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Elfrida Primary School

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Elfrida goes Green


We recently won an award for our changes towards the environment and our recycling system we have put in place. 

Well done to the Eco-Warriors who helped us with this.



Welcome to Elfrida's Science Page

At Elfrida Mrs Holland leads on Science teaching and learning.

Science gives children the opportunity to be inquisitive, to explore and find out about the world around them. As they progress through the school, the children carry out practical investigations with greater independence and have the opportunity to research information and use a variety of equipment and resources to test out their ideas. In their work children develop a variety of strategies to analyse what they have found out and are encouraged to record their findings accordingly.



yesSave Gorne Woodsyes

Our Eco-Warriors have been to visit Gorne wood in Brockley. 
Gorne Wood is at risk of being built on and many schools in Lewisham have been raising funds to prevent this from happening. 
Please take a look at our pictures below. 

Water 💦 

Year 4 and 5 have been creating posters for a competition for the NHS to raise awareness about the importance of water in the world! 



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Year 4 and 5 have been creating recycling posters to encourage the Elfrida community to reduce, reuse and recycle to help our planet. 

Year 3- Plants


Year 3 have been busy creating a3 consolidation pages for their recent topic Plants. Take a look at their learning below. 

Science Week 2022- Year 3

Science Week 2022- Year 6

Science Skills progression

Eco- School Green Flag Award


I would like to share some exciting news, this year our school has made the decision to work towards Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation (!


Eco-Schools began in 1994 and is the largest educational programme on the planet (there are currently 70 countries delivering the Eco-Schools programme around the world), in England it is operated by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The Eco-Schools programme focuses on empowering young people to lead environmental education and action in their school, local community and beyond. It does this by providing a simple, seven-step framework that turns pupils into forward-thinking, decision-making, planet-protectors.


There are multiple reasons we have decided to embark on the journey to Eco-Schools Green Flag. Firstly, our planet (and all life on it) is already beginning to feel the catastrophic effects of climate change, plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and a myriad of other environmental challenges. We want our pupils to be aware of the challenges our planet faces, and will continue to face throughout their lifetimes. We don’t want our pupils to avoid or shy-away from these challenges: we want to engage young people in conversations about them and we want to provide them with the skills needed to tackle these challenges directly. Our hope is by doing this we will empower our pupils with the passion and skills to protect our planet now and throughout their lifetimes, including as they grow to become leaders, decision-makers and educators themselves. Alongside benefitting our planet, we also hope it will benefit our pupils - independent research has found that pupil participation in the Eco-Schools programme leads to: increased confidence, development of leadership skills, improved behaviour and greater motivation at school. We also anticipate it will help our school, it is proven Eco-Schools consume less water, use less energy and produce less waste, which creates financial savings for schools which can then be spent on important educational resources.


You may be reading this and wondering, ‘How does this impact me?’ Well, our young Eco-Warriors are yet to decide on the environmental actions we will embark upon, so a detailed answer is difficult. However, over the coming months you may notice: environmental hints and tips on our school newsletters; invites to litter-picks, marine-cleans, community gardening days or other similar events; requests for donations of time, equipment or expertise; and, perhaps most noticeably, a young person in your home with a keen interest in all things environmental. This interest may manifest in various ways, which may include: increased awareness of correct recycling practices; a determination to switch lights off when not in use; a desire to create bug hotels and bird feeders; offers to help nurture nearby plants and maybe sometimes even requests to time their (and your) showers!


I hope you’re as excited about our Eco-Schools journey as everyone at school is - if you would like to find out more, or get involved, please feel free to contact me directly @


Our Eco-School topics this year are:





Elfrida Eco-School Award

We have recruited eco warriors across the school in each class in KS2. 

Meet our Eco Warriors below.

Year 3 - Callie, PamPam and Meshach

Year 4 - Keeva and Joshua

Year 5 - Esther and Simon

Year 6 - Jiya and Baveesh




My Activity Passport


How many tasks can you complete over the summer holidays from the activity passport?


Please see below for the 'My Activity Passport'. You may not be able to complete all of these at the moment but as things open up again you may be able to complete all activities by the end of the school year.


Please take some photos when completing the activities and show your class teacher or email your photos

My Activity Passport

Science Week 2021

15th of March - 19th of March 2021


This year, Elfrida Primary School participated in British Science Week (15th – 19th March 2021).

The national theme was ‘Innovating for the Future’ and every class in school participated in carrying out investigations linked with the theme.



In addition to the activities in school, we also had a whole school competition.



The winners for the competition are below. 

Well done everyone who entered the competition, we had over 100 entries and it was very difficult to decide!


Reception Science Week

Year 1 Science Week

Year 3 Science Week

Year 4 Science Week

Year 5 Science Week

Year 6 Science Week