Year 2 with their paper planes ready to fly!

Year 2 with their paper planes ready to fly!

Year 6 with their spaghetti and marshmallows

Year 6 with their spaghetti and marshmallows

Lenham Primary started Science week with a competition! EYFS competed to see who could protect an egg best from breaking when dropped from a height - lots of smashing fun was had by all!

KS1 (Years 1 and 2) had a paper aeroplane competition to see who could design and build the most successful aeroplane from a range of materials. The winners won some sweets and a certificate. 

KS2 designed and built spaghetti and marshmallow towers to see who could build the tallest tower. The best towers had to stand up on their own for at least one minute. 

Well done to all!

Year 1 'fishing' for magnetic materials

Year 1 'fishing' for magnetic materials

Lauren demonstrates the difference between toilet paper and baby wipes being flushed down the toilet.

Lauren demonstrates the difference between toilet paper and baby wipes being flushed down the toilet.

Tuesday of Science Week was all about Kent! Each class had a different project based on an aspect of Kent's famous history. Year 1 were inspired by Kent's fishing communities and 'fished' for different magnetic materials. EYFS went hunting for local minibeasts, Year 2 built boats inspired by Kent pirates from hundreds of years ago! In KS2, year 4 had a visit from Lauren from Our Stour- an organisation that protects the local River Stour. They learned about the water cycle and how plastic pollution is a local issue.

Year 5 test their Morse code machines.

Year 5 test their Morse code machines.

Year 4 went pond dipping!

Year 4 went pond dipping!

At Lenham Primary we have a strong focus on scientific enquiry skills. In Science week, all year groups practiced predicting, observing and analysing data.

Year 5 made Morse code circuits and had to problem solve to make a successful spy gadget!

Year 4 and 5 also sampled the school pond for wildlife. They recorded the species they found and respectively translated the data into a bar graph and pictograms.

Year 6 made functional lighthouses, using their knowledge of structural stability and circuits!

Year 6 made functional lighthouses, using their knowledge of structural stability and circuits!

Every year, Lenham Primary holds a Science Fair during Science Week! In years gone past, we have been able to show off the scientific achievements of the school to the parents and governors. This year was a little different thanks to the restrictions from the pandemic.

Every child had the opportunity to create a scientific project- complete with a prediction and results. Every year these get better and better! Below are some photos of the tables (full of projects). Well done to everyone who took part!

We are already looking forward to next year! Well done to all the staff and students who took part.

Miss Parry - Science Lead