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Growing In Faith and Learning

'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be the Headteacher at St. Leonard’s CofE Primary & Nursery School. We are located in the beautiful village of Wigginton and have a very strong community who are keen to support our school. Our strong Christian ethos underpins everything we do and everyone associated with our school is committed to helping our children ‘Grow in Faith and Learning’. Catherine Young- Headteacher.

Science

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 Miss Preece and if you have any questions for Science, please contact her on g.preece@st-leonards-wigginton.staffs.sch.uk

 

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.

Prediction

Equipment

Method

Results

Observations

Conclusion

Our children's opinions on Science

  • 'I think Science is really interesting!'
  • 'I think it is amazing because we look at lots of different things.'
  • 'My favourite part is when we do experiments.'
  • 'I like making predictions.'
  • 'I liked it when we did magnets - it was quite interesting.'
  • 'I like the green sheet at the end because I get to look back at my work.'

Science Overview

Science Policy

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.

Help! Our toys are Frozen!

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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!

Investigating Frozen Paint

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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.

St Leonard's first Science Fair

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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.

Kingfishers Weather Presenters

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The children had been learning about the weather and shared their learning as weather presenters to the rest of the class.  

Community Science Fair

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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. 

Falcons

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Owls - Sorting and Classifying

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Owls - Making Circuits

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Kingfishers Trip to Twycross Zoo

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Owls investigating different ramps for cars.

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