Monthly Archives: September 2013

What do gills look like?

During Questions Week at Irchester the children have been finding out the answer to some of their questions. Sam had been studying habitats and how animals adapt to their environment and asked “What do gills actually look like?” So, Sam … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photography Competition

Many children in Irchester school are studying habitats, adaptation and minibeasts for their science topics this term. So we want to include that in a fun competition. As part of our Questions Week we are asking “What’s in YOUR garden?” … Continue reading

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Questions Week at Lab_13 Irchester

“Curiosity killed the cat but not asking questions made him sad” This week is Questions Week at Lab_13 Irchester! The questions board in Lab_13 has been over flowing with questions, which is brilliant, so we decided to encourage the entire … Continue reading

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Gillespie visit to Lab 13 at Irchester

On 13th July 2013, the Lab 13 committee at Gillespie visited the Lab 13 at Irchester Primary School. What an inspiring day! We were made to feel incredibly welcome and participated in some great experiments so we got a feel … Continue reading

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Primary Science CPD and Children’s Workshops

PRIMARY SCIENCE CPD AND CHILDREN S WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE At Lab_13 Irchester, we have been successfully running staff training for both teachers and teaching assistants for a range of schools in Northamptonshire , plus a range of workshops for … Continue reading

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Dads, Spiders and Microscopes…..

Dads’ Club is back this term and they have been playing with microscopy. So what happens when you give lots of dads lots of microscopes to examine minibeasts both dead and alive? They make it their mission to find the … Continue reading

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Bryson visits Irchester

On Friday we invited Bryson Gore from Dovecote Lab_13 to speak to Year 3 and 4 at Irchester. Their topic this term is “Inventors and Inventions” and as Bryson is Inventor in Residence in Dovecote we thought he would be … Continue reading

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Ebony’s Fundraiser

Hi! Ebony here! I am a member of the Irchester Ex-Committee, also known as a FLaB (Friend of Lab_13). Even though I am not actually on the Committee anymore, I still do fund raisers to raise money for the new … Continue reading

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“Spider in da house”

  Citizen science is when members of the public can become involved and play a very important role in real scientific research. Often, this is collecting data from all over the country. During the summer, Lab_13 Irchester took part in … Continue reading

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New Committee Members at Irchester!

Introducing the new four Year 5s who will replace the children that left for secondary school last year. They wrote excellent application letters, impressed during interviews and were thrilled to accept their places on the Lab_13 Irchester Management Committee.  We … Continue reading

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