Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.
Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.
Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction
of society and the future of the world.
Year 2 Animals and their Habitats
13th Feb 2024
Year 2 have been talking about animals and their habitats and how an animal is best suited for different habitats. We have discussed how animals such as polar bears, penguins, camels and monkeys are all suited to different habitats. We have looked at The Sahara and Antarctica and found out why they are both deserts. We then used addresses such as 'Igloo Avenue, Ice Cap Ridge, Arctic Way' to decide which habitat was being describe before making the habitat out of boxes and craft material. d
Year 5 - Science - Investigating materials for thermal conductivity
1st Feb 2024
Another week, another science investigation! Year 5 love investigating materials! Our investigations create more questions which in turn create the need for more investigations! We recorded and shared our data, then plotted our findings on a line graph..
Year 5 - Science - testing electrical conductivity
24th Jan 2024
Science this term involves looking at materials and their properties - for this lesson our Year 5 scientists looked at electrical conductivity, they had to remember their work on circuits from Year 4! My rubber glove has definitely seen better days!
Reception- Science- Testing
8th Dec 2023
The children have been looking at the story of 'The Gingerbread man' In the story the Gingerbread man has to cross a river, so we decided to test different types of water temperatures and types to see which would dissolve the Gingerbread man the quickest. We tested three different samples; one was cold muddy water to represent the river, then we used cold salty water to represent the sea and then we used warm water to represent a bath. The children then had to predict what might happen in each pot and then we tested them.
Reception-Science- Looking at how the wind changes position and appearance of things
24th Nov 2023
The Children have been exploring the wind and how it changes the position of things. We used a kite to see how the wind moved the kite through the air, the children had a go at flying the kite and then made their own kites to try.
Year 1 - Science - Materials - Water & Ice - Melt & Freeze
23rd Nov 2023
Those naughty Evil Peas were at it again in Year 1 - they had frozen all the vegetables in ice! We looked at water and ice and tried to describe what they were like. We then used our science brains to make a plan to free the vegetables! We decided to pour warm water over the ice, to use a hairdryer and to smash the ice off! We were so happy to help our veggie friends!
Year 5 - Science - SPACE DAY 2023
16th Nov 2023
Photos from our spectacular inhouse Space Day!
Reception-Science-Exploring waterproof materials
14th Nov 2023
The children have been learning about the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We tested different materials to see which ones were waterproof and if used for a roof would keep the pigs dry. The children then went off to make their own houses and test them themselves.
Year 1 - Science -Materials - Rock
9th Nov 2023
We have been looking at the difference between objects and the materials they are made of. We have been looking at rock. We were so interested to learn that rocks are so different! We carefully drew our rocks, looked at them through a magnifying screen and predicted which rock was heavier.
Year 1 - Science - Senses
20th Oct 2023
This half term, we have been learning all about the 5 senses!
Year 5 - Science - Forces
3rd Oct 2023
Our very own STEM scientists helped to facilitate a class experiment into air resistance!
Year 1 - Science / Geography - Seasons - Autumn
6th Sep 2023
Throughout the year, we will be learning about the seasons. We started by thinking about autumn. We went on a walk around the school grounds to look for clues that autumn had begun. We loved the sounds of the crunchy leaves!
17th Jul 2023
We had a wonderful (and wet) day at The Wilderness Foundation. We went pond dipping, bug hunting and did some den building too. We even managed to catch 'Noah the Newt'
KEY STAGE 1 - Years 1 and 2
During key stage 1 pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and phenomena.
They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas.
They evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.
KEY STAGE 2 - Years 3 - 6
During key stage 2 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories.
They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts.
They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs.
We break down the science curriculum into 4 main areas:
- Scientific enquiry
- Life processes and living things
- Materials and their properties
- Physical processes