Science

Science

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, Science is about questioning, investigating, and discovering. We believe that, for primary children, Science should be practical and investigative and promote the need for caring and sensitive attitudes towards all living things and their surroundings.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science (attached).

Science Vision

Through the teaching and learning of science, we give children the opportunity to pursue their natural curiosity by exploring and investigating the world around them.  

We  develop their scientific skills through hands-on, inquiry based learning which enables the children to raise questions and devise fair-test investigations to answer them.

We promote stimulating experiences that will deepen the children’s understanding of scientific concepts and build their knowledge and vocabulary of the subject.

To do this, we encourage all our children to ask questions, share ideas, try new things, make mistakes and try again. Through this process, the children are able to reflect on their learning and develop key skills that will equip them for the ever-changing world in which they live.

Aims

- To promote the enjoyment of Science and to develop scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences,

- To ensure children learn about ways of thinking, of finding out and communicating ideas and explore values and attitudes through science.

Subject Leader

Mrs Hanley

Mrs Hanley ensures that all the aspects of the Science National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

 

Mrs Hanley reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for Science to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  

  

Mrs Hanley also produces an annual action plan for Science; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within Science; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 

 

Useful Websites

KS1 (Year 1 & 2) – lots of fun interactive activities

KS2 (Years 3-6) – lots of fun interactive activities

Explorify - you will need to set up an account but can do so as a home learner (free) but there is lots of activities that are regularly updated. 

NASA Kids’ Club - provides a plethora of space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space.

Nat Geo Kids - enables Science lovers to explore the world of science through a collection of apps, games, magazines, toys, videos, and many other materials.

 

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