Year 5 investigate air resistance
Year 5 have put their knowledge to the test this afternoon! We have been learning all about air resistance and then carried out an investigation. We planned our investigation by predicting and thinking about the variables we wanted to change and keep the same. We then...
In Year 6, we are enjoying our learning all about evolution and inheritance. Today we learnt about physical traits that offspring can inherit from their parents. We had fun creating what we think offspring of a giraffe and gorilla would look like. We drew this new...
Marine life experts
This morning we were joined from a lovely lady who works for the Marine Conservation Society. As part of our curriculum driver, opportunities, we learnt all about what it was like to work for this charity. We learnt how important the job as a marine life expert is as...
Home learning in Science
As part of raising the importance of Science, as a school, we were set a challenge to create something inspired by the learning we have done in class. During half term our wonderful children...
We investigated the jobs our own teeth do in an eating task.
In our Science unit – Animals including humans, we have been looking at what the digestive system is and how it works. We have been learning about the different roles of the teeth of a carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore. [gallery type="rectangular"...
Investigating in Foundation
Our Foundation children have been learning all about the properties of materials and today have been investigating the properties of ice. The children loved investigating it and finding out what happened to it once it...
Science Extravaganza for parents!
On Friday afternoon, we invited our wonderful parents to come and see the work which the children had produced for their science projects. The children had the opportunity to explain to parents the knowledge that they had learnt as well as how their creations worked....
Over half term the children were set the challenge to create something which showcased their learning in science. Children were encouraged to discuss with their parents / carers the learning and knowledge which they had learnt during their unit. During the half term...
Wonderful Scientists 👩🔬
Wow! Hearing the children from across school talk about the wonderful knowledge they have learnt during their science lessons has been amazing! Children were able to articulate the key knowledge which they have learnt during their lessons as well as thinking about how...
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At Elsecar Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. Therefore, we have designed our science curriculum with the intent that our children will develop an in-depth understanding of the world around them and an understanding of how major scientific ideas have played a vital role in society, to prepare them for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
We will deliver a science curriculum that:
- has working scientifically at its core, so that children have opportunities to develop practical enquiry skills to engage with the world in a scientific way and make sense of what they are learning about living things, the environment, materials and physical processes
- provides a range of hands-on experiences to promote engagement and presents opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop understanding
- develops key scientific skills, including observing, predicting, problem solving, decision making, communication and critical thinking
- provides opportunities for different types of enquiry, such as pattern seeking, observing over time, classifying and grouping, comparative and fair testing and research using secondary sources
- builds upon prior knowledge and a progression of skills to ensure all children have a secure understanding and knowledge of key science concepts
- develops creativity and curiosity, so that children ask questions about the world around them and have the desire to explore and investigate
Additional opportunities are provided in Science, such as educational visits linked to the science curriculum, as well as visits to RSPB Wetlands and Elsecar Heritage Centre and Elsecar Park.
The National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework 2017 provide the basis for our science curriculum, which is then tailored to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.
Teachers will plan science using the newly developed progression document which will allow children to build upon prior knowledge and understanding. Knowledge organisers have been developed and introduced for teachers and pupils to use for each topic for reference and assessment purposes. This will map out the knowledge, vocabulary and skills needed to master the concepts.
- become resilient, independent and curious scientists who ask questions and find things out for themselves
- be able to communicate their ideas and findings using appropriate scientific terminology
- have an awareness of the full range of scientific careers and pathways available to them and will be keen to pursue STEM subjects at secondary school
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