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Make great use of a science magazine, e.g. ‘Whizz Pop Bang’, with children and their parents who might not normally see them to complete a fun and engaging science activity at home.
A child is chosen each week to take home the ‘Science Family Share Folder’ (reading folders are fine). This includes the magazine or science book, a letter for parents explaining what to do and a book to record ideas and investigations into (using diagrams, photos, jottings and writing). Homework is celebrated weekly in class and half termly in a celebration assembly.
Ask Teaching Assistants, or parent helper groups to take on the organising of the folders for each class.
Developed by St Augustine’s CE Primary School, Sarah Nuttall & Laurence Gibaut