Throughout our exciting science curriculum, we will inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
We endeavour to ensure that children understand that the world in which we live is changing, as a result of new scientific innovation, which is best achieved when we learn and work in a cooperative manner, growing our knowledge and skills together.
During lessons, our children will be encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment, whereby they acquire and apply core skills, which equip them for an ever-changing and modern world.
Wizz, Bang, Pop!
On Friday 27th November the school took part in a terrific Science Day arranged by Mrs Silberrad. Using ‘Stories within Science’ as our focus, the day aimed to visit those key areas of the curriculum the children had missed during the lockdown. Activities were carefully planned to allow the children to develop important skills such as observation, noticing patterns and drawing conclusions as well as developing important scientific knowledge.
Foundation & KS1
Work focused around ‘Naughty Peter Rabbit’, ‘Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Superworm.’ Discovery learning focused on questions such as ‘Where do seeds come from?’ ‘How do seeds travel and which will fly the furthest?’ and ‘Which creatures would be happiest living in our school outdoor environment?
Work focused around ‘Babushka’ and the properties of light. We asked questions about the properties of materials suitable for Babushka’s new curtains and what conditions were needed for the plants in her gardens.
Work focused on the properties of Solids, liquids and gases and reversible and irreversible changes. Using a range of ingredients including: bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, chocolate, coca cola, and ice, we had great fun predicting and observing what happened in a range of reactions. We even discovered the best way to produce clean water!