Since our last inspection we have worked really hard to improve the quality of the learning and teaching of Science in our school. It’s been an exciting couple of years!
We have achieved the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark. Fundamental to the achievement of this was introducing Switched on Science as guide and focus for learning and teaching and the role of Miss Hearn who is responsible for a range of projects in school from Eco Schools, Food for Life, Polli:Nation to Outdoor Learning in the Rolleston Plot.
Moving on we were successful in our application to part of the Polar Explorer Programme. 2018 should be an exciting launch year and will bring STEM: Science Technology Engineering and Maths into focus for our school as we work in partnership with our Polar Explorer Ambassador.
This Spring term we have introduced lab coats for Science lessons. Staff, pupils and parents have responded positively to this and are excited to wear them raising the importance and profile of Science in School.
Light and dark
Understanding of light and dark, shadows and how lights are used in different ways as part of celebrations
Identifying the different types of materials that objects are made from and discussing why they have been used for that particular purpose. In addition to this we will be looking at the origins of some of the materials e.g. whether they are man-made or not.
What caused that ‘racket’?
How do your ears work?
What do we mean by pitch and volume?
How does sound travel?
What do we know about the way telephones work and how have they changed over time?
Why do I like one type of music, but someone else likes another?
Will we ever send another human to the moon?
Moon landing conspiracy theories
Recreating the moon landing
Mobile planetarium visit
What would a journey through your body be like?
Links between heart, lungs, oxygen and blood
Impact of exercise on the body