Our Exciting Science Week has been a journey of exploration for our pupils.

Inspiring the Next Generation: Year 6s Create Sustainable Solutions for Science Week 

Science Week Bio Plastic Year 6

As Science Week unfolded at Forres Sandle Manor, a remarkable project took shape, capturing the hearts and minds of students and educators alike. In a bid to tackle the global issue of single-use plastics, our Year 6 students embarked on a journey of scientific exploration, innovation, and sustainability.

Faced with the challenge of devising a viable alternative to conventional single-use plastics, these young scientists turned to the realm of chemistry for answers. Armed with curiosity and determination, they set out to create a bio-plastic that could potentially revolutionise our approach to packaging and waste management.

What makes their endeavour truly remarkable is not just the end result, but the journey they undertook to reach it. Working with food-grade materials, the students engaged in a proof-of-concept study, delving deep into the principles of chemistry and material science.


Exploring the Passage of Time: Year 6 Scientists Dive into Water Clocks 

Science Week Water Clocks Year 6

Our Year 6 students recently embarked on a captivating journey through the realms of time and measurement.     

With ingenuity and creativity as their guiding forces, the students set out to construct their water clocks, drawing inspiration from the ingenious devices used by civilizations long past to mark the passage of time. Through hands-on experimentation and exploration, they sought to understand the intricate relationship between quantity, flow, and the measurement of time.

As the water trickled through their meticulously crafted timepieces, the students embarked on a voyage of discovery, unravelling the mysteries of timekeeping one droplet at a time. They observed how the steady rhythm of water served as a tangible embodiment of time’s inexorable march, offering a visceral understanding of its elusive nature.

But this endeavour was more than just a scientific experiment; it was a journey of enlightenment and understanding. By immersing themselves in the construction and operation of water clocks, the pupils gained a newfound appreciation for the ingenious methods employed by ancient civilizations to navigate the complexities of time.

Next up for our intrepid scientists? Who knows what mysteries they’ll unravel next as they continue their odyssey through the captivating realms of science and discovery? Keep checking back to our Science Week blog for more updates from across our year groups.


 Diving into the thrilling world of science and speed! 

Science Week - Speed

During Science Week, our pupils embarked on an exhilarating journey through time and engineering. Focused on the fascinating concept of speed, they tackled the challenge of engineering the fastest rollercoaster carts imaginable.

With keen eyes on reducing friction and enhancing aerodynamics, our budding engineers pushed the boundaries of innovation. 


Science Week - Sustainability

Shaping the Future of Transportation in Fordingbridge!

During Science Week, our talented Year 7 students have taken on an inspiring challenge: designing the next generation of public transport for our beloved town of Fordingbridge.

With sustainability, efficiency, and accessibility in mind, these young innovators put their creative minds to work. 

Their task? To develop public transport systems that not only reduce our carbon footprint but also ensure that everyone can travel conveniently and on time. Through meticulous planning and ingenuity, they’ve crafted prototype models that showcase the future of transportation in Fordingbridge.

Here’s to a future where innovation drives us forward, one sustainable ride at a time!


Science Week Photographs

Year 3 National Science Week Highlights! 

In celebration of National Science Week, Mr Hosking is thrilled to showcase some of the exciting experiments conducted by Years 3 and 4! 🌟 From exploring the effects of different liquids on eggshells to investigating rocks and soil absorption rates, these budding scientists are diving into hands-on learning with enthusiasm!

Year 3 Science Week Measuring

Not only are they mastering scientific terms like ‘Hypothesis’ and ‘Fair Test’, but they’re also making connections to subjects like Maths as they record results and create bar charts. 📈 Impressive stuff, right?

But wait, there’s more! After the Easter break, get ready as the children take their scientific curiosity to the next level in the Science Laboratory! 

The Photographs

Wrapping Up Science Week in Style!

What a fantastic finale to our Science Week as our Reception Class embarked on a colourful journey of exploration!  From experimenting with Chromatography using Skittles to creating stunning Rainbows with coloured inks and water, it was a mesmerizing sight to behold!

Science Week Reception - Chromatography

The children were captivated as they observed how different pigments separate uniquely when immersed in water, sparking curiosity and wonder at every turn.

A huge round of applause to our budding scientists for their enthusiasm and curiosity throughout Science Week! Who knew learning could be this much fun?

The Photographs

A huge thank you to our Head of Science Mrs Young for such a fabulous week of Scince.


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