Science lessons are planned in units which are taught over a half-term period. There is a strong emphasis on investigative learning, with pupils working collaboratively, undertaking practical activities, discussing their work and drawing their own conclusions from their results. Health and Safety Education forms an essential part of the science curriculum.
Science is also taught across the curriculum through the use of STEM.
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through STEM, students develop key skills including: problem solving, creativity and critical analysis.
Using STEM the children are able to increase their experiences both outside the classroom through exploring and hands experiences and inside the classroom by partnering up with professionals involved in STEM careers where appropriate.
Please click on the links below to find Home Learning resources linked to our curriculum for the Autumn Term.
Year 1 – Everyday materials. Have a look around your home, what can you find? What is it made out of?
Year 2- Everyday Materials. How can you make a material change? Does it change back?
Year 3- Everyday Materials. Have a look at some of the food you have in your home, can you separate this into the food groups? Explain how you have sorted them.
Year 4 -Animals including humans. Have a look at different animals and their food chains. Is this similar or different to other animals?
Year 5 - Earth and Space. Can you explain the movement in the solar system around the sun? Does this vary planet to planet?
Year 6 - Animals including humans. What is the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the human body?
Science should be fun, investigative and engaging. There is nothing quite like getting out there and investigating the world around you, but there are also many interactive tools that can be used to help develop children's understanding. Please click some of the links below: