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This year at Parkside we are having a Science Year! Please keep an eye on this page for more information. In the mean time, why not check out this Topical Science Newsletter that gives you lots of exciting and interesting Scientific information. Just click on the blue writing to take you to some external links.

September Update

This half term Year 2 are learning all about Living Things and their Habitats! Wild Science (a company specialising in delivering Animal Education) came in with a variety of animals for the children to explore. Year 2 had lots of fun whilst learning about how animals are specially adapted to live in their habitats. Below are some quotes from two of our Year 2 children about their learning.


"I now know that animals are suited to where they live. For example a penguin wouldn't be able to survive in the desert because it's too hot!" - Gracie, Matisse Class.

"Guinea pigs are furry because their habitat is cold. Their fur keeps them warm." - K'Tarni, Matisse Class.


Fantastic learning Year 2! Mrs Millan smiley

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NOW ADVERTISING: Science Ambassador Roles for this academic year! Please click on the application above. Successful applicants will be given their very own lab coat smiley 


Good luck to all those entering!

Parkside Science Club

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The children of Parkside Science club have been set a challenge this half term...


"How can we harvest the rainwater to water our school courtyard?"


The children have already begun to think about the best way they can do this and Mrs Millan and Ms Houghton have been very impressed with their ideas so far! Keep an eye on this page for regular updates!

Science Club

This week in Science Club we made our very own bird feeders. We did this to provide a food source for the birds during the winter months and to attract them in to our courtyard. We are going to keep an eye out to see which birds come and visit. If you would like to make your own bird feeders at home, follow the recipe below smiley


You will need:

  • Lard (softened at room temperature)
  • Spoon
  • String or twine
  • Old yoghurt pots/plastic cups/pine cones
  • Any of the following: wild bird seed, currants, sultanas, oats, bread and cake crumbs, grated cheese and peanuts


Use one part fat to two parts bird seed. 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until it holds together.

Squish your mixture around the pine cones (tie string around the top beforehand) or fill plastic cups and allow them to set in the fridge before peeling the plastic off so that the birds can eat from it easily (you will need an adult to help you with this).


It's easy, effective and most importantly it is a good source of food for wild birds. Have a look at the pictures below to see the process that you need to follow. It really is very easy. Good luck! Let us know if you manage to make your own smiley

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