Hello!!

Just an end of term message about science at Totley. This year we have been promoting science throughout school. From discussions with pupils and staff it seems that we all enjoy science here!! Especially when we get to explore our own questions and develop our understanding of the world around us through exciting investigations and experiments.

Lots of children have been involved in our KS2 science club – this has been given some very positive feedback from parents, children and course leaders. I am hoping to get the chance to be more hands on during next half term. If you are interested in joining in after Christmas, please enquire at the school office.

There is a short animoto below with a small sample of the work we have been participating in during our science lessons and clubs this year.

Over Christmas, as part of a whole-school optional homework, I have found some links to some great science activities with a Christmassy twist!! If you would like to complete any of these at home I would LOVE to see the pictures, or finished articles, after the holidays. It would be great to make a display from these and I have got some special science stickers! If you would like to email any pictures please send them straight to me at: agoodbody@totley.sheffield.sch.uk.

http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/11/07/10-christmas-science-activities/

The above website has a range of different activities – feel free to find your own as well!!

Finally, I would just like to draw your attention to a very exciting event that is happening tomorrow. Tim Peake will be heading into Space tomorrow morning at 11:00am. He will be the first British astronaut on the International Space Station and he will be spending six months in space completing a range of experiments. He is very keen on inspiring children and developing their interest in Space. There are many activities all over the internet which have been produced with his mission in mind. The launch will be televised by a number of channels including live on the BBC and online via NASA TV and ESA TV.

Last but not least, I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and I am looking forward to developing our enthusiasm for Science even further next year!!

Miss Goodbody
(Science co-ordinator)