Astronomy Photography and Video Competition February 2022
The Science ‘Wonderdome’ Experience, October 2021
Thanks to our work with the Ogden Trust Partnership, we have been able to provide all children with an unforgettable experience at school. Each class will be able to spend time in the Wonderdome, learning about different aspects of space. Some children have been learning all about the International Space Station (which has been in orbit for more than 22 years now!), some have been finding out about Earth’s plan to begin colonising the moon (a few children have volunteered to go), some have been experiencing what it would be like to journey through our solar system (much quieter than the queue to enter the dome!), and all children have been having a fantastic, heart-pounding experience.
Parker, Y3 - "I love space and I know all about black holes. That was the best day!"
Gracie, Y3 - "It felt like I was in space in real-life. When I first went in I was really excited, then it just stayed being exciting."
George, Y4 - It was really cool. I learned that in ten years time there might be bases on the moon and we could go to Mars!"
Julia, Y4 - "It looked like we were actually in space. It was awesome!"
Marley, Y5 - "It was like witnessing a universe of learning."
Paige, Y5 - "I liked the feeling of the pictures surrounding us, and it felt like we were moving."
Lewis, Y6 - "It was a different way of learning. A once in a lifetime opportunity!"
Imogen, Y6 - "It was very memorable. I would say ten stars out of ten."
Thank you to The Ogden Trust Partnership and to @wonderdome1 for organising such an amazing and memorable day.
'Photographing Physics' Competition - Spring 2021
With our return to school on 8th March and the Covid restrictions that are still in place, 'Science Week' is going to have to look slightly different this year. Although, following on from the success and engagement with the Family Marble Run Challenge we are again working with the Ogden Trust Science team to launch our next event.
The focus this time will be on Physics. You may not be able to explain what Physics is or even what it is all about, but you probably know a lot more about Physics than you first thought! Watch the video below or talk to someone at home about what Physics could be and that may get you thinking about an idea for your competition entry.
Please make sure that you read through the competition rules on this page before you start to take your pictures, as they are very strict!
The Family Marble Madness Challenge - Autumn 2020
As part of the Ogden Schools Partnership programme, families were invited to take part in creating a timed marble run. Three winners were chosen from each school, which was incredibly difficult, as we had so many amazing entries! A winner was chosen based on the criteria of accuracy, ingenuity and design.
Science at Newhall Community Junior School
At Newhall we aim to deliver an engaging, practical and stimulating science curriculum which excites our children and encourages them to make links through the wider curriculum. We achieve this through high quality teaching and promoting a sense of curiosity through exploration, questioning and thinking about the world around them. Our focus is on : comparative/fair testing, research, observation over time, pattern-seeking and identifying, grouping and classifying. These are represented with key symbols within our school.
We were very proud to receive the Primary Science Quality Mark in 2019.
Below are our core science principles which were written by both our staff and children and underpin our science curriculum.