Irchester news: the BBC Terrific Scientific School of Excellence Award

Last week we got the very exciting news, that we have been made a BBC Terrific Scientific School of Excellence! Year 5 and 6 have been doing lots of exciting experiments with BBC Terrific Scientific. We have had lots of fun doing activities like: looking at and counting our taste buds, finding out how our digestive system works, how exercise affects our brain and weighting the trees in our field. Each experiment came with a live lesson from the BBC which we all watched in our classes.

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This term we completed an exercise experiment by doing a quiz about attention and memory. What we did was, do the quiz before and after different forms of exercise such as skipping, jumping, jogging and running as fast as we can and as long as we could. We also did the quiz before and after sitting outside as a control. This was in case it was being outside rather than the exercise changing how well we did in the quiz.

We are very proud to have received the BBC Terrific Scientific School Of Excellence Award. We got it for standing out amongst the crowd with our knowledge, results and enthusiasm doing all the Terrific Scientific experiments so far. We’re excited about the next experiment which is about evolution and feet, if your school isn’t taking part yet it’s not too late: you can find out more and join at

By Libby (Yr 6) and Emily (Yr 5).


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