Children learn about science through practical ‘hands on’ experiences wherever possible with scientific enquiry being an integrated aspect of the topics being studied. Our ‘5 minute science’ sessions take part each term with every class doing the same, but age appropriate, investigation/experiment. Children can often be heard discussing their latest 5 minute science investigation by the display using scientific vocabulary and also applying their learning in different areas of scientific enquiry.
We are presently working towards 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 which has been submitted in support of our application – PSQM presentation
To support their learning and enhance the curriculum, the children have had visits from the local doctor, a paramedic (and ambulance), Reptile UK (including animals), a parent farmer (along with a tractor) and Mad Science to name but a few. If you have a job which involves science and would like to share your experience with our wonderful children, please contact the office, Mrs Burnett or Mrs Jones.
Our children have also visited The Deep, West Burton Power Station, been den building at Hartsholme Park and had a fantastic Science Day in school led by our amazing year 5/6 children. Currently, a parent supports the children and our Pupil Premium Champion with the school garden, it looks fantastic! Thank you for your hard work Mrs Stone and the PTFA for the gardening resources.
Mad Science are also delivering a popular after school club which is attended by 20% of our children.
Take a look at this year’s long term planning to see the topics covered in school.
Science curriculum 2017 -2018
Some Science Websites