Super Science at Thorndown

Super Science at Thorndown!

The National Science and Engineering week is taking place

between the 13th and 26th March 2017. Organised by the British Science Association

across the UK, our nearest location is based close by in Cambridge. It is an exciting

opportunity to discover, question and take part in scientific activities at some interesting

venues. The event has a whole host of exciting topics, from talks to hands-on activities

that I am sure will have something for everyone, whatever your age and interest (and

the great thing is, most things are free!) Some do need to be booked though – booking

via the website that opened 20th February 2017). This years’ theme for the festival is

titled ‘Getting Personal’. The website has full and comprehensive details about the whole

programme of events, accessibility etc and can be found at

During January, children in Year One and Two participated in the RSPB Big Bird Watch.

We were pleased to take part in this national event in which pupils went out and about

making observations and tallying their findings. A whole school assembly drew

awareness to the national event and outlined the scientific reasoning and benefits from

analysing data. I wonder which were the top three most frequent visitors in the UK in

2017? What does that say about other wildlife and numbers of certain species?

As with previous years, Thorndown have a Science Week planned, but later during the

Summer Term. Outdoor learning is going to be the theme. Look out for work and

learning being celebrated later on in the school newsletter! Above all, keep enjoying

science. It’s all around us!