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    Sciences - Summer 2018

    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 Summer Term 2018  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 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 28 April
    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! 
    Break for Bank Holiday Weekend
    Sat 12 May 0930-1100
    Sat 19 May 0930-1100
    Break for Kimbolton School Speech Day then Half Term
    Sat 9 June 0930-1100
    Sat 16 June 0930-1100
    Sat 23 June 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 has now passed; we have written to parents/carers to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. Our next series after this one will be in Autumn Term 2018 for 2018-19 Year 6 pupils.

    Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-memoire for parents will be added below.