At St Helen's the teaching of Science aims to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It introduces methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought in a practical way. Children learn to ask scientific questions, new vocabulary, record and interpret their findings and begin to appreciate how Science affects their lives both now and in the future. Oh and its a lot of fun!
As a school, we all put forward suggestions to answer the statement, 'science is good when...'and from this, we took five key principles when teaching and learning in science, these are:
Explore, excite, simulate, create and discover.
Each lesson, children are encouraged to reflect on the principles.
Science is incorporated within the area of " Understanding the World". Pupils develop crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that helps them make sense of the world.
KS1 & KS2
The knowledge and skills within the National Curriculum Programme of Study are met using the Kent Primary Science Scheme of Work 2014 and appropriate cross curricular opportunities.
We subscribe to this exciting science magazine which provides great ideas for cross curricular practical investigations and information in all classes. This term an after school club will begin to give our budding scientists a chance to make things go Whizz Pop and Bang! ...... News to follow!
Year 5 and 6 are enjoying taking part in the BBC Terrfic Scientific campaign.
Find out more here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific
The first investigation looked at taste. We found out what happens when we eat with a Live Lesson which was highly interactive, informative and a lot of fun!
We took part in a practical investigation to find out if we were non tasters, tasters or super tasters.