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.
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'
Curly Wurly Championship Year 2.
6th Jul 2023
For more details see next week's newsletter!
Year 2 repotting our tomatoes and strawberries
7th Jun 2023
Following the donation from Noah's mummy and Olivers Nursery, we have had to re pot our tomatoes and strawberries as they have been growing so, so well. They are already flowering and have grown so big! We are looking forward to trying them when they are ready. A big thank you to Jamie, our student and ex-pupil, for helping the children. We think that for your first attempt at gardening you have done a fsbulous job!
Year 5 - Science - Which Mixture Makes The Best Bubbles?
19th May 2023
Year 5 devised their own investigation to answer their own questions about bubbly mixtures!
Our science results
17th May 2023
We crew cress in different amounts of light to see what would happen. We knew that if the cress was in the light that it would grow but would it in the dark?
Science: Growing plants and discovering
10th May 2023
Year 2 grew beans in bags last week but they have not flourished so we had a discussion about what was needed to grow some cress seeds. These much more successful and we got to taste the crop today. James spoke about how the cress had started to grow towards the light - they were kept on a cupboard in the hall becuase of Polling Day- and asked if we could do an investigation about how light affects growth. We set that investigation up today and will look at the results on Monday. We also planted our tomato and strawberry plants that were donated to us by Noah's mummy. It's a good job that we now know what a plant needs to grow. We are looking forward to tasting these crops. Look at next week's newslettr to find out about our light investigation results.
Year 2 Predicting and Observing in Science week 2
8th Mar 2023
We used Coca Cola, coins and Skittles today. We were amazed at our results today!
Year 2 Predicting and Observing in Science
1st Mar 2023
Today we started our science by doing coin rubbing- something that a lot of us hadn't done before. We than had to predict how many drops of water we coud fit onto each coin. We mostly predicted between 4 and 10 BUT we managed between 27 and 61!!
Year 2 - Owl pellet dissection January 2023
18th Jan 2023
Year 2 have been finding out about owls. We have studied the book The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark in english lessons and habitats in science and geography.
Year 5 - Space Day!
18th Oct 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from physicist, Mike, where we deepened lots of our learning about Space!
Science - Bug Hunt
23rd Sep 2022
As part of our Science topic, we investigated living things and their habitats by going on a Bug Hunt around the school grounds. We found lots of different creatures and recorded them on a pie chart.
Year 5 - Science - Dissolving And Melting
6th May 2022
We are absolutely loving our chemistry learning this term! First, we look at the process of dissolving. Miss Clapp demonstrated with mixing a solute (sugar) to a solvent (water) to make a solution. We then made predictions and carried out our own investigations. In our second lesson, we looked at what happens when you add heat to some solids. We watched Miss Clapp melt chocolate and then we had a go with ice!
Year 5 - Science - Friction Investigation
10th Dec 2021
Year 5 have been learning all about forces. In this investigation, we wanted to find out which material offered the best non-slip properties for a hall flooring. We looked at the surfaces and decided that the rougher a surface was, the more friction there would be when an object moved across it so this would be the best non-slip. However, we then discussed other desirable properties when choosing a flooring for a hall that is used for PE, assemblies and eating and decided that a polished wood would be best.
Year 5 - Science - How do we know the Earth is not flat?
31st Oct 2021
Year 5 learned about why, throughout history, some people believed the Earth was flat and some people believed it was curved. We learned about Aristotle observing how ships disappear over the horizon. We tried this out for ourselves using a toy car moving on a flat table and compared this to it moving around a ball.
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