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It’s been a busy half term for the science department and as we all know, every day is science day! Science really is a part of everything we do. With that in mind, I wanted to take you through some of the science activities we have been enjoying throughout the school in the last week.

At the top end of the school, Form 7 and 8 completed their first dissections as part of their topic on Plant Reproduction and Skeletal and Muscular Systems. It is a challenging activity but everyone did really well.

Form 6 spent some time investigating the properties of light. As you can see from the photos below, they made some amazing discoveries both in the school and out in the grounds!

Form 5 also got involved and they created their own life cycle wheels as part of their unit on Livings Things. These fantastic practical learning aides show the life cycles of many animals including rabbits and kangaroos.

Form 4 have been out and about classifying living things and their habitats.

We managed to catch up with some pupils discussing the frog and newts’ habitat on display in the tank.

Form 1 and 3 have discovered how our bodies are able to move thanks to our muscles, tendons and skeletons (and we managed to capture a few photos when they were not using theirs to zoom around!)

Form 2 have been learning about food groups and diet and they have created some amazing pieces of art that shows what they have learned.  Lots of lovely colourful images depicting farm to fork!

It’s been a great week of practical science learning at school. When you come to school at Sunninghill, every day is a science day!

Nathalie Shilliday – Head of Science