It is our intent at Homerswood Primary School to continue to build a Science Curriculum, which develops the learning of Science skills alongside a questioning mind about ways in which Science influences everyday life.
Our investigative Science will encourage children to ask important questions about how things work and why things happen in a certain way. Ultimately, this will help all children to understand the world they are growing up in and provide them with life skills to better access it as well as becoming creative thinkers and adults who strive to seek solutions to problems and answers to life’s questions.
Alongside scientific knowledge and the understanding of concepts, we hope that our children will develop curiosity and excitement about the natural world as well as use their skills to understand how Science can be used today and in the future.
Big Butterfly Count 2021
The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 111,500 citizen scientists took part in 2020, submitting 145,249 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.
Big Butterfly Count 2021 runs from Friday 16 July to Sunday 8 August.
Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the Big Butterfly Count. We have chosen this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of their lifecycle, so more likely to be seen. Records are welcome from anywhere: from parks, school grounds and gardens, to fields and forests.
If you are counting from a fixed position in your garden, count the maximum number of each species that you can see at a single time. For example, if you see three Red Admirals together on a buddleia bush then record it as 3, but if you only see one at a time then record it as 1 (even if you saw one on several occasions) – this is so that you don’t count the same butterfly more than once.
If you are doing your count on a walk, then simply total up the number of each butterfly species that you see during the 15 minutes.
Take a look at the website for more information and remember to submit your numbers!
British Science Week 2021
Next week, week beginning the 8th March, pupils at Homerswood will be introduced to "Innovating the Future" by designing an invention to be used in the future.
Pupils can take part individually, or as part of a group/class. Certificates and prizes will be available for the overall winners from each class.
Pieces designed by classes/groups individuals can be of their choice to present, either through a poster, written piece, model.....the choice is yours!
Mrs Reeve will choose overall winners for each class, and then the school, before the end of the Spring Term.