contributed to science knowledge over the years.


Put simply, we want to help create the next generation of scientists! 



Science Club

Science Club Week 10 - Lava lamps

Watch one in action !!

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Science Club Week 9 - Inflating balloons without using your lips!

Science Club Week 8 - Relative densities

Science Club Week 7 - Studying non-Newtonian liquids ("oobleck")

Science Club Week 6 - Bouncy Balls

Science Club Week 5 - Chromatography artwork

Science Club Week 4 - Exploding paint

Science Club Week 3 - KNex structures

Science Club Week 2 - Spaghetti towers

Science Club Week 1 - Making baths salts

Year 3 Science - Nutrition in food Nov 2023

Year 5 created a scale model of the Solar System on the school field - May 2023

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Year 5 investigating their fantastic fingertips

... and so did Year 2

Year 5's Victorian Inventions

Year 3 had a variety of activities throughout the week

Year 2 investigating habitats

Year 1 investigated habitats in the Nature Classroom

Year 2 made connections with their friends using cup phones

***************** We're now looking forward to Science Week 2024!*************

Reception have been learning all about germs and conducted an experiment to see the effect that soap would have on them! We now know why it is so important to wash our hands thoroughly!

Year 5 - Testing the Properties of Materials Jan 2023

Science Rockets 01.12.22 - We kicked December off with a bang!


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Mad Science Assembly - July 2022

Growing Beanstalks in Reception!

20th May 22- Year 3 have had a sunflower growing competition as part of their learning on plants. Today we brought them back into school to compare them! Wow!

We had fun finding out all about Outer Space during Space Day - 14th March 2022

Year 3 had great fun learning all about gas! 16.02.22

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Reception: Why should we brush our teeth?

Year 3 had fun investigating the hardness of different rocks. 26.01.22

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08.12.21- Year 3 have enjoyed making muscle models in their learning about Animals including Humans.

Year 4 investigating what affects the pitch of sound - Nov 2021

Year 1 Red Pandas- Which type of paper makes the best cup?

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Year 4 investigating what affects the volume of sound - Sept 2021

Bilton Science Afternoon in Jaguars. Bilton came with their creature critters and we held them,learnt about them and then conducted a PH experiment. 29.09.21

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In Year 2 we enjoyed making our own bubble wands!

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The Hedgehogs made their own bubble mixture and bubble wands. The children investigated whether the shape of their bubble wand effected the shape of their bubble! We had great fun!

Year 2 bubble investigation

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In Zebra Class, we made our own bubble mixture and bubble wands. We investigated the shapes of different wands.

Miss Bradley demonstrated to Year 3 how to make a mini bottle rocket using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

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In Year 3, we made a lava lamp.

In Year 2, we made rafts

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Year 2 Rafts.mp4

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Year 4 making a bubble snake to show the diffusion of air particles

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Year 4 making a lava lamp using liquids of different densities mixed with gas

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Year 4 investigating static electricity

Year 4 observing liquids of different densities

Year 5 Science Week


In Year 4 we observed at what temperature different solids melted

In Year 4 we compared liquids by seeing how fast they could move down a slope

Year 2 have planted Grass seeds and Gladioli bulbs!

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In Year 2, we made micro-habitats in the outdoor learning area!

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EYFS - Ducklings!

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Here is a video of a duckling being hatched! We have learnt so much about the life-cycles of ducks, their features and how to look after ducklings.

Year 4 planting seeds

Constructing a series electrical circuit in Year 4

Scientific Explorations in Reception!

In year 2 we analysed our school lunch to see whether it was a balanced a meal.

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Investigating air resistance and improving efficiency- Year 5 Turtles

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Each new model was timed 3 times and then we wrote up our findings. The best design flew for 6.5 seconds!

Year 6 - Modelling blood 2019-2020

Year 6 - Constructing electrical circuits to a given design 2019-2020

Water resistance experiment - Year 5 2019-2020

Thermal conductor and insulator investigation - Year 5 2019-2020

Investigating different rocks - Year 4 2019-2020

Investigating sound vibrations - Year 4 2019-2020

Permeability of soils - Year 3 2019-2020

Year 2 Science - Waterproof Investigation 2019-2020

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Year 1 - Investigating herbivores, carnivores and omnivores 2019-2020

Reception - Exploring Shadows! 2019-2020