Science

Science at Corringham School

Science teaching follows the National Curriculum guidelines, providing a broad, relevant Science curriculum for all the children. For further details on how science is taught and progression is monitored, please see file below.

We teach a balance between knowledge and investigation skills, which we aim to develop through hands on experiences. Pupils are encouraged to solve problems by making close observations, planning, predicting, fair testing and recording their findings in a systematic way. We embrace opportunities to link Science with Maths and Literacy wherever possible, such as the collection of data in charts and tables and the presentation of knowledge in the form of information texts. A further focus of the subject is developing responsible attitudes towards the environment and all living things within our school.Our children learn about science through practical ‘hands on’ experiences wherever possible with scientific enquiry being an integrated aspect of the topics being studied.

Take a look at this year’s long term planning to see the topics covered in school below.

Science Day

We are looking forward to a whole school science day on 27th January. It will be filled with exciting science investigations and experiments to help develop vocabulary, understanding, promote scientific enquiry and have fun! Photos to follow later.

Lincolnshire Schools Challenge 2023

This year, our Year 2 children are taking part in the Lincolnshire School Challenge and will be undertaking a revamp of the school pond. The theme of the project is Nature Nurture. The children will research pond design, plants, habitats and lifecycles as well as making a new bug hotel in the pond area. They will also be creating mini ponds using plastic tubs to encourage nature into different parts of the school grounds. During the Lincolnshire show, they will have a stand and talk to members of the public and judges about their project. 

School Garden

We are fortunate to have our own school garden which is tended to by Mrs Cunningham, Mr Gordon and the children. The children also use the garden as part of their hands on science: – growing plants, tending and caring for them, including the weeding and digging the vegetable and fruit beds / tyres. They have created a bug hotel which is great for supporting minibeast topics and habitats. Mrs Cunningham works in the garden four lunchtimes a week and always has a band of enthusiastic helpers! Children have also created a digging pit, fairy garden and dinosaur land! Our children are able to develop their own scientific knowledge though spending time in the garden and can often be overheard relating information they have learnt and applying their scientific skills.

Whizz, Bang, Pop!

We subscribe to the monthly science magazine, Whizz, Bang, Pop! which is full of fun science activities, articles and has a focus on a different scientist each month. 

PSQM Science Award

We have attained the silver PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) which has included specific training for staff and supported raising the profile of science within school.  Why not take a look at the Power Point below which was  submitted.

Some Science Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml

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

http://easyscienceforkids.com/

http://www.lovemyscience.com/

Files to Download

Artsmark logo Sing Up Platinum Award Internet Odyssey Primary Science Quality Mark Silver School Games Bronze

We would love to hear from you!

CorringhamChurch of England Primary School
Middle Street, Corringham, Gainsborough
Lincolnshire DN21 5QS