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.

School Garden

We are fortunate to have our own school garden which is tended to by Mrs Cunningham, the garden club and children throughout the school. 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 dinosaur area, fairy garden and mud pit all of which are frequented regularly by the children. A compost bin encourages children to help with recycling and taking care of the environment.

Lincolnshire School Challenge

Our year 2 children are taking part in the Lincolnshire Schools Challenge this year. This will involve revamping our school pond area and creating a new bug hotel as part of our chosen topic of Nature Nurture. The children will be researching pond habitats, design and planting. They are hoping to encourage lots of wildlife into the area, and would be very excited to find a great crested newt taking up residence! The year 2's will be supported in the challenge by the garden club and other children who enjoy working in the garden. 

Whole School Science Day

Our whole school science day took place in February and was an opportunity for the children to work together in developing their science skills and knowledge. There was a great buzz around the school all day as the children  took part in 10 different fun activities - Garden Art, Marble Runs, Chromatography, Dancing Raisins, Paper Planes, Rocket Mice, Magnet investigations, Making paint, Straw Pan Flutes and taking part in the Great British Bird Watch. 

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

Files to Download

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

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