Science Month Newsletter.
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to announce that our school curriculum focus for this month is science. Science is a
fascinating subject and one that helps us to understand the world around us as well as a perfect
opportunity to incorporate both maths and literacy into the children’s work. This month the children will
be carrying out a range of investigations with their class teachers as well as having an extra session taught
by year 6 and myself.
On Tuesday 10th of January Years 1 to 6 will attend a forensic science workshop. The workshop for each
class is 45 minutes long and allows children to practise key scientific skills such as observing, exploring and
asking questions. In the sessions the children are told that a crime has been committed and it will be the
responsibility of each class to piece together evidence they find. Any clues and evidence must be correctly
identified, collected, interpreted and analysed using the techniques taught to them during the session.
As science is all about investigating I thought that it would be a nice idea to set some scientific questions
for the children to investigate at home using the internet, library and any other resources that are
available. The children have got until Friday 27th of January to fully answer and explain their investigation. I
hope that as many children as possible have a go at investigating at least one of the following questions in
as much depth as they wish to. Enquiry is fascinating when left to dig beyond the surface of what we know.
I have split the questions into Key Stages and based them around the topics they learn in class but feel free
to investigate any of them with your children as well as investigating your own questions.
Foundation and Key Stage 1
 Why do we not see grass snakes and hedgehogs during the winter months in the UK?
 Why do humans have different types of teeth in their mouth?
 Why in science do we include humans as animals rather than plants?
 What objects within your home require electrical circuits to work and how do you know?
Key Stage 2
 Why are leaves green?
 Use your age to work these out. How many times have you travelled around the Sun? How many
times have you rotated with the Earth? Remember what you know about the time it takes for the
planet to rotate once and how long it takes for Earth to orbit the sun.
 Investigate one of the other planets in our solar system and create a fact sheet on it
 How is it possible that we find the same species of tree in the south as well as the northern part of
the country when they can’t physically walk?
 Can you design a creature or plant that has adapted to live inside a volcano?
Many thanks for your support and I look forward to letting you know how science month has gone here in
school at the end.
Yours sincerely
Mr S Flores