Longlevens Junior

Welcome to the Science page. Over the four years the children spend at LJS, they will have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting practical opportunities: from creating their own instrument to understand how sound is created in Year 4, to dissecting a heart to understand how it works in Year 6.

Our aim is to ensure children move on to KS3 with the skills they need to make great scientists: the ability to ask questions, plan their own investigations and analyse the results - thinking carefully about what they can do next time to build on their learning. This allows children to be confident, independent scientists - prepared to make mistakes and learn more about the world around them. We look forward to sharing some of the children’s work with you over the coming year.

Below you will find the topics that your child will cover this year:

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Forces and magnets

Electricity

Forces

Electricity

Autumn 2

Animals including humans

Sound

 

Forces

Light

Spring 1

Rocks

Rocks

Properties and changes of materials

Animals including humans

Spring 2

Plants

Forces and magnets

Properties and changes of materials

Animals including humans

Summer 1

Light

Living things in their habitats

Earth in Space

Living things and their habitats

Summer 2

Working Scientifically.

What if? Investigations

Animals including humans  

Living things in their habitats & Animals including humans

Evolution and inheritance

Science Home Learning

We have all been blown away by the quality of work we have seen from those of you working at home. It has been wonderful to see so many of you engaged and excited by your topics; it's been fabulous to see you sharing this with your families also! Here are just a few photos of some of the brilliant Science work that has been going on at home...

Megan in 4J has created this amazing model of a tooth!

 

Iris in 6K wrote an explanation of how giraffes are adapted to their natural habitat and completed a labelled diagram of the human heart!

Great work!

If you have any Science work that you would like to be featured on this page, please email Miss Klinkosz or Mrs Folliard and we will add them on.

 

Year 6 Heart Dissection

This week, Year 6 children had the opportunity to dissect an animal heart. They were able to identify the four chambers of the heart, locate the vena cava and even pluck the heartstrings. A huge well done to all children taking part for their brilliant Science work!

Take a look at some of the photos...

 

         

 

   

Fizz Pop!

The children have all enjoyed an assembly based on 'Science FRICTION' delivered by FizzPop Science.

Take a look at some of the photos to see what happened...

                             

             

If you think your child might be interested in taking part in this exciting Science club, look out for letters coming home soon with all the details!

 

 

Y6 Optician visit

Year 6 children were fortunate to have a visit from Tony Lawrence from Vision Centre in Gloucester earlier this week. The children really enjoyed asking him lots of questions about the eye, how we see and how light is used by our eyes. 

Take a look at some of the photos of his presentation...

  

 

 

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