Science

Science is a core subject and teaches children to ask questions about the world around them.

Science helps children to develop strategies and methods for finding out the answers to these ques-tions. Children are then led to reflect on what they have found out.

Children have opportunities to find out about Science through a range of sources. These include first hand experience of experiments and using equipment safely. Children also use virtual experi-ments on school based websites. Children use iPad apps, the internet and books to research their projects.

 

Aims and Purpose of Science

Teaching offers opportunities to:

  • To develop an enquiring and investigative mind, asking how and why questions about the world around us.
  • To plan investigations and experiments to answer how and why questions.
  • To collect and record information from investigations in a safe and controlled way.
  • To reflect on the results found and question whether findings were what was expected.
  • To find ways of checking results.
  • To develop a scientific vocabulary.

 

The Early Learning Goals

Children will learn to:

  • Investigate objects and materials by using all of their senses as appropriate.
  • Find out about and identify some features of living things, objects and events they observe.
  • Look closely at similarities, differences and patterns and change.
  • Ask questions about why things happen and how things work.
  • Find out about and identify the uses of everyday technology and use information and communication technology and programmable toys to support learning.
  • Observe and find out about features of the natural world.

 

Useful websites:

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Your guide to all that is new at the Science museum

www.creativitycentre.com/sciencealliance

Fun and ideas from children across the country

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/challenge

A quiz to help the junior child prepare for the SATS as well as practise their topic knowledge

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/index.shtml

Follow the links to Science for advice on TV programs.

 

Our science coordinator is Ms I. Wallis.