From rockets and planes to watching eggs hatch – Potters Bar pupils mark National Science Week

Pope Paul Catholic Primary School National Science Week.

Pope Paul Catholic Primary School National Science Week. - Credit: Archant

A Potters Bar primary school was buzzing with excitement last week as pupils enjoyed a week full of activities to celebrate National Science Week.

The Pope Paul Catholic Primary School hall was filled with rockets and planes as the children were led to a discovery of flight by the Herts Setpoint Team.

On Tuesday, March 14, the Year 6 class took a trip to Westminster Abbey to learn about Charles Darwin and explore the theory of evolution through practical experiments.

Seven owls from the Night Owl Team displayed their flying skills and beauty on Wednesday, as they soared to the school hall ceiling and perched on the children’s shoulders.

On Thursday the Year 3 and 4 classes visited the RAF Museum in Hendon and learnt about the history of flight and had the chance to sit in some aeroplanes used in World War Two.


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The reception class have been watching six eggs hatch into chicks this week as part of their science topic on new life.

Headteacher Liz Heymoz, said: “The school was a hive of activity as the children engaged in the practical learning activities.

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“On Friday our parents visited the classes and shared the learning.

“There was a magical moment when one of the reception class eggs cracked, and a chick made its way into the world.”

Miss Chandler, science leader, added: “We are working hard to achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Silver Award.

“The impact of practical science learning can be seen in the progress our children are making.

“It is wonderful to see them so engaged and eager to ask questions.”

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