Celebrating Science in our School
Science - What the children will learn
Check out these websites for exploring Science
BBC Bitesize - follow the website to find your year group!
Making Science even better...
Mrs Potton, who is the Science Lead, will be making sure pupils all following good practice and has implemented a health and safety guidance for our Science experiments. She will also be observing and monitoring our learning with the support of all the team.
This year we are developing how we write our Science experiments through a new write up called 'My Learning Box' and to ensure we continue to use good scientific language as well as enjoy and learn from the fantastic experiments we complete.
' Development Matters is used to support each individual child's development pathway'
This is shown in Science through observing, growing and exploring. Recently our children went to Southwell to explore the outdoors! It was a fantastic day out in the forest.
Extending our experiences
This year each class will have a scientist of the half term which is directly linked to their learning or the topic which they are learning about.
Each scientist has quote that is linked to our overarching topic and will be studied in class to learn more about them and their field of science e.g. biology, chemistry or physics. To find out more about each scientist check out your child's class page or the autumn term plan at the bottom of the page.
Autumn Term 1 - Courage
Autumn Term 2 - Peace
Spring Term 1 - Wisdom
Spring Term 2 - Faithfulness
Summer Term 1- Kindness
Summer Term 2 - Hope
Key Stage 1
During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
- asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
- observing closely, using simple equipment
- performing simple tests
- identifying and classifying
- using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
Key Stage 2
During years 3 and 4, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
- asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
- setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
- making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
- gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
- recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
- reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
- using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
- identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
- using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
During years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
- planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
- taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
- recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
- using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
- reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
- identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
Please click on the link below to find out our other topics covered in the Science National Curriculum.