Our intent for Science is to promote children in asking their own questions, supporting their own inquisitive thoughts and providing them with the skills to find the answers, through Working Scientifically. We want the children to have the skills to investigate their own questions, linking what they have been taught previously. We build skills from the Early Years to Year 6, so the children become more confident as they progress through school. The children are taught how to use equipment safely from the beginning of school, to support them in planning, conducting and evaluating their own investigations.
Our Science Lead is Mrs Lowe and if you have any questions for Science, please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
In Science we have been working hard to develop our Working Scientifically within our lessons. We use PEMROC to help the children plan their investigations.
Our Science Priorities
We have highlighted the following priorities for Science this year.
- To develop the profile of Science across the school.
- To ensure a wide range of Working Scientifically is being used in all classes.
- To have more children participate in the Science Fair.
The children in Robins come back to have their toys frozen. They needed to investigate how they could free their toys. They understood that ice is a solid and when it melts it becomes a liquid. The then used tools to try and free them but soon realised they needed to leave them to melt!
As part of their Snow and Ice topic, the children were given frozen paints. They had to discuss how they could paint with them. They understood that the ice needed to melt for them to be able to paint.
We held our first school Science Fair in May 2019. The children created their own projects and shared them with the rest of the school. We were so impressed with how well the children could explain their projects and how confident they were when demonstrating to others. The top 3 entries then went on to share their projects at the Community Science Fair, where other schools joined ours to have an enrichment day for Science.
The children had been learning about the weather and shared their learning as weather presenters to the rest of the class.
This was our first Community Science Fair, where we encouraged other schools to join ours to develop Science further. We had the Major come and present certificates to the children after they had presented their Science projects. It was a very successful event and will continue the project annually.