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    Sciences - Autumn 2017

    Our Sciences Masterclasses aim to bring together like-minded Year 5 children (Year 6 in the Autumn Term) from local primary schools to work through a variety of stimulating scientific investigations using techniques and equipment that are not usually available to children of this age.

    In Autumn Term 2017  we will be holding two identical courses (‘Fitzpiers’ and ‘Stafford’).  Each course will comprise six sessions of 90 minutes duration, with two sessions focussing of each of the sciences. Taught by subject specialists, the courses will run in parallel but will complete the sessions in a different order to each other.
    The dates are in the table below.  Please note that the timings are different to those for the Mathematics and the History and English Masterclasses.  The first meeting will start with a short briefing for parents.
    Dates Timings Sessions
    Sat 9 Sep
    Intro briefing 1000-1015; class 1015-1145

    *Please note that the two courses will complete the sessions in a different order from each other and not necessarily in the order outlined below:

    • Biology 1: Crime Detectives
    • Chemistry 1: Fire and Light
    • Physics 1: Light Fantastic
    • Biology 2: Mini-beast Adventurers
    • Chemistry 2: Try This at Home!
    • Physics 2: Blast Off! 
    Sat 16 Sep 0930-1100
    Sat 23 Sep 0930-1100
    Break for Kimbolton School Open Morning (Senior School) (30 Sep)
    Sat 7 Oct 0930-1100 (NB: this is also Kimbolton Prep School Open Morning)
    Break for Kimbolton School Field Weekend and Half Term (14, 21 and 28 Oct)
    Sat 4 Nov 0930-1100
    Sat 11 Nov Class 0915-1045; final presentation 1045-1115

    Although each session is independent of the others, we expect children to attend all of the Masterclasses in their course.  There is no charge but places are limited and we cannot guarantee a place for every child who applies.  

    We have written to head teachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children.  The deadline for applications is 8am on Wednesday 28 June; we will confirm offers of places by the evening of Wednesday 12 July. Our next series after this one will be for 2017-18 Year 5 pupils in Summer Term 2018 and we will write to head teachers of participating schools by mid-February.

    Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-memoire for parents are below.

    Apply for a Place