What an amazing morning we’ve had today in Year 5. We launched our model rockets into space from the playground and watched them fall back to Earth … but did […]
Class 6 have been observing how long it takes ice to melt at room temperature … We used a funnel to hold the solid ice as we measured the liquid […]
In ICT, class 7 and 8 have been using ‘Scratch’ as part of their programming lessons to create a script to show the changes and different phases of the moon. […]
As we begin to learn about air resistance, the children in Class 7 and 8 design and build rockets using only one material to support the astronaut as they travel […]
Class 4 and 5 have had a fantastic morning, building a structure to meet a specific design brief linked to our class text ‘The Explorer.’ By using their superb team […]
This week at Roughwood Primary, children in Year 5 and 5/6 have been invited to take part in a fantastic STEM challenge – as we learn about forces, the children […]
Children from Roughwood have taken part in a fantastic STEM challenge today. The challenge was to create an air-powered moon buggy that could go the distance. The designs had to […]
Today Class 2 have been on a fabulous adventure to Brazil! We transformed the classroom into a plane and even saw the plane take off. We then learnt about Brazil’s […]
What an incredible morning of STEM learning we’ve had in Class 6 today … The children were given a design brief, linked to their class text, and put into teams […]
This afternoon, classes in lower key stage two have been working scientifically to investigate how different liquids flow… First, we had to guess what each of the liquids were by […]
Having visited Leicester Space Centre, the children in Year 5 and 6 experienced a range of space exploration learning activities. From entering space modules, to visiting the space tower, children […]
What an amazing day we’ve had today at the Tropical Butterfly House! The children experienced a real rainforest habitat and even handled some rainforest animals! The children’s behaviour was exceptional […]
Class 6 have been using their ICT skills to support their Science learning this afternoon, creating classification keys using Purple Mash!
Class 6 have had a wonderful week this week, writing our instructions on how to survive the rainforest. During that Literacy learning, we thought about how we might find and […]
Miss Sare has had the pleasure of teaching the wonderful Class 8 this week. It has been great to see children continuing to show their resilience and hard work during […]
Yesterday Class 2 loved their trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We experienced a fantastic workshop about Fur, Feathers and Skin. In this the children were given the opportunity to […]
Class 6 had a fantastic time searching our school grounds this afternoon, looking for invertebrates! In Science, we’ve been learning to group living things in a variety of ways. Today, […]
What an amazing day we have had at the wildlife park. We have seen lots of animals and some very brave children even stroked a lizard and a cockroach. All […]
In science, Year 5 explored different habitats before learning about metamorphosis in our next lesson. The children found a range of creatures and insects this afternoon that were located in […]
This week, Class 6 have planned and carried out an investigation to see which liquids cause the most tooth decay. We used eggs to represent our teeth, because the shell […]
Today Class 4 completed an investigation to see which objects and materials were opaque, translucent or transparent. Initially we did lots of recapping key scientific vocabulary such as light source, […]
Our Year 4 Science Ambassadors went on a very special visit this morning, to Casting Innovations in Canklow! We saw the final stages of the recycling project that we’ve been […]
Year 4 have been learning all about teeth in Science, finding out about the different teeth we have and thinking how we keep them clean and healthy. This afternoon, Class […]
What an amazing day we’ve had in Year 4 today, working with Mr Brooks and his team from Casting Innovations Ltd. This was the next stage of our incredible recycling […]
In our Geography lessons, we’ve been analysing and comparing the changes in weather (temperature) and rainfall in who different places – South Yorkshire (specifically Sheffield) and the capital of Norway […]
In science, class 7 have been learning how to be green fingered! They have been learning about two different types of reproduction – sexual and asexual reproduction of plants and […]
A brilliant assembly today with our Science Ambassadors. We completed an investigation to see who is the loudest drummer. Mr Williams, Mr Tyas, Mr Hunter and Mr Ducker all took […]
Class 6 had a wonderful afternoon today, working on the next stage of our recycling project with Casting Innovations Ltd. We used a special type of clay, called Fimo, to […]
Year 4 had lots of fun this afternoon, making their own instruments and using them to explore pitch and volume… This led to an investigation to find out the relationship […]
This week class 2 have been learning about wild plants! We discussed what the most common wild plants are and what they look like. Afterwards we made a tally chart […]
Today, we created a reconstruction of the way the human heart pumps in our STEM session. We found that only by using steady, rhythmic beat, we were able to pump […]
Class 9 are learning about the circulatory system for Biology in Science this half term and have been using talk for writing for a tutorial on how it works.
Year 4 have made a fantastic start to Science Week, creating their own water cycles out of sandwich bags!
Today Class 4 began science week with applying their knowledge of the different parts of a plant and each of their functions by creating a step by step visual diagram […]
What a fantastic first day back for KS1! We have tried 3 science experiments today which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We created underwater fireworks, a volcanic eruption and began to […]
Year 4 made a fantastic start to their STEM projects today, carefully drawing and labelling their own wind turbine designs! We first made a prototype, to help us to visualise […]
Year 4 have had an exciting afternoon of investigation in Science today! We’ve been learning about electrical circuits and about what makes a circuit complete, so our research question today […]
Over the last 2 weeks, Class 9 have been investigating conditions that increase or restrict the development of organisms. The children observed how fungi, a type of microorganisms which we […]
The children in school have been very busy over the past two days carrying out a science investigation. They put an egg in vinegar and left it for 24 hours […]
Y3 have beyond impressed today. Almost 2/3 of the class accessed our live lessons and we’re aiming for 100%! The children then went on to complete a rock investigation and […]
Y6W had a fantastic afternoon of problem solving today with their escape room challenge! The children worked in teams of 4 to find and solve clues which would unlock the […]
Year 4 have had a wonderful afternoon today, predicting and observing whether changes to materials are reversible or irreversible. Fantastic teamwork and discussion – well done everyone!
We’re all set up and excited for our Escape Room Challenge in Science next week! Who will crack all of the codes? Which team will be the fastest? We can’t […]
What an amazing morning we’ve had today in Y5NS! We launched our model rockets into space from the playground and watched them fall back to Earth … but did […]
What an amazing day we’ve had today in Y5NS today, planning and building our very own model rockets! First, Mr Williams set us our challenge – to design a capsule […]
Year 6 have had a very noisy afternoon in Science today, investigating voltage! Our research question was: how does increasing the voltage change the volume of a buzzer? The children […]
Year 4 have been doing lots of learning and research about shelters as part of our Survival/Robin Hood topic. Today we finally made our own models of shelters! The children […]
What a fantastic assembly today! Some of us joined in at home and some of us joined in at school but we were all joining in together and that’s what […]
Over the past two days class 3 have designed and made an aeroplane. There challenge was to create a plane that would fly 2 metres or more. They have worked […]
Some lovely pieces of Science learning during distanced learning today! Well done – you have learnt lots about the human body and its organs.
This week in Science, we’ve been learning about light and the rules of reflection … … which linked perfectly with a challenging reflection problem that came up in this week’s […]
In Year 5 we have been learning about the phases of the moon and created animations to show this. We used paper first and then created an animation using a […]
Year 5 created some stunning pastel artwork based on the solar system.
Oscar and Daisy have been learning all about the natural world on their daily walks. Well done for sending us smiley photos to cheer us all up! Xx
It was back to distance learning on Monday and WOW! Class 7 were certainly ready and raring to go. Look at these outstanding collages they produced at home – the […]
As part of science week we were set the challenge to find the best material to make our very own catapult. We looked at different designs before we designed what […]
As part of our science week we went into the hall to do a silly science workshop. We saw lots of different science experiments and learnt some new scientific vocabulary […]
In science this week, we have looked at the amount of light emitted from different locations within the classroom to evaluate the impact of shadows and objects. The children have […]
As part of Science week Class 4 were set with a task of designing and building a contraption that would encourage local wildlife to our environment. The children initially thought […]
Today, we have investigated reflection using our scientific enquiry skills. We have used IT to present our learning.
Y3 children had a super amazing day at Kelham Island consolidating and expanding their knowledge of Steel. They learnt more about key people such as Henry Bessemer and Harry Brearley! […]
Class 7 have been learning about sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, and about vegetative propagation – artificially regrowing plants. Today we set up our own investigation to regrow spring […]
In science club this week we looked at different ways to create weather in a jar. We used soap, water and glitter to create a tornado. Then we used shaving […]
Class 4 have been investigating the effects of friction to moving objects. We had a look at which surface would contain the most friction.. we found out the wood surface […]
Class 6 investigated how much salt could be dissolved in 180ml water before it reached saturation. How many teaspoons do you think the water could hold? We made our predictions […]
In science over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at what a habitat is and what an animal needs within that habitat to survive. We designed and […]
Class 6 have spent a fascinating afternoon at Ewden Water Treatment Works today. Huge thanks to our guides, Charlotte and Helena, from Yorkshire Water 💦 who made it so interesting! […]
The children have enjoyed forming electrical circuits and exploring what makes the lightbulb brighter and dimmer. We also investigated which materials conduct the electricity to form a complete circuit.
Class 4 are beginning to write an explanation text all about how plants grow! We have spent lots of time ordering and sequencing accurately and creating our own images and […]
More photos from our amazing trip to Tropical World as part of our topic this Autumn term!
Class 4 had a fantastic trip at tropical world to help us delve deeper into our topic based all around the Rainforest. We learnt lots of new information about the […]
We are learning about materials and their properties, and have recently focused on the difference between dissolving and melting – dissolving is when a solid mixes with a liquid to […]
We had an amazing P4C session this week discussing the concept of flying. The children listed things that could fly and we grouped these into two categories, wing and no […]