Our science curriculum is designed to enable children to grasp a solid understanding of life processes (biology), materials (chemistry) and physical processes (physics) by applying the skills of exploring, observing, grouping, classifying, questioning, researching, planning, testing, measuring, communicating and evaluating. As a result, our pupils are learning to work as real scientists. We follow The Rising Stars Switched On Science Scheme, which we have adapted to meet the needs of our learners where appropriate. This scheme provides full coverage of the Science National Curriculum, providing effective progression over time through the knowledge about things and the disciplinary knowledge of how to do things scientifically, that children develop. The scheme provides detailed background knowledge for the teacher to draw from.
Children are given access to ideas and ways of working scientifically in a range of contexts, providing appropriate repetition and reinforcement to help support them to remember over time.
Our units of work have a strong focus on practical exploration and practical learning that builds on what children have been taught before.
Every year we celebrate National Science week and in 2023, we explored the theme "Connections." We found out about kinetic energy by using balloons and bouncy balls, circuits by creating a human circuit and exploring a plasma ball, forces by exploring how to make a ball float in the air and keep water in a container when being rotated and the properties of chemicals in materials with a cup and water trick!
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