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The national curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

 

Our School Science Policy

Key Priorities:

  1. Improve pupils’ deep and meaningful understanding and mastery of scientific language and vocabulary in order to promote informed and deliberate selections of the language they use in oral and written responses. Ensure that language is taught in a multitude of creative ways, ensure that vocabulary is clearly displayed on Science wall, in Science and Statistics book and is clearly used and referred to in lessons.

 

  1. Achievements for all pupils via cross curricular teaching. Clear links to be made between core subjects of Maths and Literacy, documented in medium term plans to show a multitude of curriculum objectives being met. Emphasis should be placed where natural links occur e.g. between Science and Statistics. May also be linked with Art, RE, Computing and other relevant subjects.

 

  1. Ensure that a minimum of one experiment is carried out per half term. Experiment should link with current Science topic or main topic in class. Evidence of experiment including pictures, videos, hypothesis, analysis, outcomes, should be clearly documented and presented in Science books. Student voice should be clear and show understanding of scientific purpose and procedure.

 

  1. Improve basic knowledge of scientific facts and figures and be able to recall them and refer to them in current and new topics.

 

Term 1 – September 2019

As the new school year begins we are excited to start our new Science topics and experiments to follow. Please see below to learn more about what each class will be learning.

Year 1 – Miss Zeina will be teaching about animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Year 2 – Miss McFarlane will be teaching about animals including humans.

Year 3 – Ms Bafour will be teaching about light and shadow.

Year 4 – Ms Mehta will be teaching about sound.

Year 5 – Ms Nakonieczna will be teaching about animals including humans.

Year 6 – Ms Matthews will be teaching about keeping healthy.


Term 2 – November 2019

Year 1 – Miss Zeina will be teaching about seasons. 

Year 2 – Miss McFarlane will be teaching about living things and their habitats. 

Year 3 – Ms Bafour will be teaching about food chains.

Year 4 – Ms Mehta will be teaching about electricity.

Year 5 – Ms Nakonieczna will be teaching about healthy living.

Year 6 – Ms Matthews will be teaching about light. 


Term 3 – January 2020

Year 1 – Miss Zeina will be teaching about materials. 

Year 2 – Miss McFarlane will be teaching about uses of everyday materials. 

Year 3 – Ms Esau will be teaching about forces and magnets. 

Year 4 – Ms Mehta will be teaching about states about matter. 

Year 5 – Ms Nakonieczna will be teaching about stages of human growth and development

Year 6 – Ms Matthews will be teaching about electricity. 


Term 4 – February 2020

Year 1 – Miss Zeina will be teaching about the five senses. 

Year 2 – Miss McFarlane will be teaching about mini beasts. 

Year 3 – Ms Esau will be teaching about working scientifically with structures. 

Year 4 – Ms Mehta will be teaching about working scientifically with dyes. 

Year 5 – Ms Nakonieczna will be teaching about properties and changes of materials.

Year 6 – Ms Matthews will be teaching about living things and their habitats. 


There are lots of amazing websites to help support your learning of Science! Check out a few of our favourites below!

 

1. Edheads is great for younger aspiring scientists

http://www.edheads.org/

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2. Curiosity Machine will teach you about AI

https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/curiosity-machine

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3. Teachers TryScience is full of online experiments

http://www.teacherstryscience.org/

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4. The Exploratorium is the go-to site for interactive learning

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

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5. Science Kids will engage a kid’s mind

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

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6. BrainPOP will do just that

https://www.brainpop.com/

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7. National Geographic Kids is fun and educational

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

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8. Wonderville is great for all ages

https://wonderville.org/

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